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Fish Called Wanda, Film
Parent Trap, Film
Coming to America, Film
Three Men and a Baby, Film
Die Another Day, Film
The Holiday, Film
2012, Film
Valentine's Day, Film
Golden Eye, Film
Airport 79, Film
Mission Impossible, Film
The VIPs, Film
Paper Tiger, Film
The Games, Film
Perfect Friday, Film
Frost/Nixon, Film
Local Hero, Film
Nuns on the Run, Film
Snatch, Film
Proof Of Life, Film
The Hunt For Red October, Film
Stormbreaker, Film
Moonraker, Film
Pushing Tin, Film
Fierce Creatures, Film
The Wild Geese, Film
Philomena, Film
The Counsellor, Film
Argo, Film

Dangermouse, TV
Worzel Gummidge, TV
Bergerac, TV
Spooks, TV
Family Guy, TV
My Big Fat Greek Wedding, TV
Duty Free, TV
Extreme Fishing, TV
Air Crash Investigation - Various, TV
Doctor Who - TV (in the old series, Concorde disapears and the the doctor is to blame)
Two and a Half Men, TV
Bullseye TV (BA were featured as part of Bully's star prize)
The Knock, TV
Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days TV (A BA 747 appears in the sequence before Michael starts his trip)
QE2 Cruise Ship, Warship, Money Pit. TV (BA and Concorde were shown through their tie up with the infamous liner.)
Jumbo: The Plane that Changed the World. TV (BA are shown in a segment as a big customer for the plane).

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Old Nov 4, 12, 7:51 am
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Originally Posted by knifeandfork View Post
They fly in on BA. They leave on Swissair.

Go see it. It's a very good film with a cracking cast.
Saw it yesterday. Outstanding film and indeed great casting.

One of the best movies I have seen in a long time.
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Old Nov 4, 12, 8:29 am
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Originally Posted by AJLondon View Post
Saw it yesterday. Outstanding film and indeed great casting.

One of the best movies I have seen in a long time.
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Tried to figure out if the BA uniform was authentic, not an expert so was not sure
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Old Nov 4, 12, 8:57 am
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Originally Posted by henkybaby View Post
Maybe even a bit of product placement.
Does BA pay for all this cinemagraphic publicity - I assume so? - and, if so, how much?

Virgin check in features in the new Bond - great film but I was a bit disappointed with that.

Isn't BMI in one of the Bridget Jones films?
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Old Nov 4, 12, 9:09 am
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Originally Posted by Fruitcake View Post
Does BA pay for all this cinemagraphic publicity - I assume so? - and, if so, how much?
BA doesn't normally do that, or at least does't actively seek to do so. BA would normally seek to barter services in exchange for product placement.
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Old Nov 4, 12, 9:52 am
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Originally Posted by Fruitcake View Post
Does BA pay for all this cinemagraphic publicity - I assume so? - and, if so, how much?

Virgin check in features in the new Bond - great film but I was a bit disappointed with that.

Isn't BMI in one of the Bridget Jones films?
Some film companies expect payment for product placement others can offer it for free for use of the brand name if crucial. For example I remember that when they were filming the Flintstones they needed to have a load of brands but made flintstonesque so what they did was ask the companies if they would like to pay to appear in the film. They took the money from those that were happy to pay for their screen time and then asked the others if they could use their brands for free.

I suspect that the use of 1st mockup for the filming of Die Another Day and the footage of the BA 744 flying was a quid pro quo deal.
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Old Nov 4, 12, 11:39 am
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Does BEA count?

All that talk of Roger Moore -
in The Saint - BEA plane (Trident?) appears to land at Geneva, in more than one episode too I think.

Of course they were all stock film as the production budget didn't run to filming outside of the UK !
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Old Nov 4, 12, 12:46 pm
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Originally Posted by BlueThroughCrimp View Post
The Wild Geese was on the other night.
Starts with Concorde landing in the 1970's "British airways" livery.

Looks like that was taken at Bahrain Airport

Veering slightly OT but BOAC/BA Captian Norman Bristow played an airline captain in the film Ransom in the 1970s (also starred Sean Connery).

