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(Daily Record (UK))   Scotland named as world's top tourist destination, thanks to scenes from... Skyfall?   (dailyrecord.co.uk) divider line 56
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2013-01-04 04:06:46 PM  
Huh? I had more of a yearning to visit Scotland from watching Highlander: The Series. And I say this someone who enjoyed Skyfall immensely.
 
2013-01-04 04:07:31 PM  

Apos: Huh? I had more of a yearning to visit Scotland from watching Highlander: The Series. And I say this as someone who enjoyed Skyfall immensely.



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2013-01-04 04:13:00 PM  
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horrible, horrible, lazy, nonsensical writing. Bardem was abysmally confused as to how to play his character.

Daniel Craig was one camera wink away from turning this into a spoof/parody film.

Daniel Craig will be the next Leslie Nielsen. and there's nothing wrong with that.
 
2013-01-04 05:08:44 PM  
That's because everything else is crap.
 
2013-01-04 05:11:52 PM  
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//bigger than the Loch Ness Monster
 
2013-01-04 07:21:48 PM  
Well that sucks -- now everyone will be going there.
 
2013-01-04 07:24:22 PM  
I hope that the sky doesn't crumble. Sky flakes ever where!
 
2013-01-04 07:45:20 PM  
Shiate.
 
2013-01-04 07:51:17 PM  

Tommy: "Doesn't 'Skyfall' make you proud to be Scottish? "


Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: "It's shiatE being Scottish! We're the lowest of the low. The scum of the farking Earth! The most wretched, miserable, servile, pathetic trash that was ever shat into civilization. Some hate the English. I don't. They're just wankers. We, on the other hand, are COLONIZED by wankers. Can't even find a decent culture to be colonized BY. We're ruled by effete assholes. It's a shiatE state of affairs to be in, Tommy, and ALL the James Bond films in the world won't make any farking difference! "


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2013-01-04 07:55:51 PM  
Groundskeeper Willie: It won't last. Brothers and sisters are natural enemies! Like Englishmen and Scots! Or Welshmen and Scots! Or Japanese and Scots! Or Scots and other Scots! Damn Scots! They ruined Scotland!
Principal Skinner: You Scots sure are a contentious people.
Willie: You just made an enemy for life!

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2013-01-04 08:00:30 PM  
Skyfall was solid until they went to Scotland. Then, it started to fall apart.
 
2013-01-04 08:01:44 PM  

skinink: Tommy: "Doesn't 'Skyfall' make you proud to be Scottish? "
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: "It's shiatE being Scottish! We're the lowest of the low. The scum of the farking Earth! The most wretched, miserable, servile, pathetic trash that was ever shat into civilization. Some hate the English. I don't. They're just wankers. We, on the other hand, are COLONIZED by wankers. Can't even find a decent culture to be colonized BY. We're ruled by effete assholes. It's a shiatE state of affairs to be in, Tommy, and ALL the James Bond films in the world won't make any farking difference! "
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huh. came here to pretty much say that. stay out of my head, please

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2013-01-04 08:04:56 PM  
Oh, I would hate to go to Islay. Or Jura. Or anywhere in Scotland where there's good scotch. Please don't throw me in that briar patch!
 
2013-01-04 08:08:07 PM  
Were they ranking based on being a bit shiat, made of hills, and rainy? If they were, then Scotland makes sense.
 
2013-01-04 08:09:19 PM  

Omahawg: skinink: Tommy: "Doesn't 'Skyfall' make you proud to be Scottish? "
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: "It's shiatE being Scottish! We're the lowest of the low. The scum of the farking Earth! The most wretched, miserable, servile, pathetic trash that was ever shat into civilization. Some hate the English. I don't. They're just wankers. We, on the other hand, are COLONIZED by wankers. Can't even find a decent culture to be colonized BY. We're ruled by effete assholes. It's a shiatE state of affairs to be in, Tommy, and ALL the James Bond films in the world won't make any farking difference! "
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huh. came here to pretty much say that. stay out of my head, please

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I don't know why I get a kick out of Ewan McGregor getting his big break from a heroin film, and in the play that came before the movie, 'Renton' was originally portrayed by Ewen Bremner who was 'Spud' in the film.
 
2013-01-04 08:12:56 PM  
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2013-01-04 08:17:32 PM  
Both Brave and Trainspotting were mentioned, both have this chick
 
2013-01-04 08:18:44 PM  
www.biography.com
 
2013-01-04 08:24:52 PM  
What a bunch of nonsense.
 
