Die Another Day

Corrected entry: During the Iceland scenes, Bond cuts a hole in the surface of the ice and then swims through the water. As the surface is frozen, the water itself would have been close to freezing. How does Bond manage to swim in it with no protection against the cold? He doesn't even display any discomfort at swimming with his eyes open. (01:20:00)

Correction: It is quite possible to swim in water that's close to freezing - there are groups in Russia and probably many other cold countries who do this for fun, wearing only normal swimwear. Bond is not in the water for long enough for any problems to set in.

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Corrected entry: After Graves and Bond's fencing battle they shake with their right hands. By tradition all fencers shake with their left. Something going back hundreds of years about never releasing your weapon. (00:56:35)

Correction: Both Bond and Graves have a certain disdain for tradition and each seems to recognise that in the other. Using the wrong hand is an acknowledgement of that.

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Corrected entry: Right before Bond detonates the C-4 in the briefcase of diamonds, all the soldiers are scrambling to get the weapons out of the location and the firing squad is just about to fire at Bond. People are rushing around, there are fires in the background, and there is STILL someone examining the diamonds with an eyepiece. Why continue to examine the diamonds at this moment? (00:08:05)

Correction: It's his job. The diamond expert has nothing to do with regard to removing the weapons, nor to do with Bond. And given his boss's violent temper, it would undoubtedly be wise for him to finish the examination of the diamonds immediately, rather than stop and have to explain why to the Colonel.

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Corrected entry: In the fencing scene, Gustav Graves says "Positions...play...en garde". He should say "Positions...en garde...play/fence".

Correction: Actually Gustav Graves only says "en garde", it's the caller/referee that says "positions... play".


Corrected entry: Why didn't the British/Americans fire missiles at the plane carrying Graves and the controls for Icarus instead of firing at the Icarus itself? Surely between the U.S. and British armed forces, they would have enough firepower to destroy a single bulky, poorly maneuverable jet. For that matter, why didn't they just fire missiles at it before it took off from the airfield?

Correction: The Icarus was targeted because it was a weapon located in space, owned by a known socio-path. The plane was not a legitimate target since it stayed in North Korean territory. They could not strike the plane since this would be an unprovoked act of war. Notice how Falco commented on a counter-strike AFTER the beam crossed the DMZ?


Corrected entry: In the scene where Bond has just used his ring to break the glass floor and Miranda Frost is chasing him though the trees and plants, he gets to the rope (of sorts) which I assume is connected to a electronic pulley system. So as far as I can see, Jinx would have a remote control or something to control when the rope goes down, up, stops, etc. Bond obviously doesn't have this, but manages to grab the rope and shoot upwards on it. (01:26:50)

Correction: The pulley could work by a tug of the line which activates the winch upwards.

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Corrected entry: M tells Falco that if he had disclosed that Frost and Moon were on the fencing team at Harvard together, this all could have been avoided. Considering that nobody knew that Graves and Moon were the same person until Bond discovered it, how would that have helped?

Correction: It would not have mattered if M knew that Moon and Graves were the same person; she would have still been able to identify Frost as the mole within MI6.


Corrected entry: Helicopters do not need to have their engines running in order to avoid crashing. At the end of the film, Bond is desperately trying to start the helicopters engine to stop crashing. In reality, all he needed to have done was to perform an autorotation. This is a maneuvre which is used to arrest the decent rate in an engine-out emergency in helicopters, and allows a smooth landing. (01:59:15)

Correction: Autorotation is used when the engine has failed. If the engine can work it is better to try and use that. Autorotation is an emergency procedure and a risk in itself.


Corrected entry: James Bond is a highly trained, highly skilled secret agent/assassin. After he sleeps with Agent Frost, she removes the bullets from the magazine of his gun. Later in the film he seems surprised and shocked that this could have happened. Every handgun is significantly heavier with rounds in it. Surely 007 would be able to feel the weight of his empty gun was different when he picked it up the next morning.

Correction: According to the novelization of the film, the gun has not been emptied of bullets, but has had its firing pin bent. Therefore, there will not be any difference in weight, just a gun that cannot fire.


Corrected entry: Towards the end of the movie, M says something along the lines of, 'Well, if you had disclosed that Frost and Moon were on the fencing team at Harvard together, this all could have been avoided'. I seriously, seriously, seriously doubt that the U.S. government would/could have had any reason to prevent MI-6 from getting a roster of any university fencing club for one of their own agents. Just as a little test, I found out the current members of the Harvard fencing team in less than 2 minutes by hitting Harvard's athletics web page. MI-6 is in serious, serious trouble if they can't find a roster form, given the ages of Moon and Frost, at most 6 or 7 years ago.

