Corrected entry: When Bond and Solange see each other on the beach, in the shot where Bond first comes out of the water (close up) there are several people in the background and a boat moving left of frame. However in the next wide shot of him everyone around him disappears and there is now a boat moving right of the frame. (00:30:30)
Corrected entry: When James and Vesper are lying on a deserted beach and their yacht is in the distance, how did they get to the beach? There is no dinghy tied up on the beach. They aren't naked. Did they put their clothes in plastic bags and swim? The yacht is quite far away. And when we see them sailing (motoring) into Venice, there is no dinghy trailing behind them or an inflated one lashed to the yacht.
Corrected entry: In the sinking house scene, during the shot of the house sinking just before Bond gets slashed across the chest, a blue screen can be seen briefly in the top right of the shot. This was put behind the model of the house during production. It would be hard to pass this off for sky as it is a very dark shade of blue. (02:07:00)
Corrected entry: When Bond starts to type his resignation letter on the boat in Venice he's wearing an Omega Planet Ocean watch with a black strap. When he finishes typing and closes the laptop he's wearing an Omega Seamaster with a silver strap - a completely different watch. (01:57:10)
Corrected entry: In the final fight, in the house in Venice, a bad guy shoots a nail gun at Bond. Nail guns use safety catches that prevent them from firing unless pressed firmly against a surface. Although this safety can (on some models) be pulled back to allow a nail to fire, this is never shown to be the case, and since the gun was picked up from a construction site it can't have been modified by the bad guys.SexyIrishLeprechaun
Corrected entry: During the first big poker game between Bond and Le Chiffre they are playing Texas Hold 'Em. Bond and Le Chiffre are the only players left in the game. During the final betting interval, Bond "calls" Le Chiffre, meaning he matches his bet. The dealer says to Le Chiffre, "Monsieur, you have been called. Showdown, please." Le Chiffre displays his cards, revealing a full house. Bond puts his cards face-down and says "Fold." You may not fold during a showdown. A player may not throw away his hand without showing it merely because a previous player has announced a higher-ranking hand; every player who is 'in on the call' must expose his full hand face up on the table in the showdown. You can only fold during the betting interval when it's your turn to bet.Krankor
Corrected entry: At the Miami airport, the bomber turns a key in something marked 'Emergency Sprinkler Override'. An 'override' would turn the sprinkler system off, not on. Sprinkler systems are usually filled with pressurized water. When a fire occurs, a lead link in a sprinkler head melts after reaching a designed temperature. This allows water to flow only through the specific sprinkler head(s) above the fire. You can turn an entire sprinkler system off by interrupting the flow of water into the system, but you can never turn an entire system 'on' with the flip of a switch or turn of a valve.
Corrected entry: in the scene where Bond wins the car from Dimitrios, before he bets everything the dealer just revealed the Turn (4th card), however, after the betting round is done and no other cards are dealt, she asks them to reveal their hands and the 5th community card is on the table (Dimitrios' 3rd King).
Corrected entry: At the end of the foot chase with Bond and the bomb maker, as the bomb maker runs into the embassy, the guard already has the bomb maker's papers in his hand and is talking on his radio getting some kind of confirmation, before the bomb maker has even stopped to hand him his papers.
Corrected entry: In casting Daniel Craig as the new James Bond, the filmmakers broke with the tradition, starting with Roger Moore, of using an actor who had previously been up for the role. (Sean Connery had been chosen over Moore, Moore over Timothy Dalton, and Dalton as a last-minute replacement for Pierce Brosnan.).
Corrected entry: When Bond and Vesper sail into Venice they are in a yacht with a tall mast that would never be able to make it up the Grand Canal to the Rialto market where we see them as it would never be able to pass under the bridges crossing the canal.
Corrected entry: When Vesper and Bond are in the Venice hotel room near the end of the film, we see Vesper get out of bed and see her get dressed - there is no bra visible as she does up her dress. Cut to a few minutes later after Bond has pulled her from the sinking building, and her wet dress reveals the outlines of a bra under the same dress we seen her put on earlier.Ryanbrynna
Corrected entry: Mathis is keeping an extremely close watch on the chips; when everyone is "all in" at the end of the game Mathis tells Vesper that there is 115 million in the pot. At the hospital Mendel explains to Bond and Vesper that he is rushing because "120 million is a lot of money. The extra $5 million can't be the extra cash Bond had access to, because Vesper didn't allow it to be used.
Corrected entry: Why did Bond's female assistant refuse to give him another $5 million after he lost the first $10 million? I thought she would do anything to save her kidnapped boyfriend.
Corrected entry: In the scene in the collapsing house in Venice, there is a moment where Bond rips an electricity cable out of a junction box and electrocutes a baddie. However, as Bond is holding the guy's shoulder while he electrocutes him, he should also be electrocuted.