2013-01-04 08:24:57 PM  
It's pretty well-know as a place for runaway weddings. I almost got married there.

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/Grey Mare's Tail and Rosslyn Chapel are definitely worth the trip.
 
2013-01-04 08:34:22 PM  
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2013-01-04 08:39:34 PM  
I loved that movie. The actors and the writing were all spectacular. However, I still cringe in embarrassment when I remember, "[BOOM!] Welcome to Scotland!"
 
2013-01-04 08:40:59 PM  
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2013-01-04 08:54:40 PM  
Came for trainspotting references. Left disappointed.
 
2013-01-04 09:14:44 PM  
Was the movie entertaining? Hell yes. Did it make me want to visit Scotland? Hell no.

No more than any other Bond location anyway.
 
2013-01-04 09:19:30 PM  
I kept expecting Judi Dench to say, "No wonder you're a hard-drinking, fark-like-no-tomorrow asshole James, you came from this shiathole."
 
2013-01-04 09:24:14 PM  

Practical_Draconian: I kept expecting Judi Dench to say, "No wonder you're a hard-drinking, fark-like-no-tomorrow asshole James, you came from this shiathole."


He came from Lewiston, Maine?
 
2013-01-04 09:25:13 PM  
Sorry, but a place doesn't become the "world's top tourist destination" just because CNN says "we bet people will want to go there now!"

Hint: it has something to do with how many people actually go there, or how awesome it is to tour it.
 
2013-01-04 09:37:40 PM  
Scotland is usually cool and dank. An occasional bit of sun and frequent rain can make it a fairly dreary place to be. Even now, it is fairly underpopulated, especially north of Inverness. It is certainly worth a visit - kind of like The Badlands, Hawaii, and the Grand Canyon. The people are nice, but not overly friendly. Not a whole lot to do there - which I guess is good for 20-somethings looking for a local shag. I guess you can buy a kilt while you are there, but if you are a Yank you should hold off on wearing it.
 
2013-01-04 09:42:05 PM  
The only reason I want to go to Scotland is to look for Sean Connery.
 
2013-01-04 09:42:27 PM  
Am I the only person who was confused at the ending of Skyfall?

[Spoilers Below]

So, at the beginning of the movie, James Bond is declared dead. Not long after he shows back up, M says that they sold his flat. So he gets a hotel.

But then at the final act, he shows up at Skyfall Lodge. Was this his flat? If it was, then it wasn't really sold, now was it? But then the gameskeeper shows up, and James Bond seems surprised to see him. If it was his flat, then why would he be so surprised to see the estate's gameskeeper still around, if he had been living there for years and years? But then the gameskeeper says that they sold all of Bond's guns when he was declared dead. Which makes sense when M said at the beginning that they said they sold his flat and his possessions.

But then if Skyfall was his flat, then why did it look like such a shiathole? I mean that lodge looked abandoned and gutted for a lot longer than 3 months, given the poor condition of the house. And he seemed to be reminiscing when returning to Skyfall. if that's where he lived, I didn't think he would.

But maybe he owned two pieces of real estate? One in the city (like London), and then his parents estate in Scotland. But if he did, wouldn't that still count as one of his possessions that the government liquidated upon his demise? And if he didn't go back to Skyfall all that often, why would he keep a bunch of guns and ammo in it knowing the place was more or less going to be abandoned? Not to mention the possibility of squatters...
 
2013-01-04 09:54:33 PM  

Weatherkiss: Am I the only person who was confused at the ending of Skyfall?

[Spoilers Below]

So, at the beginning of the movie, James Bond is declared dead. Not long after he shows back up, M says that they sold his flat. So he gets a hotel.

But then at the final act, he shows up at Skyfall Lodge. Was this his flat? If it was, then it wasn't really sold, now was it? But then the gameskeeper shows up, and James Bond seems surprised to see him. If it was his flat, then why would he be so surprised to see the estate's gameskeeper still around, if he had been living there for years and years? But then the gameskeeper says that they sold all of Bond's guns when he was declared dead. Which makes sense when M said at the beginning that they said they sold his flat and his possessions.

But then if Skyfall was his flat, then why did it look like such a shiathole? I mean that lodge looked abandoned and gutted for a lot longer than 3 months, given the poor condition of the house. And he seemed to be reminiscing when returning to Skyfall. if that's where he lived, I didn't think he would.

