Tally ho, reference hunters

Reference hunt, such good sport, and NTTD certainly has a lot of them.

Which ones did you spot, which ones do you consider to be deliberate? Which one was nice and which one was unnecessary or plain stupid?

The soundtrack, of course, had the unmistakeable nods to OHMSS several times, but also to CR and maybe a few others here and there. Sadly missed (again): Barry’s 007 Theme, which was last heard in MR. A latin version during the Cuba fight scenes, perhaps… :rofl:

DN references quite a lot, most notably the one at the beginning of the credits, but also the scientists’ lab outfits, and the grilled rooflights in Safin’s lair. The lair itself reminded a bit of Crab Key. Villains with an own island or lair at sea, anyhow, Spectre Island in FRWL, the DAF oil rig, Scaramanga’s island, and of course Silva’s Hashima island.

Cigar’s ashes on the steps of his house may actually be a reference to Sherlock Holmes, but in that universe, the cigar would certainly have been a Trichinopoly, instead of Felix’ Delectados.

One of which I’m not sure if it was intentional, but the death of Logan Ash reminded me a lot of FYEO’s Emile Leopold Locque.

What else did we have?

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Leiter giving the mixey-uppy-villainy speech which is basically the same as Mathis in Quantum of Solace and it’s not a lucky speech to give. That it comes from Bond in Casino Royale in the first place is a portent of fate to come, tbh.

Likewise Le Chiffre in the book being the first to use the phrase about having “all the time in the world”. It’s the Bond equivalent of repeating Candyman n times into the bathroom mirror. Use it and it seals your fate.

Agreed on the Locque thing but I also considered an overeager Bond fanboy having a SUV dropped on him is largely how one is left at the end of the film. That, and all that bish about burning the past and letting it go. A subtle film it is not.

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:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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Safin vs. Bond over Madeleine. Squabbling over an inanimate object. I can’t have her, so you can’t have her. That’s detente. comrade.

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Detente indeed.

Had to :wink:

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It’s also said by M - She considered it the point in a spies life where they need to go.

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Yeah, and look what happened to her.

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CR’s going to be an odd watch now. No-one in it is going to make it out this story alive…

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Mendel probably survived. That makes me happy. But that’s a solid point - they’re all doomed

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Only the banker survived…

Alive and well…

mendel

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The scene with the CIA trawler and the hydroplane reminds me of the killing of Milena’s parents in FYEO. Where the killer also escapes with the plane. While the sinking trawler mirrors the sinking St Georges espionage ship.

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And also the fact that, like the love of his life, Vesper, he has to let go his best buddy throughout the series and can only watch him sinking down into the water.

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“Everything he touches seems to wither and die”

Blofeld and Felix literally die as Bond touches them…

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Might be overthinking it but I took Q’s description of the likely machinery in the launching room to be significant side-eye to the popular perception of overly intricate and elaborate schemes and machines of Bond films past. However, the reference to M being thirsty I thought was a definite hark-back to The Dench who was rarely without a glass in her hand.

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Not a reference to Bond or cinema as a wider field. But it struck me that, when Bond leaves Madeleine in the train, she’s shown with her hand on her tummy, telegraphing she is pregnant.

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Caught that too.

And when M is sitting before that bay window - did his office ever have bay windows before? - wasn’t there a painting of a former M in the bay?

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Judi is what he’s looking at.

Then it must be two paintings, I distinctly remember Robert Brown - or rather, I think I do.

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