Correction: M isn't saying that MI6 couldn't find out. They didn't know to look in the first place. M is saying that the CIA knew tha Moon and Frost were acquainted before Frost joined MI6 and that the CIA didn't inform MI6 of this. Which caused MI6 to miss find out about her role as the mole.


Corrected entry: We see James turn his car invisible near the ice palace. When the villain with the diamonds in his face switches on the heat sensor thing in his car we see James Bond's car glow red. Would that actually happen? Not likely, only the engine would show red along with James Bond's body, not the whole car. Especially right after it was started after staying in the cold for a long time.

Correction: It could be that the whole car is heated to prevent frost from forming and ruining the adaptive camouflage.


Corrected entry: When Bond is talking to the General, he has his handcuffs on behind his back. When he starts walking down to the other side of the boardwalk his hands are at his sides without any restraints, and no-one undid them.

Correction: He doesn't have handcuffs on here, he just keeps his hand behind his back. Just look at the point where he is 'helped' out of the truck: two people hold his arms, but without him wearing cuffs.


Corrected entry: Why can the lasers burn through metal in an instant, but take a few split seconds to burn through Mr. Kill's skull?

Correction: The lasers only burn away the surface of the metal floor and therefore the laser would take a while longer to burn through a whole skull.


Corrected entry: In the Cuban clinic, Bond unplugs a wire from a camera that's covering the secret entrance. However, he only unplugs the wire that controls the zoom/focus (you can see the wire goes to a small motor or something on top of the lens). The power and video feed comes/goes from the thicker cable coming out the back of the camera into the wall.

Correction: With that cable pulled out, the shutter will close to protect the optics. Hence the camera will work but the image will be black.


Corrected entry: At the very beginning of the big car chase, when bond gets in the Aston Martin. We see that the car is invisible when it's struck by a guy riding a skidoo. But when the Aston reappears visible, the rear of the car is completely undamaged.

Correction: Come on, this is James Bond! I would assume that the car's makers in the film from the "Q Branch" would have fitted super-strong armoured plating as standard, following on from Tomorrow Never Dies where a big deal was made out of the hard armoured skin.


Corrected entry: When James and Jinx enter the Antonov, they climb through a door in the cargobelly-floor. In a pressurized aircraft there is absolutely no connection between the pressurised cabin and the wheelwells.

Correction: The Antonov 124 (An-124-100M) has a passage between the wheelwell and the cargo bay. In there are the controls for adjusting the kneeling mechanism for the landing gear. This compartment is pressurized.


Corrected entry: When James Bond is about to jump into the hole he has made in the ice, he takes off his jacket. When he re-emerges in the tropical garden area, he takes his jacket off again.

Correction: They are not the same jacket. Look when Bond takes off his jacket before jumps into the hole, he is wearing another jacket underneath. It's this one that he takes off in the tropical garden area.


Corrected entry: For Frost to empty Bond's gun, she would have had to eject the clip, remove six bullets, rack the slide to clear the one from the chamber, replace it, lock the slide back into place and hide the bullets. How could she have done all this without Bond noticing?

Correction: She could have just replaced the clip with an empty one, making the process a bit easier to do while he's asleep.


Corrected entry: In the car chase scene across the ice plains in Iceland, Bond's car is flipped onto its roof by an exploding rocket. He flips the car upright again by ejecting the passenger seat, yet when he rescues Jinx from the melting room, the seat has magically reappeared for her to rest on. How can this be?

Correction: It could be on hydraulics, so the seat would be retracted afterwards.


Corrected entry: If James Bond is supposed to be in Iceland, why is it whenever you see him breathing in an exterior shot, you don't see any steam coming from his mouth, as would happen in a cold environment?

Correction: Debatable point, as a lot of the scenes were actually filmed...er...somewhere cold, can't remember where, so if there's no visible vapour, that's just how it was.

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Continuity mistake: In the final fight scene on the plane between Jinx and Agent Frost, Jinx is slashed across her stomach, drawing blood. In a later scene, when Jinx and 007 are pouring diamonds over one another in the hut on the cliff, her stomach is unblemished. (02:02:25)

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James Bond: You know, you're cleverer than you look.
Q: Still, better than looking cleverer than you are.

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Trivia: The name of the hotel that Bond visits in Hong Kong is The Rubyeon Royale Hotel. "Ruby" for the 40th anniversary of the James Bond series; "Eon" for EON Productions, producers of the series; and "Royale" for Casino Royale, the first Ian Fleming James Bond novel.

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Question: In "The World Is Not Enough" Bond, using his intuition, correctly assessed that Elektra King had sided with the villain. So why did he never suspect for a second that Miranda Frost had done the same in this film?

Answer: Bond's suspicions about Elektra King were triggered by his discovery that her head of security, Davidov, was working with Renard. With Miranda Frost, there was nothing that would have led Bond to believe she was a double agent working for Graves/Moon in any capacity other than her undercover MI6 assignment.

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