But maybe he owned two pieces of real estate? One in the city (like London), and then his parents estate in Scotland. But if he did, wouldn't that still count as one of his possessions that the government liquidated upon his demise? And if he didn't go back to Skyfall all that often, why would he keep a bunch of guns and ammo in it knowing the place was more or less going to be abandoned? Not to mention the possibility of squatters...


"Flat" is an apartment.
 
2013-01-04 10:04:04 PM  

Wayne 985: "Flat" is an apartment.


and a girl with small tits
 
2013-01-04 10:04:59 PM  

Wayne 985: Weatherkiss: Am I the only person who was confused at the ending of Skyfall?

[Spoilers Below]

So, at the beginning of the movie, James Bond is declared dead. Not long after he shows back up, M says that they sold his flat. So he gets a hotel.

But then at the final act, he shows up at Skyfall Lodge. Was this his flat? If it was, then it wasn't really sold, now was it? But then the gameskeeper shows up, and James Bond seems surprised to see him. If it was his flat, then why would he be so surprised to see the estate's gameskeeper still around, if he had been living there for years and years? But then the gameskeeper says that they sold all of Bond's guns when he was declared dead. Which makes sense when M said at the beginning that they said they sold his flat and his possessions.

But then if Skyfall was his flat, then why did it look like such a shiathole? I mean that lodge looked abandoned and gutted for a lot longer than 3 months, given the poor condition of the house. And he seemed to be reminiscing when returning to Skyfall. if that's where he lived, I didn't think he would.

But maybe he owned two pieces of real estate? One in the city (like London), and then his parents estate in Scotland. But if he did, wouldn't that still count as one of his possessions that the government liquidated upon his demise? And if he didn't go back to Skyfall all that often, why would he keep a bunch of guns and ammo in it knowing the place was more or less going to be abandoned? Not to mention the possibility of squatters...

"Flat" is an apartment.


Oh, thought it was a catch-all for any living arrangement. Still doesn't make much sense to me why Bond would keep a bunch of guns and ammunition in a piece of real estate he had absolutely no desire to ever return to, or why it wasn't immediately liquidated upon his demise.
 
2013-01-04 10:09:12 PM  
I believe in Yankland, a condominium (condom teehee!) is generally what us gnarled toothers call an apartment.
 
2013-01-04 10:16:04 PM  
There are a lot of places in the Appalachian Mountains that greatly resemble the scenes I saw in Skyfall - the areas around Grandfather Mountain and Mount Mitchell near Linville North Carolina in particular.

/I are a mountain boy.
 
2013-01-04 10:17:41 PM  

Weatherkiss: Wayne 985: Weatherkiss: Am I the only person who was confused at the ending of Skyfall?

[Spoilers Below]

So, at the beginning of the movie, James Bond is declared dead. Not long after he shows back up, M says that they sold his flat. So he gets a hotel.

But then at the final act, he shows up at Skyfall Lodge. Was this his flat? If it was, then it wasn't really sold, now was it? But then the gameskeeper shows up, and James Bond seems surprised to see him. If it was his flat, then why would he be so surprised to see the estate's gameskeeper still around, if he had been living there for years and years? But then the gameskeeper says that they sold all of Bond's guns when he was declared dead. Which makes sense when M said at the beginning that they said they sold his flat and his possessions.

But then if Skyfall was his flat, then why did it look like such a shiathole? I mean that lodge looked abandoned and gutted for a lot longer than 3 months, given the poor condition of the house. And he seemed to be reminiscing when returning to Skyfall. if that's where he lived, I didn't think he would.

But maybe he owned two pieces of real estate? One in the city (like London), and then his parents estate in Scotland. But if he did, wouldn't that still count as one of his possessions that the government liquidated upon his demise? And if he didn't go back to Skyfall all that often, why would he keep a bunch of guns and ammo in it knowing the place was more or less going to be abandoned? Not to mention the possibility of squatters...

"Flat" is an apartment.

Oh, thought it was a catch-all for any living arrangement. Still doesn't make much sense to me why Bond would keep a bunch of guns and ammunition in a piece of real estate he had absolutely no desire to ever return to, or why it wasn't immediately liquidated upon his demise.



You know what I don't understand? That bulldog surviving the bomb blast. It makes no sense. I know it's a movie and stuff but that's just bulldog bullshiat. And 'skyfall'? When does a sky 'fall'? It makes no sense?! And what's with Bond's upper lip? I know the Brits are supposed to have one but not freakin' literally! Dude talks like those wooden puppets mouths.
 
