The Establishing Shot: Behind the scenes on Bond 23 Skyfall Vauxhall Bridge Set Visit Photos and video


Posted by Craig Grobler on Google+ On Monday, February 13, 2012

SkyfallYesterday, Skyfall headed to Vauxhall Bridge to shoot its 166th shoot. The shoot on on Vauxhall bridge was considerably more exciting than my previous visit to a Skyfall set that consisted of an underground bunker converted to a spartan and functional office space for shoot: 6.


Sam Mendes and his team were filming M (Dame Judi Dench) Head of MI6 and her Chief of Staff and trusted aide Bill Tanner (Rory Kinnear) being speedily chauffeured across Vauxhall Bridge in their Jaguar XJ L in the direction of MI6 itself.



For the full set of photos head over to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/entropy1138/

As exciting as it is - I usually wouldn't have made the effort to pop along this far in production and potentially ruining any surprises that Sam Mendes' Skyfall may have in store for us this October. But Vauxhall Bridge is not only as close to modern Bond returning home as we have so far had - as the bridge is in the shadow of the real SIS or MI6 which is where Bond's fictional office is located. But Vauxhall Bridge holds a particularly personal space in my memories as my first London apartment was directly across the road from MI6, chosen because of its proximity to MI6 and its place in the Bond universe.



So it was kind of a big deal for me standing on the bridge watching James Bond history being made again on the bridge I crossed very often.




It would appear that the filming that took place on Millbank yesterday, will precede today’s scene. The shoot today showed a grim M sitting next to Bill Tanner on the backseat of a Jaguar XJ L. Tanner is moodily checking his phone and making/receiving a call whilst their Jaguar’s discrete blue lights warns other cars of their high speed as they weaved through traffic across the bridge.

23 Unlimited recreated a day on the bridge with traffic including a London 88 bus, sightseeing pedestrians and a single lone cyclist.

This is the first time Vauxhall Bridge has been closed for a film shoot and traffic was closed on both ends whilst the team filmed exterior shots of the Jaguar racing across the bridge with stand in actors. Renowned cameraman Pete Cavaciuti handled the Steadicam shots with Legendary Cinematographer Roger Deakins, sporting A Beautiful Mind crew cap overseeing this part of the shoot.


Then the Jaguar was placed on a trailer, Dame Judi Dench (M) and Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner) took their places in the back seat of the Jag, a camera was added to Kinnear 's removed window and the same run was done again whilst this time the interior of the car was filmed. Both Sam Mendes was Roger Deakins were very hands-on setting up, checking and then shooting from the head of the trailer.




The Establishing Shot: Behind the scenes on Skyfall Bond 23 007 Vauxhall Bridge Shoot


There were a number of high security metropolitan police actors on the scene, but there was no indication as to what their role might be in Skyfall.


As for what might be causing the usually very cool as ice M to rush to MI6? Speculation on set was that Skyfall might well be a threat to London itself! Which ties in well with the use of so many UK and specifically London filming locations. Skyfall has been in prepping in Turkey and shooting will start over there soon.

Skyfall Vauxhall Bridge Location Shoot Slideshow


SKYFALL opens at cinemas across the UK on 26th October 2012


SKYFALL, from Albert R Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his third film as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007.

Joining Daniel Craig the cast includes Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Berenice Marlohe, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw with Albert Finney and Judi Dench as M. The screenplay is written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan. SKYFALL will begin its worldwide roll-out later this year in the UK and Ireland on October 26th and in North America on November 9th.

skyfall
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.

Director: Sam Mendes
Writers: Ian Fleming, John Logan, Patrick Marber, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade
Stars: Daniel Craig, Helen McCrory and Javier Bardem


The Establishing Shot: Skyfall Vauxhall Bridge Set Visit Photos and video

0 comments

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

The Establishing Shot HOT LIST


I really enjoyed Johannes Roberts' gripping & taut shark attack thrill ride 47 Metres Down - FILM REVIEW

Christopher Nolan & Emma Thomas introduce their modern classic DUNKIRK and answer some questions about DUNKIRK - EVENT REPORT

The Game of Thrones: Touring Exhibition is coming to London - UPCOMING EXHIBITION

I visit the BT Tower for the riveting Fear The Walking Dead Season 3 pre-premiere launch - EVENT REPORT



In Cinemas this week

Features



The 2017 EE BAFTA Nominations announced

Matthew McConaughey introduces GOLD and tells us a little bit about the film

xXx: Return of Xander Cage European Premiere EVENT REPORT
Richard Kelly talks the Making of Donnie Darko
Alex Zane Presents the FDA Autumn/Winter Film Preview & chats with Tom Conti
The Light Between The Oceans Press Conference
De Palma Review
Prop Store Auction Preview Exhibition
Idris Elba suprises us at Star Trek Beyond
The Nice Guys Surprise Us
Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Review
10 Criminally underrated British Crime Films you probably haven't seen yet
Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Batmobile
In discussion the making of Triple 9
Deadpool Film Review
Quentin Tarantino talks The Hateful Eight
Star Wars Visions Exhibition Tokyo
SalonQP 2015 Preview
The Rogues Gallery Creation of a Super Villian Book Launch
Legend Press Conference
SPECTRE all the news
No Escape Review
Ant-Man Euoropean Press Conference
Batman: Arkham Knight Cape & Cowl Exhibition London
Ant-Man Willard Wigan Micro Exhibition
Unheard James Bond Themes
Peyton Reed & Paul Rudd introduce Marvel's Ant-Man
Knight of Cups Trailer Breakdown

Latest Film & TV News

Latest reviews:

Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Review
Triple 9 Review
Deadpool Film Review
The Hateful Eight Review
Legend Review
No Escape Review
Mr. Holmes Review
The Grandmaster Review
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes Review
The Drop Film Review
300: Rise of an Empire
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Review

Craig Says...







LEGEND OF THE EAST END Exhibition

Legend of the East End Exhibition

135 Bethnal Green Rd,E2,
28 Aug - 11 Sep 2015
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
the alibi film club

The Alibi Cult Film Club

The Alibi ,Dalston, E8 2PB
Every Mon

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London The Making of Harry Potter

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London The Making of Harry Potter

Harry Potter Tour

WB Studios, Leavesden
April 2014+

Bond in Motion Exhibition

Bond in Motion at London Film Museum

Bond in Motion London

London Film Museum
21 March 2014+

TheEstShot Listening To:

Craig's Awesome Mix