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New 007 Production blog highlights the London setting in Skyfall

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A new 007 production blog for SKYFALL has gone online, this time focusing on using the setting of London in the film.  If you're sick of London after the Olympics, well, too bad, because it looks like good ol' Great Britain is getting the spotlight for the next Bond outing.  I think it's quite fitting, as Bond IS a British agent and it's cool to see him in and around his digs.  It gives the character a deeper sense of belonging and origin, whereas we oftentimes see him jetsetting all over the world.  Certainly there are more locations in SKYFALL than London, but having some action pieces set in the city is pretty cool.

Have a look:

Even though Craig says they weren't trying to be "flag-waving" about London's use, I don't see anything wrong with that, personally.  One thing that is commonly ignored in the espionage genre is WHY these agents do what they do.  We could throw out that they do it simply because they're good at it, but I see that as a cop out.  These agents (from Bourne to Mission:Impossible to Bond) work for the government of a specific country and I think having a sense of patriotism to that nation is a big part of who they are and why they do what they do. 

Directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Ben Whishaw, and Albert Finney, SKYFALL infiltrates theaters on November 9, 2012.

Extra Tidbit: What setting would you like to see Bond in? Ironically, I'd actually like to see him in action in a big metropolitan U.S. city like New York or L.A.
Source: 007.com

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6:24AM on 08/20/2012
Bond is a BRITISH agent? Wow. Thanks Paul - you saved me from making a complete tit out of myself...
Bond is a BRITISH agent? Wow. Thanks Paul - you saved me from making a complete tit out of myself...
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7:29PM on 08/16/2012
No idea what you're on about Captain Thorpe. The lack of patriotism is because the Union Flag and the patriotism that goes along with it has been hijacked by the BNP and far right over the last couple of decades, and to show pride in that was presumed to have the same beliefs as them... which most people want to avoid. To suggest it has anything to do with the Empire of old is just shows lack of understanding of what it is to be British. Thankfully the Olympics have redressed this somewhat, and
No idea what you're on about Captain Thorpe. The lack of patriotism is because the Union Flag and the patriotism that goes along with it has been hijacked by the BNP and far right over the last couple of decades, and to show pride in that was presumed to have the same beliefs as them... which most people want to avoid. To suggest it has anything to do with the Empire of old is just shows lack of understanding of what it is to be British. Thankfully the Olympics have redressed this somewhat, and there is pride again in showing the Union Flag and being part of Great Britain.
Going back to the article though... one reason that not much of the Bond world is set in it't native country is that domestic intelligence is covered by MI5 not 6.
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6:28AM on 08/20/2012
So as a British citizen I don't feel patriotic because the 'BNP' has hijacked the Union Jack? That's just ridiculous.
So as a British citizen I don't feel patriotic because the 'BNP' has hijacked the Union Jack? That's just ridiculous.
6:39AM on 08/20/2012
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2:30PM on 08/16/2012
Good observation about the patriotism, Paul. Unfortunately it's not considered politically correct to be patriotic in Britain - people are encouraged to feel a sense of shame over the country once having a successful empire.
Good observation about the patriotism, Paul. Unfortunately it's not considered politically correct to be patriotic in Britain - people are encouraged to feel a sense of shame over the country once having a successful empire.
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3:16PM on 08/16/2012
Eh, they still have Bond, Harry Potter, and the SAS. Not too shabby. Also, that big clock.
Eh, they still have Bond, Harry Potter, and the SAS. Not too shabby. Also, that big clock.
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