Website last updated: 4-10-2017

April 2013
Issue 133 Of Cinefex On Skyfall Vfx Effects

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2013-03-30
Cinefex Skyfall
If you’re wondering how they shot that spectacular crash of a speeding Tube train in the London Underground - just one of Skyfall's many dazzling action sequences - check out the latest issue of Cinefex magazine, (#133-APRIL), which was just released and contains a 28-page story on the making of the film.

The new issue features interviews with the special effects and visual effects teams who worked on the movie, the article is accompanied by more than 30 full-color behind-the-scenes photos and movie frame clips, many of them exclusive to Cinefex.

And while you’re there, check out some of our other back issues available for purchase in the Cinefex store. You’ll find equally in-depth coverage of Casino Royale (2006) (Issue #108) and Quantum of Solace (2008) (Issue #116).

EXCERPT FROM CINEFEX ARTICLE ON SKYFALL:

Sam Mendes agreed that there should be a big, jaw-dropping moment during a chase in the London Underground,” said special effects supervisor Chris Corbould. “I came up with the idea for the Tube train crash, which Sam liked a lot, but then I started to realize the enormity of what I’d dreamt up. A real Tube train carriage is 60 feet long and weighs in excess of 25 tons. We decided to make our own carriages, and brainstormed a way to make them crash.” Corbould’s senior special effects technician, Dan Homewood, and special effects designer Jason Leinster oversaw construction of two full-scale carriages on an overhead monorail rig. “We fitted a track in the ceiling that ran two-thirds of the whole length of the 007 Stage. That gave us room to get the train up to speed, then have it dip down into the set, like a rollercoaster ride. We hung the train on steel linking arms, and connected it via cables to a tractor unit that towed the train into the set at about 30 miles per hour.”

Editor's note:
Don't forget to also check out Cinefex on Facebook, like the page to stay up to date.

Other Skyfall events and news featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Initial press release for Bond 23 (January 2011)
>Sony Pictures and MGM distribute "Bond 23" (April 2011)
>SKYFALL confirmed as title for Bond 23 (November 2011)
>Press conference in London (November 2011)
>SKYFALL officially filming in London (November 2011)
>Thomas Newman to score SKYFALL (January 2012)
>First official photo from SKYFALL (February 2012)
>First video blog online (February 2012)
>Skyfall to be released in IMAX theatres (February 2012)
>Swedish actor Jens Hultén confirmed for Skyfall (March 2012)
>Second video blog online (March 2012)
>An interview with Ola Rapace (Patrice) (April 2012)
>Third video blog online (April 2012)
>Fourth video blog online (April 2012)
>Press conference in Istanbul (April 2012)
>Fifth video blog online (May 2012)
>First teaser poster revealed (May 2012)
>Teaser trailer online (May 2012)
>Sixth video blog online (June 2012)
>Ben Whishaw confirmed as the new Q (July 2012)
>International trailer online (July 2012)
>Coca-Cola and SKYFALL partnership (August 2012)
>New SKYFALL posters revealed (August 2012)
>Coca-Cola Zero reveals new SKYFALL ad (September 2012)
>US one-sheet poster for SKYFALL revealed (September 2012)
>Second UK teaser poster for SKYFALL revealed (September 2012)
>Bond on Set: Filming SKYFALL - Greg Williams (October 2012)
>Adele revealed as singer of SKYFALL theme song (October 2012)
>First Swedish review of SKYFALL (18 October 2012)
>Aftonbladet's James Bond magazine in stores (22 October 2012)
>Royal premiere of SKYFALL in London (23 October 2012)
>SKYFALL opens at UK cinemas (October 2012)
>Box-office success for SKYFALL in Sweden (29 October 2012)
>SKYFALL sets new box office records all over Europe (November 2012)
>SKYFALL opens in America (November 2012)
>SKYFALL is the most successful film of 2012 in the UK (November 2012)
>SKYFALL: A worldwide box-office phenomenon (December 2012)
>SKYFALL stunt team recipient of SAG Award (January 2013)
>Dennis Gassner winner of Art Directors Guild award (February 2013)
>SKYFALL wins two BAFTA Awards (February 2013)
>SKYFALL released on Blu-ray in Sweden (February 2013)
>SKYFALL released on Blu-ray Steelcase in Sweden (February 2013)
>SKYFALL released on DVD in Sweden (February 2013)
>Exclusive interview with Jens Hultén (one of Silva's men) (February 2013)
>Special celebration of James Bond at the 85th Academy Awards (February 2013)
>Dame Shirley Bassey makes first appearance at the Oscars (February 2013)
>Adele performs "Skyfall" at the 85th Academy Awards (February 2013)
>SKYFALL nominated for 7 Saturn Awards (June 2013)

Image below:
The cover for issue 133 of Cinefex. © 2013 Cinefex. All rights reserved.

Purchase issue 133 of Cinefex directly from the official website (click on Back issues):

www.cinefex.com

Tags:

#skyfall

All information, text and graphics (unless otherwise stated) on this website are protected by copyright law. Please contact us to use anything.

This website is not in any way endorsed by EON Productions Ltd, Danjaq, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Sony Pictures, United Artists, Ian Fleming Publications, or any other James Bond copyright holders. It is an independently run non-profit website from a personal basis in spare time.

James Bond film images © 1962 - 2017 EON Productions Ltd, Danjaq LLC, MGM, Sony Pictures and United Artists Cooperation

James Bond book covers © 1953 - 2017 Ian Fleming Publications and Glidrose Productions.

Managing Editor: Anders Frejdh