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James Bond (Daniel Craig), back on active duty, must make contact with the new Q (Ben Whishaw) at the National Gallery.
National Gallery London
National Gallery London. Photo credit: Fantrippers

“- Always makes me a little melancholy… The grand old warship being ignominiously hauled away for scrap… The inevitability of time, don’t you think? What do you see?

– A bloody big ship…”

Q (Ben Whishaw) and James Bond (Daniel Craig)

Back in the ranks of MI6 after pretending to be dead, James Bond (Daniel Craig) must leave for Shanghai. But first, he has to go to the new petty officer for his travel documents and equipment.

The appointment is given at the National Gallery, in front of the famous painting by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851): The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up.

A young man sits down next to Bond, surprised. After giving him a paint-by-numbers analysis, Agent 007, eager to see the new Q (Ben Whishaw), tries to end the conversation. Until he realised he had the new head of MI6’s technical department next to him.

After a long series of repartee about the age and abilities of the two men, Q gives 007 his meager equipment and leaves, not without specifying to bring back the equipment in good condition, just as Q’s predecessors liked to remind him.

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Ben Whishaw is the fourth interpreter of Q. He succeeds Peter Burton, Desmond Llewelyn and John Cleese. However, he is the first to be younger than 007.

Scene at the National Gallery in Skyfall
Scene at the National Gallery in Skyfall. Photo credit: EON Productions, MGM, Columbia Pictures, Danjaq
Scene at the National Gallery in Skyfall
Scene at the National Gallery in Skyfall. Photo credit: EON Productions, MGM, Columbia Pictures, Danjaq
Scene at the National Gallery in Skyfall
Scene at the National Gallery in Skyfall. Photo credit: EON Productions, MGM, Columbia Pictures, Danjaq

The National Gallery

The National Gallery is one of the richest museums in the world. A walk in the company of the great masters of painting.

One of Britain’s most illustrious museums had a modest beginning with only 38 paintings when it opened in 1824.

Soon, the National Gallery saw an influx of master paintings. In the following years, Rembrandt rubbed shoulders with van Gogh, Vermeer, Turner, Bosch, Cézanne, Géricault, Delacroix and Renoir.

Today, the institution offers, free of charge, an incredible permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, for a fee. It is tempting to let yourself be carried away by the atmosphere in this temple of culture.

Go there

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– You Only Live Twice (1967)
– On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
– Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
– Live and Let Die (1973)
– The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
– The Spy Who Loved Me (1976)
– Moonraker (1979)
– For Your Eyes Only (1981)
– Octopussy (1983)
– A View to a Kill (1985)
– The Living Daylights (1987)
– Licence to Kill (1989)
– GoldenEye (1995)
– Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
– The World Is Not Enough (1999)
– Die Another Day (2002)
– Casino Royale (2006)
– Quantum of Solace (2008)
– Skyfall (2012)
– Spectre (2015)

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By Damien Duarte

Friday, September 24, 2021

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

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