3.18.13 … skyfall … Don’t forget my pathetic love of country …

Skyfall, quotes, filming locations, M, Q, James Bond: I feel really stupid … I never wondered why Q was Q … Quartermaster!

Kincade: [after shooting two of Silva’s men dead] Welcome to Scotland!

Raoul Silva: Just look at you, barely held together by your pills and your drink.

James Bond: Don’t forget my pathetic love of country.

M: Orphans always make the best recruits.

M: [quoting Ulysses] Though much is taken, much abides, and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are… One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

via Skyfall (2012) – Memorable quotes.

Skyfall filming location: Buachaille Etive Beag, Glencoe, Scotland

Skyfall filming location: 007 returns to the Highlands with M: Buachaille Etive Beag, Glencoe, Scotland

Bond’s childhood home, along with the chapel and entrance gate, was constructed on Hankley Common, a stretch of Ministry of Defence land just south of Elstead in Surrey – which had previously appeared in two Pierce Brosnan Bond movies: The World is Not Enough (where it stood in for the oilfields of ‘Azerbaijan’) and Die Another Day.

via Film locations for Skyfall (2012).

Other possible inspirations include Lieutenant Colonel Sir Claude Dansey, deputy head of MI6 and head of the wartime Z network, who achieved different interpretations of his character from those who knew him: Malcolm Muggeridge thought him “the only professional in MI6”,[2] whilst Hugh Trevor-Roper considered Dansey to be “an utter shit, corrupt, incompetent, but with a certain low cunning”.[2] A further inspiration for M was Maxwell Knight, head of MI5, who signed his memos as “M” and whom Fleming knew well.[1] The tradition of the head of MI6 signing their name with a single letter came from Mansfield Smith-Cumming, who would sign his initial “C” with green ink.[3]

via M (James Bond) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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