Thursday, May 28, 2009

007 Electric Fencing Flaw

It's true to say that movies reflect just about all aspects of everyday life but it would not perhaps seem obvious for electric fencing to be scripted in. However, the James Bond film 'Goldfinger' did just that.

Anyone familiar with this classic movie will know that the essence of the story is about Auric Goldfinger (the villain) wanting to break into Fort Knox to get access to the gold reserves held there. Whilst explaining his 'Operation Grand Slam' to a group of American gangsters, Goldfinger mentions that whilst his aerial display team spray nerve gas over the site, his men will blow up the perimeter fencing and cut through the door with the laser cutter.

However, when it comes to the actual scene where they execute the plan, they arrive at the supposed gates of Fort Knox and the shot of their arrival shows metal gates with fencing at the side ... but with not a hint of any electric fencing in sight! Chances are of course that most people will not notice this oversight - though someone within the film's continuity department should have - but here at Advanced Perimeter Systems Ltd we know an electric fence when we seen one!

This is one of our photos that shows what electric fencing looks like in reality.

So if you are ever watching a movie in which electric fencing is mentioned, now you know what to look out for!

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