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Die Another Day: Declassified


Villains: Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens)

Henchmen: Zao (Rick Yune), Vladimir Popov (Michael Gorevoy), Mr Kill (Lawrence Makoare)

The Girls: Jinx (Halle Berry), Miranda Frost (Rosamund Pike)

Locations: North Korea, Hong Kong, Cuba, London, Iceland

The Song:  Die Another Day performed by Madonna

The cars:  2002 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner, Jaguar XKR (Xao) 2002 Ford Thunderbird

The gadgets:

Surfboard with explosives, mini computer and combat knife.
Combat knife with GPS transmitter
Omega watch with laser and detonator
Depleted uranium gun
Jinx's mobile phone detonator
Sonic agitator ring
Graves' dream machine
Icarus satellite
Rope descender
Underwater breather
Graves' suit

Quotes:

James Bond: You know, you're cleverer than you look.
Q: Still, better than looking cleverer than you are.

Miranda Frost:[to Bond] I know all about you - sex for dinner, death for breakfast.

James Bond: You know, I've missed your sparkling personality.
Zao: [punching Bond in the stomach] How's that for a punch line?

Miranda Frost: I'll show you your room.
James Bond: A palace of ice; you must feel right at home.

James Bond: [after he gives Col. Moon the briefcase full of diamonds, rigged with explosives] Don't blow it all at once.

Jinx: [when the lasers are threatening to cut her] Switch them off, or I'll be half the girl I used to be!

Trivia:

Following her Best Actress win at the 2002 Oscars, Halle Berry became the first Academy Award winner to be a leading Bond Girl in the EON Productions official series

The frozen lake in Iceland that is the location for some car chases, does not freeze very often naturally. This is due to its closeness to the sea and its high salt content. When the filmmakers had troubles getting the Icelandic lake to freeze properly, they considered filming the car chase scenes on ice in New Zealand. To rectify this situation the river that links the lake to the sea was dammed and within two days the entire lake was frozen to a depth of over 2 meters. Once they solved that problem, filming could take place in Iceland as planned.

Both the Aston Martin and the Jaguar were completely stripped of engine and running gear. These were replaced by the Ford V8, 4WD kit and 4spd Auto 'box from Ford's Explorer. This was to help them perform on ice.

For the sword fight, film makers decreased the film speed to make it look as if the actors were moving faster than they actually were.

The book that 007 picks up from the Cuban sleeper along with a revolver, is "A Field Guide to Birds of the West Indies," written by James Bond. Ian Fleming, an avid birdwatcher, based his famous spy character on the author's name.

Rick Yune's diamond-encrusted make-up took 3 hours to apply.

 


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