Friday, July 24, 2015

A View to a Kill (1985)

dir. John Glen

James Bond (Roger Moore) is sent to Siberia to locate the body of 003 and recover a microchip – Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland

The ski chase – Vedretta di Scerscen Glacier in the Alps on the Swiss-Italian border.

The MI6 Headquarters – Old War Office Building, Whitehall, London SW1, United Kingdom

Bond and Sir Godfrey Tibbett (Patrick Macnee) watch Max Zorin's (Christopher Walken) horse winning a race – Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire, United Kingdom. The course is closely associated with the British Royal Family, and hosts some of the most prestigious competitions in the United Kingdom. The racecourse was redeveloped in 2004-2006, and the grandstand no longer looks the same.

Jardins du Trocadéro, Avenue des Nations Unis, Paris, France.

Bond meeting with Aubergine (Jean Rougerie) – Le Jules Verne Restaurant, Eiffel Tower, Avenue Gustave Eiffel, Paris, France.

Zorin’s henchwoman May Day (Grace Jones) parachutes herself from the top of the Eiffel Tower.

Bond borrows a taxi – Avenue Gustave Eiffel, Paris, France.

Bond chasing May Day – Pont d'Iena steps, Paris, France.

May Day lands on a boat – Pont des Invalides, Paris, France.

Bond driving through the bridge and jumps onto a bateau-mouchePont d'Alexandre III, Paris, France.

Bond is released after causing a lot of damage to Paris – Palais de Justice, 3 Quai de l’Horloge, Paris, France..

Bond and Tibbett travel to Zorin's estate – Château de Chantilly, Chantilly, Oise, France. The château houses the Musée Condé and the Living Museum of the Horse, and is open to the public.

Tibbett is assassinated at a gas station – Avenue du Maréchal Joffre at Rue de l'Embarcadère, Chantilly, Oise, France.

Zorin invites Bond to race with him steeplechase-style – Langley Park, Billet Lane, Iver, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Zorin and May Day drown Bond’s car in a lake – Wraysbury Lake, Welley Road, Wraysbury, Middlesex, United Kingdom

Bond arrives in San Francisco – Fisherman's Wharf as seen from Pier 45, San Francisco, California

Bond meeting with CIA agent Chuck Lee (David Yip) – Tarantino's, 206 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, California

Lee tells Bond about Zorin’s oil-pumping station – Fisherman's Wharf near Jefferson Street, San Francisco, California. The famous Fishermen's Grotto restaurant is seen in the background.

Zorin’s oil-pumping station – Oil tanker docks south of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, Richmond, California

Bond surprises Pola Ivanova (Fiona Fullerton) as she emerges from the Bay – Keller Beach Park, Richmond, California

Bond and Ivanova visit a Japanese spa – 1711 Buchanan Mall, San Francisco, California. The structure on the left is the Peace Pagoda designed by Yoshiro Taniguchi and presented to San Francisco by its sister city Osaka in 1968.

Bond meets again with Stacey Sutton (Tanya Roberts) – San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, California.

Stacey’s mansion – Dunsmuir House and Gardens, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, California. The estate is open to the public, and is often rented for weddings and other events.

The fire truck chase – Market Street at Davis, San Francisco, California.

Potrero Avenue at 17th Street, San Francisco, California.

The fire truck chase’s ending – Third Street Bridge, San Francisco, California.

Zorin’s mine – Amberley Chalk Pits Museum, Houghton Bridge, Station Road, Arundel, West Sussex, United Kingdom. The mine interior was a gigantic set constructed at Pinewood Studios.

People looking at Zorin’s airship flying over the city – Jackson Street at Battery, San Francisco, California.

The final confrontation – Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California.

See also...

The Living Daylights

The Bourne Identity


  1. Great shots! A nice view into time.... Especially looking back 35 years after the movie was made.