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  1. 'Quantum of Solace' – Chile Filming Report

    Picture: Daniel Craig

    Daniel Craig is James Bond in Quantum of Solace

    WARNING: Major spoilers

    Several new details and photographs from the Quantum of Solace production in Chile have accumulated in the last few days. CommanderBond.net provides a round-up of all the latest information…

    Photos & Video

    Since yesterday’s article featuring a few photographs from the 007 production, a whole new set of spy shots of actors Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko (including several of the two walking together in what appears to be a desert) along with director Marc Forster made their way online:

    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

    Following a press conference with the cast and crew of the film that took place on 26 March, filming for Quantum of Solace took place at the Observatorio Paranal as well as the nearby towns of Cobija, Baquedano, and Michilla.

    Mathieu Amalric is Dominic Greene

    Mathieu Amalric is Dominic Greene

    According to a report from El Mercurio Antofagasta, an estimated $7 million was spent on the filming sequence in the Antofagasta region.

    Additionally, a 12-minute long video highlighting some of the filming in the region of Antofagasta with DCraig and Kurylenko can also be viewed online (in Spanish) at Chilevision.cl.

    Bond/Greene Confrontation

    According to an article originally sourced from Hoy Cinema, the last scene completed in the town of Michilla was a particularly nasty confrontation between Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric) and 007 (Craig).

    Joaquin Cosio is General Medrano

    Joaquin Cosío is General Medrano

    The report states that at this point in the film’s storyline, Greene no longer has anything to lose. With his contacts with the corrupt General Medrano (played by Joaquin Cosío) discovered by 007, his last card to play is to take a truck loaded with explosives and crash it into Bond’s own vehicle in the middle of the desert.

    Related scenes for the sequence were filmed yesterday in Cobija. Beginning around 9am, the Bond production included more than 20 trucks, helicopters and large filming equipment: rolling panels, cranes with panoramic cameras, mobile homes, tents and the usual accompanying security.

    As there is an obvious expectation of significant explosions during the sequence, the presence of firefighters was required on set.

    Stay tuned to the CBn main page for the most up-to-date and complete coverage of Quantum of Solace.

    Devin Zydel @ 2008-04-02
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