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
As his CV reveals, Bradley's no stranger to smashing things up, what with The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, Spiderman 2 and 3, and the latest Indiana Jones film among the choreographed chaos credited to him. But for car chases, his blue-print is one of the classics.
"I always return to The French Connection. It's a simple sequence, a few trash cans and so on. But it's Popeye Doyle's behaviour that gives us the emotional connection to the character. And it's the characters as well as the action that give the chase its tension."
Character is something Bond was missing in the twilight of the Brosnan tenure, action and plot having reached a level so farcical it would have ruptured the eyebrows of a safari-suited Roger Moore. Such was the mish-mash of gadgets, explosions and chases, you could have watched a film like Die Another Day backwards and it would have had the same emotional impact.