|We've all ready discussed the importance of how water (snow, fog, rivers) will be symbolic in the film (please see Bond's Secret: Spectre Trailer for more); glass will most likely be utilized in the same manner. The building at the top is the clinic where Madeline is a doctor (some kind of mental health institute) and then we see Bond, in the pilot's chair of a helicopter with the windshield smashed out, and the logo of the film, the bullet hole in glass, crackling to form the SPECTRE logo of the octopus. Glass and mirrors symbolize reflection, the deep, meditative type that we do in order to mentally, psychologically and spiritually advance in life and get through our obstacles. As noted in the earlier post linked above, water in all three forms--liquid water, fog/clouds and snow--symbolize three stages of the meditative process: water is reflective, so we first see the problem or issue that arises when a character is in/around water, but it's only a surface understanding of what is happening to them. The second phase, fog, signifies a deeper approach to the problem, but there are blurs and ghosts, difficulties arise as the character tries to delve deeper into the murkiness and discover what is really there. Finally, snow symbolizes that the problem has materialized and is solved, but healing has still to take place--just like the earth in winter under snow, when it rests from the summer crops it produced. The character isn't well at this point, but the wound and trauma is ready to be healed so the character can move on. At Madeline's clinic in the top image, it's not only a completely glass hospital, but it's surrounded by snow: either this means Madeline herself has experienced the cleansing of her troubles, or, at this point in the film, Bond has a part of his troubles figured out, with more still to come. Likewise, with the second image, Bond's shattered windshield suggests that his own understanding of what was happening or would happen has been interiorly undermined--perhaps he thought he was more capable than what he proves to be, or his enemy is stronger than he thought--but this will be one of many trying moments for Bond since the whole film will be pointed towards the interior life (the glass the logo consists of) and the death that will be introduced to it (the bullet).|
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organization known as SPECTRE.
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