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Skyfall  (2012)
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Cast: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Bèrènice Marlohe, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Albert Finney and Judi Dench IMDB Database page about Skyfall page about Skyfall

Studio(s): - Pinewood Studios - Longcross Studios

Pinewood Studios: A section of the London Underground (explosion scene) was recreated on the 007 Stage. The construction of the underground Mi6 HQ on the 007 Stage took 9 weeks and 250 crew. The lake approach to the Golden Dragon Casino was filmed on the Pinewood Paddock Tank. Also used A Stage, B Stage, C Stage, D Stage, F Stage, G Stage, L Stage, S Stage, Underwater Tank.

Originally known as Bond 23, the title was initially leaked on the web after fans found newly registered domain names, and then finally confirmed on 3 November 2011. 

Production period: 7 months.


Pinewood Studios:

A total of 31 different sets were constructed for the movie on 8 different soundstages at Pinewood.

  • Shanghai Skyscraper (?? Stage)
  • London Underground crash (007 Stage) For this amazing stunt sequence, the crew built two full-size train carriages, each weighing seven tons. The sequence was too dangerous to allow people to stay on the stage for the crash scene, so ten remotely operated cameras were placed around the stage to ensure every angle was covered.
  • Underground Mi6 HQ (007 Stage) 
  • Golden Dragon Casino (Exterior: Paddock Lot / Paddock Tank; Interior: D Stage)
  • Underwater Sequences (Underwater Stage)
  • Exterior of the Dead City (North Lot)
  • Explosion at Mi6 HQ (Backlot) A series of fireworks were used on the real building in central London, then a ⅓ scale model was built on the backlot at Pinewood Studios rigged with 28 explosives by Chris Corbould, the special and miniature effects supervisor.  

A Stage, B Stage, C Stage, D Stage, F Stage, G Stage, L Stage and S Stage were used in addition to those mentioned above. 

Hasima Island (off the coast of Japan) 

  • Silva's Island

Glencoe, Scotland

  • Final denouement


Featurette: London Locations used in Skyfall

Featurette: Sam Mendes

Featurette: Naomie Harris

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