Captain Bristow also featured in the Sgt Major BOAC ad - hope the link works

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE-j8PxTUPQ

I think he was one of BOAC's senior captains and features as the welcoming pilot in my first Junior Jet Club Log Book
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Old Jun 15, 13, 10:39 am
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Doctor Who,
Originally Posted by IMDB.com
A British Airways Concord disappears on final approach. The Doctor, still reeling from the loss of Adric, becomes involved when his TARDIS miss-fires from its intended destination of London 1851 and appears at Heathrow airport. The Doctor follows the lost plane into the deep past only to discover he is part of an illusion. This forces him to ask the question: if there is an illusion, who is the conjurer?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0562979/
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Old Nov 21, 13, 6:27 am
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The Counsellor

I notice that Terminal 5 features briefly in The Counsellor (also known as The Counselor in American English). It features San Diego's finest, Cameron Diaz gliding up escalators on the landside areas of T5, having previously done some quite remarkable things with a car windshield. For some reason she chooses to get her limo from the departures level..... I can't see this ending up on an IFE system near you, it's not one for the kids.
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Old Nov 21, 13, 6:55 am
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Philomena (superb by the way) has scenes set in old BA club world cabin.
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Old Nov 21, 13, 7:36 am
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Originally Posted by Davidob View Post
Philomena (superb by the way) has scenes set in old BA club world cabin.
In Philomena there's a great shot looking down the plane and you see the old Mahogany First too. Funnily enough the cut-aways use shots of the 777 landing into IAH.

It's a great film too. Dame Dench is superb.
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Old May 11, 15, 7:08 pm
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So the list so far reads:
  1. Fish Called Wanda, Film
  2. Parent Trap, Film
  3. Coming to America, Film
  4. Three Men and a Baby, Film
  5. Family Guy, TV
  6. Die Another Day, Film
  7. The Holiday, Film
  8. 2012, Film
  9. Valentine's Day, Film
  10. Golden Eye, Film
  11. Airport 79, Film
  12. Mission Impossible, Film
  13. The VIPs, Film
  14. Paper Tiger, Film
  15. The Games, Film
  16. Spooks, TV
  17. My Big Fat Greek Wedding, TV
  18. Extreme Fishing, TV
  19. Perfect Friday, Film
  20. Frost/Nixon, Film
  21. Bergerac, TV
  22. Local Hero, Film
  23. Nuns on the Run, Film
  24. Snatch, Film
  25. Proof Of Life, Film
  26. Duty Free, TV
  27. Stormbreaker, Film
  28. Moonraker, Film
  29. Pushing Tin, Film
  30. Fierce Creatures, Film
  31. The Wild Geese, Film
  32. Dangermouse, TV
  33. Worzel Gummidge, TV
  34. Argo, Film
  35. Air Crash Investigation - Various, TV
  36. The Hunt For Red October, Film
  37. Doctor Who - TV (in the old series, Concorde disapears and the the doctor is to blame)
  38. Philomena, Film
  39. Two and a Half Men, TV
  40. The Counsellor

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Old May 11, 15, 7:16 pm
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Two and a Half Men - when Charlie visits Rose in London he flies BA.
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Old May 11, 15, 9:00 pm
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IIRC, the first Mission Impossible movie with Tom Cruise had him flying in BA F, and he received a message in the form of an old-school IFE cassette tape which he popped into the armrest.
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Old May 12, 15, 1:56 am
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Edge of Tomorrow : Live, Die, Repeat with Tom Cruise has quite a few external shots of Heathrow and in particular T5, but all of the BA aircraft have been digitally removed and replaced by CGI military hardware. Its actually quite a good action film.

You can see the the contrast between the actually footage and CGI here: http://www.rodeofx.com/all-films/edge

I loved Philomena too, but unless I'm mistaken they used Stanstead for the internal airport shots. I hate it when my enjoyment of a film is momentarily interrupted by part of my brain going "Hang on, that's not right…" for something that doesn't actually matter to the narrative of the film.
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