Behind-The-Scenes Video Offers First Glimpse of Bond in SPECTRE

Behind-The-Scenes Video Offers First Glimpse of Bond in SPECTRE

Who's up for some Austrian mountain climbing?

With the next James Bond adventure coming later this year, the official Bond YouTube channel is going to be publishing a slow but steady stream of behind-the-scenes production videos shot on the set of SPECTRE.

First up? We find Bond director Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig, and others shooting on top of a mountain in Austria, alongside a glass-covered facility that just screams "Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion."

Dave Bautista also makes an appearance, but there's no Christoph Waltz in sight.

(Sidebar: Did any of us ever think that, of all the current and former pro wrestlers pursuing Hollywood careers, that Dave Bautista would be leading the way in terms of quality? The Rock has more credits, yes, but Guardians of the Galaxy and SPECTRE back-to-back is very impressive.)

Also noteworthy? SPECTRE is being shot on 35mm film -- not a digital platform -- as evidenced by the Panavision cameras seen in the above video. Between SPECTRE, The Force Awakens, and Quentin Tarantino's undying love of the medium, film doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon.

Source: YouTube (jamesbond007)

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Did any of us ever think that, of all the current and former pro wrestlers pursuing Hollywood careers, that Dave Bautista would be leading the way in terms of quality?

Yes. He was in The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption. That in and of itself is enough to establish him as the best pro wrestler/actor ever.

Cannot wait for this. Skyfall is a tough act to follow, but I think this should be good. Heck, it's got Christoph Waltz in it.

Devin Connors:
Also noteworthy? SPECTRE is being shot on 35mm film -- not a digital platform -- as evidenced by the Panavision cameras seen in the above video. Between SPECTRE, The Force Awakens, and Quentin Tarantino's undying love of the medium, film doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon.

well you can't convert digital media to a higher resolution without a degradation of quality being introduced...so keeping the root source as photographic film has a long term advantage...also certain film stock carrys with it a certain inherent cinematic "look"...the new Star Wars is being supposedly being shot on the same film stock as the original for just this reason...so it looks all the more like "a proper Star Wars movie"...which is basically what Disney basically have to prove they can make without Lucas or the franchise is a bust.

in the case of Bond the retro/iconic "look" aspect is probably at least part of the reason it's being shot on film. ultimately the producers are trying to make a film that will sit comfortably on a shelf next to all the rest (which they still sell).

not big fan of Daniel Craig as Bond...but Bond clad all in black, "Russian hat" and furs on his ladyfriend, all black vehicle & snow mobiles in snow covered mountains, cool architecture and SPECTRE...oh ye that's hitting the mark...

SKBPinkie:
Cannot wait for this. Skyfall is a tough act to follow, but I think this should be good. Heck, it's got Christoph Waltz in it.

This movie will have to blow me away to top Skyfall. As a big fan of Craig's Bond (he has to be the most divisive Bond since Moore), I adored every minute of Skyfall. For me, it was both a modern action-espionage thriller and a classic Bond film all in one.

Very much looking forward to it. I think Craig has done a great job as Bond so far, especially with Skyfall which I thought was phenomenal, and I've been thirsty for more since I left the theatre. Hell, Skyfall was the last movie I actually went to the theatre to see, and its looking that the next one I see is also a Bond film.

An Ceannaire:

SKBPinkie:
Cannot wait for this. Skyfall is a tough act to follow, but I think this should be good. Heck, it's got Christoph Waltz in it.

This movie will have to blow me away to top Skyfall. As a big fan of Craig's Bond (he has to be the most divisive Bond since Moore), I adored every minute of Skyfall. For me, it was both a modern action-espionage thriller and a classic Bond film all in one.

And of course the few not-so-subtle references to past bond films were a welcome addition. I must say, even after growing up watching the Brosnan Bond, going back and getting to see the classic Connery Bond and his successors (I won't argue how good Moore was overall, but damn were his fight scenes just awful), Craig has to be my favorite Bond yet. In many ways he's more serious than a lot of the past movies, but they never sacrificed that classic Bond charm and wit (and incredibly lame puns), and he just pulls it off so well.

I'm excited to see how this one goes. Bautista is a wonderfully imposing presence when he wants to be, but from what I've seen of him (Guardians and the Man with the Iron Fist) he is able to inject just the right amount of charm into his characters. I don't even need to gush about Waltz, we all know he's awesome. Can't wait to see how they work as a villain pair.

My first thought: So Mr Bond joined the Special Tactics and Reconnaissance?

Other than that I don't really have much to say. Haven't even seen the last two Bond movies. Something I should probably fix.

 

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