Behind-the-scenes on Quantum of Solace
Remember that epic car chase between Bond's DBS and pursuing Alfa 159s? We had a look during filming...
Posted: 24 Oct 2012
The Second Unit film crew (the 400-odd people responsible for the action sequences in the film) has nine days to get the scene in the can before falling behind schedule. The Italian authorities have been hugely accommodating, closing a two-mile stretch of the road around the lake from 8am to 6pm. Nine days might seem like plenty of time to get six minutes of screen time, but given the unpredictability of the weather (it's April) and the fact that the process of shooting fast-paced action sequences is a slow business, the heat is on.
There will be other, as yet unforeseen, problems over the next few days; highly publicised accidents, only too real, like an Aston Martin, being delivered for promotional purposes, spinning out on a bend and ending up in the lake, and an Alfa 159 crashing and injuring two stuntmen, one of them seriously. These incidents, and others, would have the media talking about ‘the curse of Bond'.