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Die Another Day Does BA 744 Correctly- Amazing!

Mon Nov 25, 2002 10:51 am

I just saw the new James Bond movie today, "Die Another Day." At one part in the movie, James is flying on a BA 744. The movie actually did everything right! This must be a first for the movie industry in regards to commercial airplanes. The first thing they did right was to actually show the same kind of plane take off as they did land. I have noticed that a common mistake for movies is that they will show say an A300 take off and a 744 land (Rush Hour 2 for this particular mistake). Gotta hand it to Die Another Day for just getting that right. The next thing was that James was in first class and the first class was certainly a BA first class, judging by the pictures of it I have seen on this website and it was a 744 first class, not something else like a 777. They even had the uniforms right on the flight attendants for the BA uniforms! The scene was short, but hey, no mess-ups. This has got to be a first. There was also an An-124 in the movie. The movie was fun to see. Not the best James Bond, but not the worst either. At least it was better than the last two. I recommend that you see it!

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RE: Die Another Day Does BA 744 Correctly- Amazing!

Mon Nov 25, 2002 11:07 am

Perhaps BA sponsored the movie?
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RE: Die Another Day Does BA 744 Correctly- Amazing

Mon Nov 25, 2002 11:09 am

They did. They're also sponsoring tons of giveaways and sweepstakes related to the movie.

And as far as Rush Hour 2, United clearly sponsored that movie, but I don't think the landings and takeoffs were necessarily supposed to depict the plane they were on, but just the airport in general.

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RE: Die Another Day Does BA 744 Correctly- Amazing!

Mon Nov 25, 2002 11:15 am

Isn't it intersting how the movies do mess up shots with planes in them. You are right how they will take off in one aircraft and land in another, or have a 737 flying transatlantic. They ( and books) often mess up the times of flights, say like a flight from London to New York arriving in New York in the early morning ( non Concorde) which of course does not happen.

Maybe they should check with us here on how to do a movie!
 
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RE: Die Another Day Does BA 744 Correctly- Amazing

Mon Nov 25, 2002 11:23 am

Tony - I think you will find 99% of the audience will neither notice nor care...

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RE: Die Another Day Does BA 744 Correctly- Amazing!

Mon Nov 25, 2002 11:32 am

"Tony - I think you will find 99% of the audience will neither notice nor care...

V/F"

99.9999999% probably of the millions who will see it.

But this is an aviation forum so we as aviation nerds do care...at least i think..lol
 
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RE: Die Another Day Does BA 744 Correctly- Amazing!

Mon Nov 25, 2002 11:38 am

Virgin Flyer - you may be right about those who don't care, but they research other areas of the film, so why not at least try to be accurate on aircraft areas. They could find a lot of their information by just checking on Expedia.

Last week a TV station in Florida was talking about a new Holland America ship. They were showing a clip of a Carnival ship. If anything it goes to show the media does not get their facts right in MANY things - maybe 99.99999% of the time.
 
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RE: Die Another Day Does BA 744 Correctly- Amazing!

Mon Nov 25, 2002 12:31 pm

I am fairly sure that British Airways sponsored the movie as is evident by the James Bond 007 link in BA's website.

http://www.britishairways.com/travel/home/public/en_gb

I think it may be "The official airline of James Bond."
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RE: Die Another Day Does BA 744 Correctly- Amazing!

Mon Nov 25, 2002 12:37 pm

I guess that's why they got things rite this time!  Smile
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RE: Die Another Day Does BA 744 Correctly- Amazing!

Mon Nov 25, 2002 12:38 pm

I disagree. I have seen the movie twice. Please notice the engines on the darkened 747 in the landing scene. The rear angle makes it hard to notice but the engines are not Rolls Royce. I do not think that BA flies 400s with other engines other than RR.
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RE: Die Another Day Does BA 744 Correctly- Amazing!

