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More Behind-the-Scenes Video From the Skyfall Set

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April 05, 2012

Following the BBC's set visit footage we posted the other day, ET has unveiled more video from their trip to the set of the next James Bond adventure, Skyfall. Check it out in the player below!

Set for release on November 9th, the film is directed by Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCrory and Ola Rapace.

In Skyfall, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.



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Bond Week: Skyfall On-Set Video Interviews

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April 11, 2012

In addition to our set visit preview and new photos, we have new Skyfall on-set video interviews with Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Bérénice Marlohe in which they talk about the anticipated November 9 release. Stay tuned for lots more coverage from the set through next Wednesday!

In Skyfall, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Directed by Sam Mendes, the action adventure also stars Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCrory, Ola Rapace and Tonia Sotiropoulou.



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Bond Week: Nine More Images From Skyfall!

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April 11, 2012

Following this morning's set visit preview, which included four brand-new photos, comes an additional nine high-resolution stills from the next James Bond adventure, Skyfall. Check them out below!

In the latest 007 adventure, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Directed by Sam Mendes, the action adventure stars Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCrory, Ola Rapace and Tonia Sotiropoulou.

Stay tuned for lots more coverage from the set through next Wednesday and catch Skyfall in theaters on November 9th!

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James Bond Movie Skyfall in Shanghai

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April 19, 2012

007.com has released this new Skyfall production videoblog in which we see Second Unit Director Alexander Witt and the Bond crew, including 1st Assistant Director Michael Lerman, scouting for Chinese locations, prepping scenes and shooting a sequence on Shanghai’s otherworldly blue neon soaked highways.

We also get a sneak peak at the shooting of Skyfall scenes featuring Bérénice Marlohe as Severine, Ola Rapace as the mysterious Patrice and of course, Daniel Craig as 007.

Skyfall opens in theaters and IMAX on November 9.



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CinemaCon: Sony Previews First Skyfall Teaser Trailer

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April 25, 2012

Tonight was Sony Pictures' chance to shine at CinemaCon with an impressive 45-minute sizzle reel of their upcoming 2012 line-up with the high point being the first time anyone had a chance to see any footage from the upcoming James Bond movie Skyfall, in this case the very first teaser trailer. Before we got to watch it, Sony's President of Worldwide Distribution Rory Bruer talked about Sony's slate for 2013 and beyond and confirmed that James Bond would indeed be back in 2014 with the 24th movie in the franchise and the follow-up to Skyfall.

So what can we say about the Skyfall teaser trailer? Well, it was a lot of quick-cut images that were hard to dissect on a single viewing, but this is what we can say about it.

It begins with an interrogation scene, possibly a psych evaluation of Bond as someone is doing a word association game with the agent. At first we hear it as narration over a couple of establishing shots of London, starting with "Country" to which Bond responds "England." "Gun" is next, with the response being "Shot," followed by "agent" and "provocateur," and "murder" to which Bond replies "employment." By then, we're into the interrogation room and there are three people behind the glass looking on with Dame Judi Dench's M and Ralph Fiennes' Mallory being the most prominent, though we're not sure who the third person was. (In hindsight, either that third person or the interrogator may have been Albert Finney's character, but we're not sure.) When the interrogator says "Skyfall," Bond doesn't respond so he says "Skyfall" again and Bond says "Done" and gets up to leave.

From there, we got a lot of quick shots of a lot of different images, many of Bond running or falling, either into water or from some height. We see him on a barge in front of the Macao casino with the giant dragons in the background, which we saw on set a few weeks back, and he's running through cars in London, presumably part of his chase after Silva. We also saw the briefest shot of the subway car crash that ends that chase.

There was absolutely no sign of Javier Bardem's character anywhere in the teaser, unless he went by too fast for us to notice and probably only one shot each of Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe (and we're not 100% of the second one).

It ends with Bond saying "Some men are coming to kill us. We've got to kill them first."

And that's about all we could get on one viewing, but it definitely got us very excited to see it a second or third time. Since we're guessing the teaser trailer will be on Avengers next week (just like every other movie), maybe it will be online sometime soon and you can watch it for yourself.

Skyfall opens November 9. Look for our write-up on the rest of what we saw during the Sony presentation later tonight.


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Sam Mendes and the Skyfall Cast on the Istanbul Shoot

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April 29, 2012

With the Skyfall crew now in Istanbul, Turkey, this marks the third time in the 50 year history of the James Bond franchise that the city has served as a backdrop to 007's adventures, with previous outings including From Russia With Love and The World Is Not Enough.

And whilst Daniel Craig has arrived in the city with the cast and crew of Skyfall, Istanbul isn't the only Turkish location the team has been visiting; further filming locations include Adana and the coastal city of Fethiye.

To mark the occasion, a photocall and press conference was held today with producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, director Sam Mendes, and cast members Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, and Ola Rapace. You can watch a highlight video below:



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First Poster for the 23rd James Bond Movie, Skyfall!

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May 17, 2012

Sony Pictures and MGM have debuted the first poster for the 23rd James Bond movie, Skyfall! The first trailer for the film will be online on Monday, May 21st at 8:30 a.m. BST / 12:30 a.m. PST.

Coming to theaters and IMAX on November 9, the Sam Mendes-directed action adventure stars Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCrory, Ola Rapace and Tonia Sotiropoulou.

In Skyfall, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

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The First Trailer for the New James Bond Movie Skyfall!

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May 21, 2012

Sony Pictures and MGM have released the first trailer for the 23rd James Bond movie, Skyfall, and you can watch it using the player below!

