Skyfall

Trivia: Even though he appears on screen for more than fifteen minutes, Ola Rapace (playing Patrice, the mercenary they chase at the start who Bond later catches in Shanghai) doesn't have a single word of dialogue.

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Trivia: M's house in this film is the former home of James Bond composer John Barry.

Trivia: All of the scenes filmed for the London Underground, Temple and Westminster stations, were filmed at Charing Cross underground station.

Trivia: When Bond confronts Patrice in the building, originally Bond was going to walk into the scene wearing cool leather gloves. But during the editing stage, a crew member pointed out that Bond's gun would only operate when his fingerprints were in contact with it, meaning the gloves wouldn't let him shoot during the scene. An extra $1 million was spent digitally removing the gloves from Daniel Craig's hands.

Trivia: The title song "Skyfall" was the first James Bond theme to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song, and was the first to earn an Oscar nomination since the song for 1981's "For Your Eyes Only".

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Trivia: On the island, Silva pours a drink and says '50 years old.' Skyfall was released 50 years after Dr. No, the first Bond movie.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene in the National Gallery early on in the film where Bond meets Q, there is a line of bench seats they're sitting on. From behind, Bond's coat tail is barely covering the gap between two of the benches. From the front though, his coat tail is further back, covering the gap almost entirely. (00:37:05)

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Question: Is there really any need for Silva to be captured and then escape to kill M? He knows when she's in court, he could just travel to London without going through being captured and escape, and considering it makes him completely unexpected, gives him more of a chance of succeeding.

Answer: Silva's objective was not just to kill M - if it was, he could have blown up her office with her in it when he hacked into MI6 the first time. He wanted to humiliate and terrify her by showing he could get to her again and again, whatever measures were put in place to protect her.

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