Corrected entry: In the Miami Science Museum, Bond stabs Dimitrios in the side with a knife, killing him instantly. No one would die so quickly from such a wound, especially someone strong enough to hold their own against 007. Even a severe laceration to the liver (the area where Dimitrios is stabbed) would take minutes to bleed out. Listed as trivia only because the Bond mythology is replete with instantaneous deaths; villains don't get to die slowly.BocaDavie
Corrected entry: The prototype airplane featured in the Miami airport sequence was a cosmetically modified 747. It was originally delivered to British Airways in 1980, and was retired from service in 2005. The unique quad engine arrangement was a physical mock-up; the stretched upper deck was digitized. Following filming, the airplane was dismantled.
Corrected entry: During the poker games as usual the gamblers say: "check", meaning they pass the opportunity to bet to the next person. However, in the Polish cinema translation the subtitles say "czekam" instead of "sprawdzam", which is the word which should be used. "Czekam" means "I'm waiting" - while it sounds similar to "check", it makes no sense in the context of the game. (01:08:50)
Corrected entry: When Bond is chasing the bomb maker at the construction site, why did he bother chasing him up to the top of the building? Wouldn't it have been better to just wait on the ground until he came down?
Corrected entry: At the end of the poker game in Bahamas, Bond gives the opportunity to the other player to get his money back by accepting his car as a bet. Then the car keys are placed on the pot. Bond wins the hand, and before leaving the table, asks for the valet parking ticket, which is handed to him. If the car was on valet parking, the other player shouldn't have been able to provide the car keys at that moment.
Corrected entry: In the poker hand between Dimitrios and Bond, the dealer announces that Bond has won with "trip aces." In fact, he has won with "a set of aces." A set means that the player has been dealt a pair, then flops a third to make three of a kind. Trips means that the player has not been dealt a pair, but the flop brings two more of the same kind to make three of a kind. It is not an uncommon error in terminology.
Corrected entry: Since the casino still had all the winnings of Bond, torturing Bond for the password would not help Le Chiffre get the money. The casino would need to have Bond enter the password and she would need to enter the bank account number. If they were both dead, the casino would not turn over the money to anyone else. Even if Le Chiffre were able to convince the casino that he was entering Bond's password, they would not want the money in the account number that Vespa was supposed to provide, they would want to use their own.
Corrected entry: "M" pronounces Le Chiffre's name differently throughout the movie. When she is briefing Bond on him, she pronounces it "lay-SHIF", which is exactly how other characters in the movie pronounce it from then on on. Yet, later on "M" says "lay-SHIF-ra". It is not likely that one person would have two randomly different pronunciations of the same person's name.
Corrected entry: When Bond crashes the Range Rover Sport at the Ocean Club, he goes straight to the security room where surely, the guards might be looking to see just who was driving the car that did all that damage after establishing that no white men park cars there for a living. Further, on later review of the security CD, why was Bond not questioned about the incident and perhaps encouraged to find alternative accommodation? After all, he was staying there in full view of the security staff. We might at least have seen him pull the CD for the moment in question and destroy or delete it to add credibility to his prolonged stay at the club.
Corrected entry: When Vesper lowers herself into the water while inside the elevator, the elevator car's "roof" is shown. As the car falls, the roof lifts completely away from the rest of the car, which would allow Bond quick and easy access. There are also many gaps in the bars and wire mesh that make up the elevator shaft that are large enough to easily allow both Bond and Vesper to pass through simultaneously. There's no reason Bond should have followed Vesper down from outside the shaft and attempted to break the elevator door open - he could have got to her from above, quickly and easily, whether she wanted him to or not. (02:13:30)Phixius
Corrected entry: In the scene where Bond is chasing the bomb maker through the construction site, Bond jumps on a 'pneumatic lift' where he breaks off the gas pipe and the 'lift' falls. The 'lift' is seen to change colour from red to yellow twice as we cut between shots.
Corrected entry: When Bond is hunting the bomb terrorist at the beginning, they both cross a fence of a building site. At the bottom of the fence is a heap of sand. When the terrorist crosses, the heap approximately reaches the middle of the fence. When Bond crosses a second later, the heap is suddenly higher, although the bulldozer, that is dumping sand, doesn't reach to the fence. Maybe it was to make it a little more comfortable for Daniel Craig to roll over it. (00:10:55)
Corrected entry: When Vesper puts her red dress on in the hotel room in Venice she isn't wearing a bra. When Bond and her walk down the stairs, a bra strap is visible across her back.
Corrected entry: When Bond is trying to climb onto the aviation fuel truck, his trouser leg rides up and you can see the white protective suit the stuntman is wearing under the costume.
Corrected entry: Towards the end of the movie, Vesper goes to the bank and withdraws the 120 million dollars to deliver to Mr. White. Next we see her carrying a silver briefcase through the streets of Venice. Then after she's dead, Mr. White presumably fishes it out of the water, and we see him carry it off, but what is in it? Certainly not 120 million dollars or money of any denomination. It would never fit.
