RR Sport launch: behind the scenes
Daniel Craig takes car reveals to the next level...
Posted: 19 Jun 2013
In order for that to happen smoothly, factor in a 50-strong crew, working out of a temporary production office a few blocks south in a church anteroom on East 38th St. There are huge lights, lots of cameras and plenty of action, chunky electrical cables all over the place - a tricky scenario, given the volume of water needed - all topped off with a generous slice of Noo Yawk attitood from
various grips, gaffers and runners.
Presiding over all this militarily precise chaos is the director, Jonathan P.B. Taylor, a Napa Valley-based English expat fresh from overseeing the second unit on the recent A Good Day to Die Hard. "We wrote off 140 Mercedes on that one," he says, a little sheepishly, "brand new cars with their entertainment systems still inside. The big challenge here is shooting in New York, which is never easy, never mind with a car that is still obviously under wraps. But the Sport photographs well, because its basic shape is good. It's a bit like working with a beautiful actress. If her features are right, you don't actually have to do that much work."