Sinking like the Titanic: Venice in the Movies!

The big question I'm getting these days, as people rewatch "Casino Royale" before going out to see the new Bond movie, is "Can Venetian buildings really sink like that?" (You can stop watching the following clip after about 6 seconds...)

The answer is a big "nope"! And, in truth, that scene's nearly as ridiculous as Venice in "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen"!! Venice is not built on pylons over open water, but rather on (more or less) solid ground. The palace on the Grand Canal in "Casino Royale" would have crumbled, not sunk. Oh well...

Venice though to be one of the cities that James Bond has returned to most frequently. You don't have to take my word for it... Here's a video somebody did of nearly all the Bonds crossing paths in the city. Enjoy!!

1 comment:

planettom said...

Speaking of James Bond in Italy, have you seen QUANTUM OF SOLACE with its Siena/Palio horse race scene (I haven't yet)?