2013-01-04 10:19:03 PM  
I admit some of the landscapes were pretty awesome (Even though I did get flashbacks of The Five Doctors). But I think the total silence would drive me bonkers after a couple of days.
 
2013-01-04 10:29:01 PM  

GungFu: Weatherkiss: Wayne 985: Weatherkiss: Am I the only person who was confused at the ending of Skyfall?

[Spoilers Below]

So, at the beginning of the movie, James Bond is declared dead. Not long after he shows back up, M says that they sold his flat. So he gets a hotel.

But then at the final act, he shows up at Skyfall Lodge. Was this his flat? If it was, then it wasn't really sold, now was it? But then the gameskeeper shows up, and James Bond seems surprised to see him. If it was his flat, then why would he be so surprised to see the estate's gameskeeper still around, if he had been living there for years and years? But then the gameskeeper says that they sold all of Bond's guns when he was declared dead. Which makes sense when M said at the beginning that they said they sold his flat and his possessions.

But then if Skyfall was his flat, then why did it look like such a shiathole? I mean that lodge looked abandoned and gutted for a lot longer than 3 months, given the poor condition of the house. And he seemed to be reminiscing when returning to Skyfall. if that's where he lived, I didn't think he would.

But maybe he owned two pieces of real estate? One in the city (like London), and then his parents estate in Scotland. But if he did, wouldn't that still count as one of his possessions that the government liquidated upon his demise? And if he didn't go back to Skyfall all that often, why would he keep a bunch of guns and ammo in it knowing the place was more or less going to be abandoned? Not to mention the possibility of squatters...

"Flat" is an apartment.

Oh, thought it was a catch-all for any living arrangement. Still doesn't make much sense to me why Bond would keep a bunch of guns and ammunition in a piece of real estate he had absolutely no desire to ever return to, or why it wasn't immediately liquidated upon his demise.


You know what I don't understand? That bulldog surviving the bomb blast. It makes no sense. I know it's a movie and stuff but that's ...


And don't get me started on the Aston Martin DB5 and the place it had in the past in the Daniel Craig-era Bond universe! And how did Bond survive that kind of fall from that bridge without breaking every bone in his body!? And if the shrapnel in his shoulder was affecting his exercise and aim that much, why didn't he just remove the shrapnel before all of his testing instead of after!?

... but seriously, I guess I need to allow my belief to be suspended just a little bit more. Skyfall was different from the previous two Bond movies where I was expecting that more realistic version. Not to mention I'd really have liked to see the Quantum storyline finished regardless of how sh*tty the previous movie was.
 
2013-01-04 10:41:45 PM  
Scotland is farking awesome.  Its beautiful, full of cool ruins and single malts, and the people are quirky.
 
2013-01-04 10:56:23 PM  

Weatherkiss: Am I the only person who was confused at the ending of Skyfall?

[Spoilers Below]

So, at the beginning of the movie, James Bond is declared dead. Not long after he shows back up, M says that they sold his flat. So he gets a hotel.

But then at the final act, he shows up at Skyfall Lodge. Was this his flat? If it was, then it wasn't really sold, now was it? But then the gameskeeper shows up, and James Bond seems surprised to see him. If it was his flat, then why would he be so surprised to see the estate's gameskeeper still around, if he had been living there for years and years? But then the gameskeeper says that they sold all of Bond's guns when he was declared dead. Which makes sense when M said at the beginning that they said they sold his flat and his possessions.

But then if Skyfall was his flat, then why did it look like such a shiathole? I mean that lodge looked abandoned and gutted for a lot longer than 3 months, given the poor condition of the house. And he seemed to be reminiscing when returning to Skyfall. if that's where he lived, I didn't think he would.

But maybe he owned two pieces of real estate? One in the city (like London), and then his parents estate in Scotland. But if he did, wouldn't that still count as one of his possessions that the government liquidated upon his demise? And if he didn't go back to Skyfall all that often, why would he keep a bunch of guns and ammo in it knowing the place was more or less going to be abandoned? Not to mention the possibility of squatters...


Bond likely had an apartment (what the Brits call a flat) in London; this estate is just his family's, and he gets back every now and then. He clearly never liked the place, that's why it's a shiathole. It's also stripped bare because Bond "died" and the Crown sold off his property.

You know what I don't understand? That Daniel Craig was playing a character  from Scotland. I find that very hard to believe. I would expect him to sound like Sean Connery... Also, I want to know whether Judi Dench left the series willingly...
 
