We call this clip Truck vs. Helicopter. This helicopter chase scene sets the stage for the rest of From Russia With Love. And, we will see this in many spy movies to come. Helicopter chases are now a staple item in spy movie. The first helicopter searching for a “spy” is in The 39 Steps from 1935, a Hitchcock produced movie. It appears only for a few seconds, but it is the beginning of the use of this vehicle in pursuits throughout dozens of movies, and spy films for sure. Many Bond movies, Mission: Impossible movies and more of the best of the rest use helicopters in chases. Check The Spy Who Loved Me, SPECTRE, M:I Fallout and others. Of course, this scene is inspired by the airplane chase scene in the 1959 Hitchcock movie, North By Northwest.
Venice – Canal Scene - The gondola scene is in Venice, andTania and Bond are now relaxing with the mission complete. The establishing shots are of the Doge Place, the Bridge of Sighs, the Venice canals. It looks like green-screen stuff with the actors superimposed against the background. One of the things we see here in the background is the Bridge of Sighs – for a short time behind Bond and Tania.