Opening in theaters and IMAX on November 9, the Sam Mendes-directed action adventure stars Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCrory, Ola Rapace and Tonia Sotiropoulou.

In Skyfall, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.



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 Post subject: Re: Skyfall (James Bond 23)
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Can't wait, really like Craig as Bond. I think he's done a great job taking over.


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 Post subject: Re: Skyfall (James Bond 23)
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It almost looks like a real Bond film.

My problem is not so much Craig... but what they have done with him... almost three movies into the Bond reboot and I have yet to be sold.

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It almost looks like a real Bond film.

My problem is not so much Craig... but what they have done with him... almost three movies into the Bond reboot and I have yet to be sold.


What is it that you don't like if you don't mind me asking? I think they have made them a nice mix of classic, hard edged Bond but also current with what people expect from an action/spy story.


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There's nothing classic in it. They took everything that made Bond stories... Bond stories. Bond was all about pulp... even in the later films had that pulp edge to it. 'Die Another Day' had a Chinese officer turn himself Anglo Saxon, need a dream machine to sleep and had a suit of armor that could focus the rays of the sun. Christopher Walken played Max Zorrin in 'A View to a Kill' a genetic throw back from the days of WW II Nazi genetics.

I don't like Bond being this soccer hooligan who is a huge Oaf. I can't believe him to come from a wealthy family (which he doesn't any more) nor can I just imagine him being this debonair man. The act of making Bond an everyday man was killer to his character. anyone of us who is physically fit can now be Bond. James Bond was meant to be a form of mental pornography, someone we could never be no matter how hard we aspired. Like daytime soaps are pornography for women.

All they have done is make really good spy thrillers... not James Bond. Because no matter how much you try to evolve or improve something, there comes a point when you change something so much it stops being the source material and becomes something else.

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There's nothing classic in it. They took everything that made Bond stories... Bond stories. Bond was all about pulp... even in the later films had that pulp edge to it. 'Die Another Day' had a Chinese officer turn himself Anglo Saxon, need a dream machine to sleep and had a suit of armor that could focus the rays of the sun. Christopher Walken played Max Zorrin in 'A View to a Kill' a genetic throw back from the days of WW II Nazi genetics.

I don't like Bond being this soccer hooligan who is a huge Oaf. I can't believe him to come from a wealthy family (which he doesn't any more) nor can I just imagine him being this debonair man. The act of making Bond an everyday man was killer to his character. anyone of us who is physically fit can now be Bond. James Bond was meant to be a form of mental pornography, someone we could never be no matter how hard we aspired. Like daytime soaps are pornography for women.

All they have done is make really good spy thrillers... not James Bond. Because no matter how much you try to evolve or improve something, there comes a point when you change something so much it stops being the source material and becomes something else.


The cinematic Bond, however, has always portrayed a lower class guy being upper crust. That was Sean Connery, Lazenby, and Dalton. Even Pierce Brosnan had a bit of that even though he had a lot of the Roger Moore debonair style. Even in the books, while Bond is a character of refined tastes and education, he's also a misogynist brute capable of terrible things. I wouldn't even say the literary Bond is all that likable as a character; especially in the early books. They were written for a different generation.

Craig's Bond tries to find a balance. He's the only cinematic Bond who ordered his martini correctly, by the way, as it is described in the books. He also maintains the same style and refined tastes but he's most similar to Connery in that it's covering up his lower class roots. Craig is more of a modern interpretation. The debonair spy with the witty quips in the tuxedo fighting a megalomaniac villain is such a tired cliche. It's not a bad thing that they're trying to bring Bond into the 21st century and shake up the formula a bit. If you look at the structure of Craig's first two movies, he wasn't even the Bond we know until maybe the very end of Quantum of Solace.

I can't even watch the Brosnan movies anymore. Goldeneye was on BBC the other night and I couldn't get through it. There's always a place for the classic cinematic Bond. I love the Connery movies mostly (except Diamonds are Forever) and On her Majesty's Secret Service is an unappreciated classic, if you ask me, but I feel the producers did the right thing by shifting gears with Craig. He's still Bond to me.

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I'll give you that for Sean Connery, Lazenby...

For me I grew up with Moore. When I would read the stories (Flemming and others) I school I would imagine Moore. I even know that Lazenby is the splitting image of how Flemming described Bond and that there are vast differences from print to screen. But for me, my Bond will always be the debonair naval officer who comes from a wealthy family.

I get what you're saying about what Bond if capable of and there's a difference between the misogynist brute capable of terrible things and the how does M put it... "...blunt instrument."

And I'm with you about Diamonds and Secret Service, both excellent films, all the early ones are good. I wasn't a fan of Dalton either but that was the actor and not the films. I love Craig as Bond... just not what they've done, for me that's not Bond and just never will be.

But I hear what you're saying and even to a degree you may be right, perhaps it needed a shifting of gears... doesn't mean I have to like it. Now please don't have someone waiting in a bowl of rice while I'm in Indonesia waiting to put a cap in me, UncleMarsellus! :lol:

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Ha! Just stay away from those fold up beds! ;)

Moore is technically the Bond of my childhood but my dad was a huge Bond fan so I was exposed to the early movies. One of my earliest memories is watching Thunderball. I was about 3. It's still a favorite. I like Roger Moore's movies once he got to For Your Eyes Only and I can't tell you how many times I re-enacted his ski chases as a kid with my cousins. But Connery is always my guy and I have high hopes for Skyfall. I appreciate the effort to get serious filmmakers, like Sam Mendes, to do these movies and that they're not taking the audience for granted. If only they could get Chris Nolan to do one. I couldn't have been the only giddy Bond fan that smiled during the snow assault in Inception. ;)

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