2013-01-04 11:28:10 PM  

missmez: Scotland is farking awesome.  Its beautiful, full of cool ruins and single malts, and the people are quirky.


It's considered lucky if you can get at least 3 sunny days on your two week holiday. But even in the rain it's gorgeous.
 
2013-01-05 12:32:40 AM  

calbert: horrible, horrible, lazy, nonsensical writing. Bardem was abysmally confused as to how to play his character.

Daniel Craig was one camera wink away from turning this into a spoof/parody film.

Daniel Craig will be the next Leslie Nielsen. and there's nothing wrong with that.


When bond was drowning the one guy I exclaimed "who does number two work for?"
 
2013-01-05 12:35:29 AM  

madgonad: Scotland is usually cool and dank. An occasional bit of sun and frequent rain can make it a fairly dreary place to be. Even now, it is fairly underpopulated, especially north of Inverness. It is certainly worth a visit - kind of like The Badlands, Hawaii, and the Grand Canyon. The people are nice, but not overly friendly. Not a whole lot to do there - which I guess is good for 20-somethings looking for a local shag. I guess you can buy a kilt while you are there, but if you are a Yank you should hold off on wearing it.


Damn Scots ruined Scotland.
 
2013-01-05 12:37:21 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Came for trainspotting references. Left disappointed.


Was there a visual reference to 39 steps in sky fall?
 
2013-01-05 01:29:36 AM  

GungFu: Weatherkiss: Wayne 985: Weatherkiss: Am I the only person who was confused at the ending of Skyfall?

[Spoilers Below]

So, at the beginning of the movie, James Bond is declared dead. Not long after he shows back up, M says that they sold his flat. So he gets a hotel.

But then at the final act, he shows up at Skyfall Lodge. Was this his flat? If it was, then it wasn't really sold, now was it? But then the gameskeeper shows up, and James Bond seems surprised to see him. If it was his flat, then why would he be so surprised to see the estate's gameskeeper still around, if he had been living there for years and years? But then the gameskeeper says that they sold all of Bond's guns when he was declared dead. Which makes sense when M said at the beginning that they said they sold his flat and his possessions.

But then if Skyfall was his flat, then why did it look like such a shiathole? I mean that lodge looked abandoned and gutted for a lot longer than 3 months, given the poor condition of the house. And he seemed to be reminiscing when returning to Skyfall. if that's where he lived, I didn't think he would.

But maybe he owned two pieces of real estate? One in the city (like London), and then his parents estate in Scotland. But if he did, wouldn't that still count as one of his possessions that the government liquidated upon his demise? And if he didn't go back to Skyfall all that often, why would he keep a bunch of guns and ammo in it knowing the place was more or less going to be abandoned? Not to mention the possibility of squatters...

"Flat" is an apartment.

Oh, thought it was a catch-all for any living arrangement. Still doesn't make much sense to me why Bond would keep a bunch of guns and ammunition in a piece of real estate he had absolutely no desire to ever return to, or why it wasn't immediately liquidated upon his demise.


You know what I don't understand? That bulldog surviving the bomb blast. It makes no sense. I know it's a movie and stuff but that's ...


images.sodahead.com
 
2013-01-05 02:21:27 AM  
Well, I've not seen Skyfall. However, I have been to Glencoe (where scenes were shot, according to TFA). It is astoundingly beautiful, in both the sun and the rain. I believe my first words upon exiting the car in a goggle-eyed stupor were 'I never thought I could feel this way about a mountain.' So there you have it folks. Fark Skyfall. And as they say in all those tourism adverts, visit Scotland.
 
2013-01-05 06:04:38 AM  
i3.dailyrecord.co.uk

Right. Because I love driving around brown scrublands under grey, hazy skies. I didn't see the movie, but I imagine there must have been a better scene than this to illustrate Scotland's beauty.
 
2013-01-05 06:41:03 AM  
collider.com

So Skyfall isn't all that crappy?
 
2013-01-05 08:52:19 AM  
So, in this movie does it demonstrate that Bond is like the worst spy ever? Didn't he fail at literally every mission he was given, plus the missions he took on himself (such as protect that chick from the badguy then she gets executed.) I mean, I like it, it's a bold move Cotton...having Bond just staight up suck at his job and look like he wanted nothing more than to just finally catch a bullet in his hard pallet so he could finally give up his job.
 
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