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James Bond holiday destinations #1 – Turkey

June 17th, 2013 by

A mosque in Stanbul

Although it may not much feel like it at the moment, summer is fast approaching after a long winter that seemed to takeover spring, but finally the weather (at least where I live) has turned. The central heating is off at long last and although the mountains in the distance still have plenty of snow […]

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Skyfall – Turkish locations [video]

September 8th, 2012 by

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A new video blog provided by 007.com on YouTube has Sam Mendes talking about filming in Turkey. He says that Skyfall shows the best of Turkey without falling into cliche, and how they have tried to capture Istanbul as it is today, as an every changing and developing city. The video shows some beautiful long shots of some of the city’s highlights, as well as behind the scenes footage of the pre-title sequence. He later adds that opening sequence is ambitious and varied.

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Honda CRF250R Used In New James Bond Movie Skyfall [Stay On The Black]

July 18th, 2012 by

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Anyone who followed the filming of Skyfall is probably aware that 007 will be seen once more on two wheels, but it was only yesterday that Honda revealed that the machine he’ll be riding is their CRF250R model, when they unvealed the bikes used in filming at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu. Twenty modified […]

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Skyfall b-roll from Turkey

May 12th, 2012 by

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Behind the scenes of Skyfall while filming in Turkey

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Daniel Craig Films Daring Stunt for New James Bond Movie ‘Skyfall’ [5min.com]

May 11th, 2012 by

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Another video of filming in Turkey has appeared online apparently showing Daniel Craig (and presumably his stunt double in parts) filming a stunt on top of a moving train.

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Filming of Skyfall continues in the beautiful city of Istanbul – clapperboard photo from Skyfall

May 4th, 2012 by

Filming of Skyfall continues in the beautiful city of Istanbul

The latest clapperboard photo from the set of Skyfall was released via the official 007 twitter account last night. The scene number (X8AL) indicates that the scene takes place very early in the film, and is likely to feature in the pre-titles sequence.

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Daniel Craig: Bond Plot Is For Our Eyes Only [Sky News]

May 2nd, 2012 by

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Sky News has just filed a report from Istanbul, Turkey, where they were invited to the Skyfall set to watch filming. The report says that Daniel Craig was “tight-lipped” about plot details:

The star was cagey and vague when talking about the film, although he did reveal 007 would be “funny as hell” and that his character would enjoy a “rich” love life.

He refused to be drawn on the plot, saying only that he and director Sam Mendes had worked extensively on the script and the character together.

The article also mentions the four year break being used to the film makers’ advantage and how both Craig and Mendes went back and read the books for ideas.

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Bond back in Turkey [video]

April 30th, 2012 by

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A short video about shooting Skyfall in Turkey.

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Aegean town welcomes James Bond film team [Hurriyet Daily News]

April 25th, 2012 by

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The Skyfall production team has moved to Fethiye in the Aegean province of Muğla, according to an article Hurriyet Daily News, which says that a thousand strong team has arrived in town. The article says security is tight: Tight security measures have been taken around the area in which the film will be shooting. Security officials have […]

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We are careful not to damage cultural values: Bond producer [Hurriyet Daily News]

April 23rd, 2012 by

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Skyfall producer Michael G Wilson spoke at a press conference held in Istanbul ahead of the arrival of Daniel Craig and the first unit in which he reassured locals that filming has not damaged historic buildings. Hurriyet Daily News quoted Wilson as saying: “As people in the film sector we create illusions. This is what […]

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