Posts Tagged ‘Skyfall’

Dept of Energy and Climate Change Documents on Skyfall

Published August 11th 2016

Adding to the British government departments who have provided assistance to the James Bond franchise, the now defunct Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have released documents on the filming of a scene for Skyfall at their headquarters in Whitehall. The Foreign Office, the Ministry of Defence and MI6 themselves have all aided the Bond film series in one way or another over the decades, and though it only existed for 8 years the DECC can now be added to that illustrious list. Skyfall seems to be one of only two films allowed to film at the DECC building – the other was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. This was one of several locations used for Skyfall that are either owned by the government or are sites of political importance.

The CIA’s Nest of Vipers at Sony Pictures

Published April 20th 2015

Last autumn’s hack of Sony Pictures achieved several things – promoting their comedy film The Interview, creating a minor political storm that increased tensions with North Korea, and helping to cement the increasingly solid relationship between the White House, Hollywood and the intelligence services.

Review: Skyfall

Published December 18th 2012

Skyfall, the latest film in the James Bond franchise has so far been a huge commercial and critical success. Heralded by many as the best Bond film ever, it has made over $950 million. Adjusting for inflation, this makes it second only to Thunderball, the only Bond film to, in relative terms, top a billion dollars. It is to be expected that Skyfall will cross the billion dollar threshold both in absolute and relative terms.