7 Mar 2012
Back to Hong Kong
You only live twice 35 years earlier, when an enemy agent watched "Bond's funeral" from the club's terrace.
Brosnan was never anywhere near Hong Kong in the film since everything was shot in studio with a bluescreen. Even Bond's hotel in Hong Kong, the Rubyeon Royale hotel is a fake. The name refers to various contributions to the Bond history. Since Die another day celebrated Bond's 40th anniversary on the silver screen, you can find references from the previous 19 Bond adventures all through the film. The name of the hotel symbolizes the ruby (40 years) anniversary for eon productions, and Royale refers to Ian Fleming's first novel, which of course was Casino Royale.