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SKYFALL 2012


Skyfall (2012) began shooting on the 7 November 2011 and was released the following year. It marked an incredible fifty years since the first James Bond movie produced by Eon Productions, Dr No, premiered in 1962. Looking through the stills of this film, arguably the most striking elements are the London locations. These include the former home of Oscar winning James Bond composer John Barry (3 November 1933 – 30 January 2011) in Cadogan Square, which was used as M’s (Judi Dench) house in the film. Charing cross underground tube station was chosen as Bond chases villain Silva (Javeir Bardem) through Whitehall. The behind the scenes images illustrate the jump between the escalators was performed for real by actor Daniel Craig. The film ends in Bond’s ancestral home, Scotland. The silver Aston Martin DB5 looks spectacular against the Scottish highlands, which were filmed in Glencoe. In the promotional section there are some stills of Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris photographed by Rankin. Stills photographers credited as François Duhamel, Susie Allnut (Minature Unit) and Jasin Boland (second unit). Stills were also taken by Tom Craig and Greg Williams.