October 17, 2012

James Bond Gets Real

007 is back: heroic, flawed, vulnerable, and more than ever like Ian Fleming's original creation. Mark Salisbury catches up with the cast and crew of Skyfall on location in Istanbul.

A lot has changed in Istanbul - Ian Fleming's favourite city - in the 49 years since James Bond first visited it in From Russia With Love. In Eminonu Square, on the banks of the Bosphorus, nestled against the steps of the New Mosque, Dennis Gassner, production designer of Skyfall, the 23rd Bond film, has created his own grand bazaar with 196 market stalls and 500 extras. It's part of the pre-credit chase that opens Daniel Craig's third outing as 007, an elaborate sequence involving trains, cars and a rooftop motorcycle pursuit that will take two months to complete.

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