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MartinHewitt

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Post Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:08 pm

Looking for Hollywood lock manipulation scene

I will do a presentation about lock manipulation in April and I am looking for short Hollywood movie sequences as illustration. I can find only the Kremlin Letter snippet where a lock is manipulated with feet. In Moonraker is a scene with a small x-ray device, but I can't find it online. And I can't find anything classical with stethoscope and clicking sounds. Any pointers?
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Post Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:24 pm

Re: Looking for Hollywood lock manipulation scene

I don't think that scene will be useful to you.
I saw the film again a couple of years ago. The x-ray device shows a S&G6730, but the safe itself is a 3 letter clicker lock.
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Post Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:27 pm

Re: Looking for Hollywood lock manipulation scene

On Her Majesty's Secret Service has him open a safe too
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-I2aSJKaT6o

This may be usefull
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctxpzf5-XuU

I think "The Italian Job" had a fairly realistic representation.

Where are you doing your presentation ?
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Post Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:33 pm

Re: Looking for Hollywood lock manipulation scene

I am looking more for the unrealistic representations as a sample what is not working. (My favorite is still in The Kremlin Letter.) The Bond samples are quite good for this purpose although the stethoscope is missing.

I am doing it in Hamburg end of April. I just noticed it is completely booked. 65 people. Wow.
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Post Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:44 am

Re: Looking for Hollywood lock manipulation scene

best realistic one I can think of was ' the escapologist'
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Post Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:11 pm

Re: Looking for Hollywood lock manipulation scene

Italian Job underwater https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybKjVVad4NE&t=17s (wait what? S&G locks dont click like that!)

Italian Job https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA6hIAZKEh4&t=2m5s (wait what? it clicks and fence drops in at 50??!?)
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Post Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:30 am

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjonzCMjcT0 Don't know if this is useful.
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Post Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:45 pm

Re: Looking for Hollywood lock manipulation scene

The James Bond ones are IMHO the best. A tiny bit realistic, but not to much.

50 ... If it were a real opening, I would say someone put the spline key into the wrong slot. But is a movie and they try to show some magic dialing. The Bond movies somehow show how it works even so it would not work in reality.
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Post Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:27 pm

Re: Looking for Hollywood lock manipulation scene

MartinHewitt wrote:The James Bond ones are IMHO the best. A tiny bit realistic, but not to much.

50 ... If it were a real opening, I would say someone put the spline key into the wrong slot. But is a movie and they try to show some magic dialing. The Bond movies somehow show how it works even so it would not work in reality.


I hope that in your talk, you discuss how hollywood feels an intense need to add clicking noises to lock dials being turned.

I am also packing up the locks tonight to send to you this week, so you have them in time for the presentation =)

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Post Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:56 pm

Re: Looking for Hollywood lock manipulation scene

Thanks! Unfortunately I didn't get the Mosler Group 1, because the clicking sounds will be my major topic.

No, not really. Main topics will be "How does a lock work" and "How can a lock (6730) be manipulated". Basically what is written in the books squeezed into 1 1/2 hours and illustrated by some self-directed movies. Probably at the end a bit about manipulation protection and at the beginning some safe folklore.
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