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747_not_777 Jul 8, 11 1:18 pm

BA on the BIG screen (or small screen if you're watching on-board)
 
I was watching Mission: Impossible the other day, with that scene in the Old Old First Class cabin, where Jim Phelps is receiving a video message which is played through the personal video player (pre-AVOD!) and then it self-destructs :cool:, so he has to light a cigarette to hide the smell.

But it got me thinking – what other movies have BA aircraft starred in? Surely there were some James Bonds with Concorde in, weren’t there (before Beardy stole the limelight)? And surely loads of other famous BA appearances on the big screen.

Can we pull together a list between us…?

BA304 Jul 8, 11 1:28 pm

I'm sure I've seen Bond travelling in F at some point.

Jimmie76 Jul 8, 11 1:34 pm

Ignoring all the Bonds,
Fish Called Wanda,
Parent Trap
Coming to America
Three Men and a Baby
Family Guy (okay so the small screen on that one)

Bond is shown in Moonraker arriving in Rio on a Concorde but it' an AF one not a BA one.

jaguarpig Jul 8, 11 1:46 pm

Die Another Day has JB sitting in 4E in old first (walnut cabin).

LHRFlyer Jul 8, 11 1:51 pm

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The Holiday starring Jude Law and Cameron Diaz features the BA brand several times

BingBongBoy Jul 8, 11 2:13 pm


Originally Posted by LHRFlyer (Post 16694166)
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The Holiday starring Jude Law and Cameron Diaz features the BA brand several times

I was just about to say that one! I only watched in the other day... Love that film! Kate is amazing... Fab actress... An absolute delight to have onboard too... ^

Jimmie76 Jul 8, 11 2:16 pm


Originally Posted by BingBongBoy (Post 16694294)
I was just about to say that one! I only watched in the other day... Love that film! Kate is amazing... Fab actress... An absolute delight to have onboard too... ^

Welcome back. ^^^

Dave Z Jul 8, 11 2:17 pm

2012 has a BA plane in the background at the ark place.

BingBongBoy Jul 8, 11 2:18 pm


Originally Posted by Jimmie76 (Post 16694306)
Welcome back. ^^^

Ta...

JamieT Jul 8, 11 2:23 pm


Originally Posted by BingBongBoy (Post 16694294)
I was just about to say that one! I only watched in the other day... Love that film! Kate is amazing... Fab actress... An absolute delight to have onboard too... ^

Welcome back! She is my favourite actress so I'm delighted to hear that.

In the film 'Valentine's Day', one of the characters is driving to the airport and a BA plane (I think it was a 747) flies right overhead for the perfect shot.

edi-traveller Jul 8, 11 2:31 pm

Bond flew BA Club Europe (because Q scanned his BP and it said C on it) in a 757 from London to Russia in Golden Eye.

He did go on Concorde at least once - possibly in a Roger Moore film. Would have to check and I think it was an Air France Concorde.

In Doctor No - loved the way that as the Pan Am 707 arrives in Jamaica - the control tower "phones" New York to tell them that "Your flight XYZ just arrived in Kingston.

Bros an also flies BA in The Thomas Crown Affair.

Jimmie76 Jul 8, 11 2:40 pm


Originally Posted by edi-traveller (Post 16694420)
Bond flew BA Club Europe (because Q scanned his BP and it said C on it) in a 757 from London to Russia in Golden Eye.

He did go on Concorde at least once - possibly in a Roger Moore film. Would have to check and I think it was an Air France Concorde.

Please see my earlier post, we don't know if Jaws went by BA Concorde in Moonraker though.


Originally Posted by edi-traveller (Post 16694420)
In Doctor No - loved the way that as the Pan Am 707 arrives in Jamaica - the control tower "phones" New York to tell them that "Your flight XYZ just arrived in Kingston.

Bros an also flies BA in The Thomas Crown Affair.

Does he, when? At the end of the film where he is sitting behind Renee he is on an American plane (not sure of the airline), he flies a glider and a private jet, but I don't remember a BA plane at all.

Jimmie76 Jul 8, 11 2:44 pm

Airport 79 has a Concorde as the main plane and it had a reddy/orange BOAC style speedmark on the tailfin. not sure if that counts.

Betteronacamel Jul 8, 11 4:32 pm

The VIPs with Margaret Rutherford et al (1963).

John Cleese in Crown First Class in a Fish called Wanda

David Niven in BOAC/BA Y to KL in Paper Tiger (1975)

The Games (1970) with Stanley Baker has good scenes in F on a BOAC 707

adrianjc32 Jul 8, 11 4:57 pm

My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and quite a few novels as well as in a song in the last realising of the musical Tell Me On A Sunday with Denise Van Outen....


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