Corrected entry: Would M and the Service really risk losing Bond to a (obvious) trap, for the sake of getting a Russian Lektor decoder? As soon as the system was compromised, the Russians would, presumably, immediately change their coding system to render the Lektor obsolete. In the novel I think they were going for a psychological win over the Soviets, but it is still rather flimsy.
Corrected entry: Twice in the film, the Lektor is referred to as "a new Lektor decoding machine. Immediately after, it's said that someone (CIA and MI6) "has been after one for quite some time" or "had wanted one for years". If it's a new decoding machine, how could they have wanted one for such an extended period of time?poehitman
Corrected entry: When Bond is leaving Tatiana alone in the train compartment for the first time, he asks her to lock the door and says he'll knock the door three times as he returns, so she'll know it's him. Now, isn't the three knocks just what a lot of people do by nature? Not very clever, secret spy-tactics that one.S.Holmes
Corrected entry: In a later Bond film, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", Bond takes souvenirs from previous missions out of his desk. Among these is Red Grant's wristwatch with the garroting wire from "From Russia With Love". This means he took the watch from Grant's corpse after killing him during the fight on the train. But although Bond rifles through Grant's pockets and takes a few things, including a wad of money, we don't see him take the watch.
Corrected entry: Kronsteen tells Blofeld that he believes the British Secret Service would send Bond to investigate the trap to get the Lektor, because he is speculating they'd send their best agent. But later we learn that his plan is to have the Russian agent claim to fall in love with Bond and demand Bond come to Istanbul to get the Lektor. Why speculate who the British would send, when the plan requires them to send Bond?
Corrected entry: When Bond is watching the belly dancer, watch carefully as her belly button has a gold object in then it suddenly disappears and reappears during the sequence.
Corrected entry: The night shot of the Orient Express is in fact a Southern region (Malachite green) carriage from a boat train.
Corrected entry: When they're in the boat, the girl looks forward, sports a quizzical expression, licks her finger to test the wind and then asks Bond where they are going. Now, this all happens when the boat is still moving, so unless the wind is really really strong, the only direction that one could determine from this particular technique would be "forward".
Corrected entry: They use the fuel to blow up their pursuers. Didn't Bond say that they needed that fuel in an earlier scene?
Corrected entry: Before the exploding helicopter falls around Bond he has a hat on. In the next shot the hat is nowhere to be found.
Corrected entry: When Grant finally reveals who he works for to Bond, he tells him that part of Spectre's plan is to have Grant kill Bond and Tania, making it look like a murder-suicide and use the film as a motive for Bond killing her. Later Grant states that his orders are to kill him but its up to him as to how he does it, and tells Bond he will keep shooting him until he kisses Grant's foot. How would multiple bullet wounds look like a suicide?