Mon Nov 25, 2002 12:51 pm

I'm sure it has to do with the fact that they sponsored it. I've heard a lot lately about "is it a movie or one big advertisement?" Also, I think they have some non RR 744's. I think i remember reading about it in an old issue of Airliner World where they did a "from the cockpit" on a BA 744 to HKG. I can't remember exactly, but it mentioned something like different colors on the books on the onboard library to remind the crew of the different engines, and thus different thrust settings.

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RE: Die Another Day Does BA 744 Correctly- Amazing!

Mon Nov 25, 2002 3:17 pm

All BA 744's have RR engines!!
 
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RE: Die Another Day Does BA 744 Correctly- Amazing!

Mon Nov 25, 2002 7:19 pm

BA were one of many sponsors. The James Bond site lists all those who had a 'part' to play so to speak....Omega, Jaguar, Finladia vodka and yes, BA...

Of 'extra bonus' interests, the High Life inflight magazine Bond peruses on the flight is the exact same one out now...the November 2002 edition to be precise...looks like they made sure they got most of their details right...

as for the engines....god, that's going a bit over the top isn't it ?!  Big grin
 
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RE: Die Another Day Does BA 744 Correctly- Amazing!

Tue Nov 26, 2002 1:08 am

I wonder if there really is an article in Highlife on the guy James Bond was reading about(aka the guy who wanted to melt the earth and James' enemy). Good movie, but best of all, they got the aviation details right!

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RE: Die Another Day Does BA 744 Correctly- Amazing!

Tue Nov 26, 2002 1:18 am

Blink, exact same cover and article - I know because I've just flown BA to/from SAN (last week).

Of even more interest, the shots of North Korea were actually filmed in the UK, I kid you not....furthermore, those Cuba scenes...nowhere near Cuba, they were shot in Cadiz....Spain.

Saves hurting the budget I suppose ! All taken from this month's High Life

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RE: Die Another Day Does BA 744 Correctly- Amazing!

Tue Nov 26, 2002 1:52 am

In the movie 51st State with Samuel L. Jackson, they feature the interior of a VS 744 Upper Class cabin. They have all the details correct right down the the Upper Class eyeshades, bar, uniforms etc. They also feature a shot of a VS 744 taking off.

Another movie that got it correct  Big thumbs up

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RE: Die Another Day Does BA 744 Correctly- Amazing!

Tue Nov 26, 2002 2:22 am

Leezyjet - even the shots of the 744 inflight (from above and behind) are of a Virgin 744 in 51st State (called something else in the US - cant remember what though)!!! Nice to see someone paying some attention - but I guess it was stock footage as if I remember correctly it was flying from the US to the UK but was flying towards the sunset !!

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RE: Die Another Day Does BA 744 Correctly- Amazing!

Tue Nov 26, 2002 2:30 am

RickB,

"but I guess it was stock footage as if I remember correctly it was flying from the US to the UK but was flying towards the sunset !! "

Now that is being picky !! LOL. Big grin

Probably also done for artistic effect too.

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RE: Die Another Day Does BA 744 Correctly- Amazing!

Tue Nov 26, 2002 2:36 am

Nice to see they got it right.

World's favourite secret agent flying on the world's favourite airline. Sounds good to me.

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RE: Die Another Day Does BA 744 Correctly- Amazing!

Tue Nov 26, 2002 2:48 am

Leezyjet - sorry I only mentioned it since I watched the film last night  Wink/being sarcastic

Top movie although I'm not convinced it does me - 'a scouse Liverpool fan' any favours in terms of public relations !!!!

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RE: Die Another Day Does BA 744 Correctly- Amazing!

Tue Nov 26, 2002 3:04 am

I think that would be a bit of useful product placement - you noticed it so they were successful!
 
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RE: Die Another Day Does BA 744 Correctly- Amazing!

Tue Nov 26, 2002 5:06 am

Yaaay, they got the Boeing right!

But the Antonov!!!! Yikes..... didn't know Russia was building them with sabre-decorated GAP stores amidships  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Still, it was cool.

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