Hildebrandt Rarity?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

What's Missing Here...?

Courtesy of Empire magazine, a handy map of all of 007's travels on missions (the movies, not books) (click to embiggen):

That's the composite map...they have 29 more maps (!), broken down by individual movie or the composite for each of the Bond actors.

But a quick glance at the above map points out one glaring, amazing fact: James Bond has never been to Australia. Or Canada.


C'mon, Eon--Her majesty still rules there!! These are places where Bond's licence to kill couldn't be questioned!! And they provide some fascinating film possibilities. Who doesn't want to see James Bond and kangaroos together? A special Q-enhanced boomerang? 007 teaming up with a Mountie?!?

So, for The Hildebrandt Rarity, guys, we'd better see Bond in at least one of these poor, neglected Commonwealth realms.

P.S. Mexico wants a word, as well...


  1. In Thunderball, Bond was originally assigned to go to Canada, but he had found a lead that resulted in his being sent to Nassau instead. IIRC, in Fleming's story "For Your Eyes Only," Bond went to Canada and the RCMP assisted him. The movie changed the setting to the Mediterranean.

  2. License Kill was FILMED in Mexico, but no one has ever described Canada as sexy and/or exotic. I suppose parts of Quebec could be rendered interesting on film, but Canada keeps it's nose too clean to be considered a harborer of international crime.

    1. Back when most of the films were made perhaps, but today western Canada is a hotspot for Asian gangs and shady exporting business, and Montreal is basically run by the mafia. Not the kind of stuff to build an entire plot around, but Montreal amd Vancouver definitely have enough going on for Bond to make a trip there. Bond in the far north could be interesting too, Craig hasn't had a ski chase yet!

      Another country missing is Argentina - I always thought Buenos Aires is a perfect setting for Bond.