Diamonds Are Forever Las Vegas and Octopussy Utah Filming Locations with Matt Sherman

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Diamonds Are Forever Las Vegas and Octopussy Utah Filming Locations with Matt Sherman

Dan and Tom talk with Matt Sherman about the DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Las Vegas and OCTOPUSSY Utah filming locations.

Dan and Tom talk with Matt Sherman about the DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Las Vegas and OCTOPUSSY Utah filming locations.

Besides being a James Bond expert, Matt Sherman leads tours to many different James Bond filming locations – check his website https://bondfanevents.com/.

In this episode, we discuss what we experienced on Matt’s tour of two relatively close filming location areas for two movies, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (DAF) and OCTOPUSSY. 

Much of DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER was filmed in and around Las Vegas, Nevada in the U.S. For instance, the casinos, the desert, the mortuary, the car chase and more are all there.

Surprisingly, if you take a 2-hour drive from Las Vegas into southwestern Utah, you’ll end up in some key locations from OCTOPUSSY. Much of the OCTOPUSSY pre-title sequence was filmed in this stunningly beautiful part of the U.S. Some of the scenes toward the end of the movie were filmed here as well.

Some of the filming location questions we answer are:

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER LAS VEGAS

  • What airport did James Bond arrive in when he came to Las Vegas?
  • How many locations were used when Plenty O’Toole was tossed from the hotel window?
  • Where is the location of the parking lot from the car chase?
  • Why is visiting the Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary & Cemetary not enough to experience the mortuary scenes? 
  • What game can you still play at the Circus Circus arcade area?

OCTOPUSSY Utah

  • Where was the gas station that James Bond’s jet pulled up to when Bond said “fill ‘er up”?
  • How did they film the take-off and landing of Bond’s jet?
  • Where is the bridge the plane flies under?
  • Where did James Bond jump from his horse onto Kamal Khan’s plane?
  • When standing near the bridge, you can see places portraying what countries from what movies?

This is a fun discussion.  The next time you are in Las Vegas, go visit these sites.  You’ll be glad you did.

So, have you been to any of these sites? If so, let us know your thoughts, ideas for future episodes, and what you thought of this episode by dropping us a note at info@spymovienavigator.com.  The more we hear from you, the better the show will be!  We’ll give you a shout-out in a future episode!

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Top James Bond Kills of the Decade: 1980s

Top James Bond Kills of the Decade: 1980s

For our third video in our series that shows you James Bond’s best kills from each of his movies, we take you to the 1980s.

This episode covers Bond’s kills in the six James Bond movies released in the 1980s:

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  • THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
  • and LICENCE TO KILL

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Gadgets in For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, and A View To A Kill

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Gadgets in For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, and A View To A Kill

Join Dan and Tom as they take a look at the gadgets in FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (FYEO), OCTOPUSSY, A View to a Kill (AVTAK). Are they believable?

Join us as we take a look at the gadgets in FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (FYEO), OCTOPUSSY, and A VIEW TO A KILL (AVTAK). We know that James Bond movies use a lot of gadgets. So lets look at the gadgets from these three Roger Moore James Bond movies. Are any of them believable?

Some of the gadgets we examine are:

From FOR YOUR EYES ONLY:

  • The ATAC Machine
  • The Identigraph
  • James Bond’s Watch

From OCTOPUSSY:

  • The briefcase with the hidden compartment
  • The fake crocodile
  • The DB-5J Jet
  • The yo-yo saw

From A VIEW TO A KILL:

  • Microchip scanner/locator
  • The Microcomparator
  • Snooper

That’s just a sample, we talk about many more gadgets from these three movies.

So take a listen and let us know what you think of these gadgets in gadgets in FYEO, OCTOPUSSY, and AVTAK. Did we miss any? Did you have the same impression about these? Leave us a comment at info@spymovienavigator.com.

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Octopussy

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An agent dies with a Fabergé egg which leads to an operation to unearth Octopussy’s (Maud Adams) smuggling operation.  This operation was a cover for a planned nuclear attack.

Louis Jourdan gives a strong performance as Kamal Khan, the lead villain in the movie.   Khan is supported by his henchman Gobinda (Kabir Bedi).  The soviet contingent is lead by Orlov (Steven Berkoff).

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Octopussy’s Turban Expert – Del Singh – A video interview

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Octopussy’s Turban Expert – an interview with Del Singh

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Octopussy’s Turban Expert – an interview with Del Singh

Dan and Tom walk with Del Singh about his experience in working on OCTOPUSSY as a turban expert.  Fun Stuff!

Costumes can make or break a movie.  Eon Productions were struggling when filming Octopussy.  They couldn’t get the turbans to both look right and stay on the actor’s heads during actions scenes.  To make it even more of a challenge, they were filming near Peterborough England. What do do?

They found a turban expert, Del Singh, who happened to live in Peterborough.

Listen to this episode to hear Dan and Tom talk with Del about his experience in working on Octopussy.  Fun Stuff!

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In this interview with Del Singh, we discuss his experience with Octopussy.

  • How Eon Productions found him (this is fun)
  • How Del’s Sikh background helped him
  • Meeting Roger Moore
  • Why Del’s turbans were used and the different styles
  • What Del did during filming
  • He made HOW MUCH?
  • Roger Moore’s answers to the press about Connery’s return in Never Say Never Again
  • Dangerous stunts
  • Bond women – and a 20-year old’s impressions of working with them
  • Kabir Bedi, who played Gobinda and interactions with Del then and recently
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