SPECTRE marks Bond's eighth film in the snow, following snowbound appearances in
On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Spy Who Love Me, For Your Eyes Only, A View
to a Kill, The Living Daylights, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day.
SPECTRE crew were only able to access the ICE-Q location in Solden by cable car
Vehicles (Land Rovers and Range Rovers) were towed up the mountain by
snowmobiles due to lack of access, which was over 3000 meters above sea level
One of the Austria locations, the village of Obertilliach, has a population of
only 700 people. Still, 50 locals joined the crew, included among 250 Austrians
in the total crew of 480.
Filming the Austria car chase required the use of 18 cars - 11 Defenders and 7
Range Rovers - which were all heavily modified in just 4 weeks
The studded ice tires had to be studded by hand, with each tire taking over 1500
Bond returns to Mexico City, following his appearance in License To Kill.
SPECTRE filmed in three Mexico City locations: Tolsa Square, the Zocolo, and the
For the Day of the Dead sequence, it took 3.5 hours to create the crowd of
extras - from 25 minutes to create a Catrina or a skeleton, to the Paper Bride
requiring 2.5 hours of hair and makeup. Costumes required 90 minutes - 350 at a
time, 15 to 20 minutes each
MAC kindly provided gave a huge range of products to help create the various
To ensure that no time was wasted, the makeup team employed 187 mirrors and a
red-and-green "traffic light" system to show which extras were ready and which
needed additional work.
75 costumers (70 from Mexico and 5 from the UK) designed 1,500 original looks --
no two costumes are alike
The team made 6 paper dresses, each one different. Each dress required three
weeks to make, from a team of four people.
Every costume was made or purchased in Mexico by Mexicans.
Police escorted the 12 buses that transported the crowd to and from the set
In total, the Mexico City scenes required five months of prep work, overseen by
27 locations personnel (25 of which were local)
A night team of 20 cleaned and repaired costumes, to get them ready for the next
The scene required two helicopters - one to film and the other to be filmed. The
picture helicopter was painted and modified in Mexico City to give its evil
look. Part of Zocolo Squre was turned into a heliport in order to refuel the
Local nomads were hired as guides and security throughout prep and filming
Due to the high temperatures, the production brought in shades, cold water, and
cooling vehicles to the film unit in Erfoud
SPECTRE marks James Bond's first-ever film visit to Rome
Both the Jaguar CX75 and the Aston DB10 were reengineered by SFX Vehicles to
carry out the stunt work
Blenheim Palace doubled as the location of the SPECTRE meeting in Rome. The
Action Vehicles team dressed the parking lot with rare vehicles to paint a
picture of the mafia types that would be attending the meeting, including a
Porsche 956 Group B Homologation car, a full carbon fiber Bugatti, concept XJ
Jaguars, a Lagonda from Aston Martin, and a wide selection of other supercars,
including Ferrari 458 Speciales and Californias
In total, the vehicle shoots in Austria, Rome and London required the use of
more than 1000 tires, varying from full summer spec to winter. In preparing for
the Rome car chase, the production used over 400 tires for testing - but only
replaced 12 during filming.
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