Previously, I explored the many tricks, tips and tools of Jason Bourne
, and the tricks, tips and tools of James Bond (part 1
) . Now, let’s continue with exploring the tricks, tips and tools of James Bond, part 4. This article will delve into the tips, tricks and gadgets of James Bond’s following five films, The Living Daylights
, License to Kill
, Tomorrow Never Dies
and The World Is Not Enough
. (Yes, spoilers may be found ahead. Trod carefully.)
The Living Daylights
- Bond’s cigarette case conceals a pair of binoculars.
- He also uses night vision goggles.
- A boombox which doubles as a gun is used.
- Bond’s key chain releases stun gas or blows things up depending on the tune he whistles.
- Q developed a couch that sucks in a person making them disappear temporarily.
- Bond’s enemy has a watch which wirelessly alerts his guards of danger.
- Bond has a pair of glasses which also act as binoculars.
- Bond’s watch is a Rolex Submariner.
- Bond uses a Walther WA 2000 Sniper Rifle.
- Bond’s car of choice, an Aston Martin V8 Vantage Series III has a “laser beam cutter, lower front firing automatic missiles, studded tires, skis that protrude from under the doors, plane cockpit style head-up display, a special radio with multi-transmission accessibility, hinged number plates, bullet-proof glass, a rocket jet propulsion unit and [a] self-destruct button.”
- Bond jumps on the roof of a truck and cuts through the canvas with a knife to attack the driver.
- He drives the car off a cliff, pulling his parachute to save himself.
- Bond uses an oil pipeline to covertly ship an asset across the border.
- The enemy uses a headphone cord to strangle his target, then pretends to be milk man carrying exploding milk bottles, and finally assumes the identity of ambulance assistance to escape.
- In order to distract pursuers, Bond places a decoy in a phone booth, using a cello case covered with a coat.
- Bond drives a car into a shack, creating a target for his pursuers to fire at, without hitting him.
- He then cuts a hole in the ice of the frozen lake with a tireless wheel to send his enemy plummeting through the ice.
- Bond uses a car that has skis as well as rocket propulsion.
- He uses his handy cello case as sled to rapidly cross a border.
- When he needs to move, Bond hitchhikes on the back of vegetable truck.
- Needing a distraction for a male guard, Bond takes off a girl’s top.
- Bond constantly fakes death in order to keep his enemy unaware and unfocused on him.
- Escaping, Bond goes to the roof, then jumps over rooftops to flee quickly.
- Forced to think in a jam, Bond gets in a car with a few random inviting girls to get away.
- Bond, being charitable, helps another man jailed escape with him, and his favor is quickly reciprocated with assistance by his new comrade.
- They steal a ladder for boarding planes to get over a tall fence.
- Bond cuts off his boot grasped by his opponent in order to detach himself from him.
- He then smartly drops a bomb on bridge to cut off enemy troop supply.
- Finally, to escape from a quickly dropping airplane, Bond uses a parachute attached to a jeep to land the car safely by driving out of the plane and deploying the chute.
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