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I'm a huge James Bond fan. I happened to stumble upon this:

 

In the short story For Your Eyes Only, James Bond arrives in Montreal on an unofficial assignment. Flying on the then modern Comet, he mourns the passing of “the days of the old Stratocruiser - that fine lumbering old plane that took ten hours to cross the Atlantic” and “only eight hours after leaving London, Bond was driving a Hertz U-drive Plymouth saloon along the broad Route 17 from Montreal to Ottawa”. He meets his contact in Montreal, a sympathetic Mountie who helps Bond kit himself out with clothing, equipment (including a rifle), and a hunting licence to give him cover for an illegal border crossing into Vermont. Staying “the night and most of the next day at the KO-ZEE Motor Court outside Montreal”, Bond’s provisions for the mission consist of just “glucose tablets and some smoked ham and bread from which he made himself some sandwiches. He also bought a large aluminium flask and filled it with three-quarters Bourbon and a quarter coffee”. Diving south to Frelighsburg, Bond leaves his car at a garage and makes his way along a dirt track that takes him over the US border and within a mile of Enosburg Falls.

http://www.mi6.co.uk/sections/articles/literary_007world_northamerica2.php3

 

It would be awesome in the 23rd 007 film (coming in 2011), if Bond made an appearance in Montreal (even if it was short). Just imagine James Bond walking along a cobblestone street in Old Montreal on his way to a rendez-vous with a local informant. He hasn't yet set foot in Canada yet in one of the movies. Montreal seems like the perfect location (although Quebec City and Newfoundland are close seconds).

 

When you think about it:

The producer of the original Bond films, Harry Saltzman was from Sherbrooke. Joseph Wiseman the first major Bond villain (Dr. No) was from Montreal.

 

It would do wonders for the city's tourism industry and international image!

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I was watching Casino Royale last week and I was wondering when (or rather if) James Bond would ever come in Montréal. When you think about that, Montréal is a great place for a James Bond movie. Were supposed to be a hotbed for spies, when have the Old Montréal, which look great in movies, and we have the look of an american city (so, in all, we might just be exotic enough for viewers). We also have a big port (bad guys love to smuggle stuff...), a casino, the most prestigious hockey team in the world (yes, even more prestigious then the Maple Leafs...), and more!

 

It would be great if the next James Bond movie had some scenes happening in Montréal.

 

 

PS: When you said that Newfoundland would be a close second as a perfect location in Canada, did you meant that Danny Williams is a James Bond villain? :D

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"The Spy Who Loved Me"

 

Was filmed on Baffin Island and in Auyuittuq National Park

 

True, it would be so cool if they filmed part of it in Montreal though.

 

Plus it could work seeing we seem to have a mafia problem. So they can work it into the story may'be with a Mafia superboss LOL

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I was watching Casino Royale last week and I was wondering when (or rather if) James Bond would ever come in Montréal. When you think about that, Montréal is a great place for a James Bond movie. Were supposed to be a hotbed for spies, when have the Old Montréal, which look great in movies, and we have the look of an american city (so, in all, we might just be exotic enough for viewers). We also have a big port (bad guys love to smuggle stuff...), a casino, the most prestigious hockey team in the world (yes, even more prestigious then the Maple Leafs...), and more!

 

It would be great if the next James Bond movie had some scenes happening in Montréal.

 

 

PS: When you said that Newfoundland would be a close second as a perfect location in Canada, did you meant that Danny Williams is a James Bond villain? :D

 

Yeah that's exactly what I was thinking. We have all these "Bond-like" features that Toronto (or any other Canadian city except for Vancouver and Quebec City which share a few traits) just doesn't have.

 

The old city, the port, the casino, the exoticness of Quebec (for over 90% of the world probably), the edge. Not to mention the abundance of the world's finest looking women (English women just don't compare ;)

All the ingredients are in place.

 

Danny Williams would make for a comedic Bond villain, but I don't think anyone would take him too seriously. He'd be the whiniest villain ever! Although I could see Bond driving his Aston Martin along the shoreline of Newfoundland (or perhaps Cape Breton). The scenery would be very captivating.

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