Corrected entry: When Bond nearly misses running over Vesper on the highway, his car crashes and flips, leaving him injured. Yet, none of the airbags deploy.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the chase is taking place in the stair well, Bond, Vesper and the villain are fighting over control of a gun when it goes off. In a six foot by six foot stair well, a fired shot would ricochet off the walls several times and make an enormous sound, most likely striking someone and would not just stick in the wall as the sound indicated.
Corrected entry: In the scene at Miami Airport, Bond calls M to tell her about the possibility of a bomb going off at the airport. We are told in a previous scene that he has caught the last flight from Nassau to Miami. If he made this call at say 10pm in the US it would be 3am in the UK, yet both M and her assistant are in the office and the scene behind M reflects early evening in London.
Corrected entry: In the final hand of the poker game, everybody is all-in and Bond wins. However, LeChiffre has a greater value of chips, meaning that Bond can only win from each player up the amount he put into the pot. Any money in excess of this should have gone back to Le Chiffre and the game continued between him and Bond. In the movie, Bond wins everything.
Corrected entry: In the scene where M is briefing Bond in Nassau, she remarks that after the attacks of September 11 the CIA noticed a massive shorting of airline stocks. She remarks, "When the stocks hit bottom on 9/12, somebody made a fortune." M should know that the markets were closed on September 12. They did not reopen until Monday, September 17. (00:56:05)
Corrected entry: In the torture scene, LeChiffre tells Bond that he needs the account number from Vesper and he will easily get it by torturing her. However, before the torture scene, LeChiffre threw Vesper out of the car and onto the road whereupon Bond wrecks his car and is captured. It makes no sense for LeChiffre to risk Vesper's life by throwing her out onto the road in front of Bond's car until after he gets the account number from her. If Bond hits Vesper with the car, she's dead and the account number goes with her. It only makes sense for LeChiffre to cause Bond to crash by throwing Vesper onto the road if LeChiffre knows that Bond will miss her and crash; but of course there's no way for LeChiffre to know that.
Corrected entry: On the train to Montenegro, Bond & Vesper are swaying or rocking with the train, but the wine on the table is not.
Corrected entry: After James Bond has just won the poker game at Casino Royale, he tips the croupier with a £500,000 chip. In this game, the chips only have nominal value and cannot be cashed in as all the money is being held by the casino to be paid out on the entering of the winner's password. The chip is therefore worthless.
Corrected entry: In the final poker showdown, the odds simply are not in favor of the 4 remaining players having such powerful hands. The odds of those four hands occurring simultaneously is 1 in 1,931,990,034,744,000 - or to put it another way, if every human on Earth was in a Texas Hold'em tournament at the same time, that would not happen until the 320 millionth hand was dealt. I know we have to suspend reality to enjoy the movie, but that is a bit much.
Corrected entry: In the "You Know My Name" intro sequence, there comes a point where the Seven of Hearts card flies up, to have two bullet holes in it to make 007. This is unlikely as the numbers and letters on most playing cards are marked in the top left corner, making it difficult to spell "007".
Corrected entry: When Bond sends his resignation letter on the boat in Venice we see on the laptop a previous email spelt "stationary request" which is a misspell; it should be "stationery.".
Corrected entry: The supposed police officers from Montenegro wear shirts with the Serbian flag, not the Montenegrin one.
Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, M wonders if the discovery of Vesper's motives have now cleared Matthis' name. Matthis was never doubted until LeChiffre himself told Bond that "Matthis is my friend".
Corrected entry: On the train on their way to Montenegro, Bond and Vesper discuss Bond's trustworthiness. Vesper points out that the Treasury is trusting him with millions of dollars. HM Treasury accountant speaking to MI6 agent - both English or at least British - would talk about pounds, not dollars.
Corrected entry: The license plates of the cars in Montenegro have the old Yugoslav flag on them, instead of the Montenegrin one.
Corrected entry: On the side of the fuel truck that the terrorist is going to use to blow up the plane there's a label: JP4 .Commercial aircraft don't use JP4, they use JP5 or jet A. JP4 is used in military aircraft.
Corrected entry: When Bond is chasing Mollaka on the tower crane, Mollaka fails to shoot Bond because he has run out of ammo; the pistol merely clicks. However, when a semiautomatic pistol is out of ammo, not only is the trigger mechanism disabled; more importantly, the slide locks back in the open position, making it obvious that the pistol cannot be fired.
Corrected entry: When poisoned with digoxin during the poker game Bond goes into a tachycardia and has a cardiac arrest. Digoxin would act to slow the heart rate and would not cause death by tachyarrhythmia as is the case in the movie.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Bond gives Vesper the kiss of life on top of the sunken building her chest does not inflate, showing he's not actually breathing into her.
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