Video Interview of Chris Corbould: Special Effects Master talks James Bond!

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Video Interview of Chris Corbould

This video interview of Chris Corbould was recorded in Chicago at the press event prior to the opening of the “007 Science: Inventing the World of James Bond” exhibit.  This fantastic exhibit is at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Chris Corbould OBE has worked on 15 James Bond movies, THE DARK KNIGHT Trilogy, 2 Superman movies, and he won an Acadamy Award for his work on the movie INCEPTION.  Chiefly, his specialty has been visual effects, leading the team on many of these movies.

What movies do we discuss with Chris Corbould?

During this interview, Chris talks with Dan and Tom about visual effects in several of his James Bond movies and THE DARK KNIGHT.

So, listen to hear how they did the explosion in SPECTRE, which involved about 300 explosions in succession! Chris tells us how that worked.  Additionally, Chris mentions the warning he gave to Daniel Craig about this scene.

Undoubtedly, you remember the doughnut scene in NO TIME TO DIE.  You know, the scene where the Aston Martin spins in the square in Matera, Italy. Chris talks us through that scene and how they coordinated the “bullets” hitting the side of the buildings with the spinning of the car.

The tank scenes in GOLDENEYE! Chris also tells us the origin and some of the challenges of these tank scenes. What are the challenges of buying real tanks for a movie? Listen to find out!

One of Tom’s favorite Bond gadgets is the cello case in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS. Chris Corbould was involved with this gadget’s development. And he gives us insight into the creation of the device.  Oh, and he lets us know what actress Maryam d’Abo, who played Kara Milovy, certainly thought about this sled.

SKYFALL train crash in the subway! Chris discusses the challenges in designing this spectacular train crash.  Lots of details had to be worked out simultaneously for that one.

It’s not all James Bond

Finally, since we were having this discussion in Chicago, Chris talked about the semi-trailer scene in THE DARK KNIGHT.   This is the scene where the truck flips over, backend over the front end.   They filmed this scene in Chicago, on LaSalle street.  Chris lets us know how they got that to work.

Let us know what you think!

So, take a listen. Chris Corbould is not only a visual effects master, he’s a great guy and a fun interview.  Let us know your thoughts about our video interview of Chris Corbould, ideas for future episodes, and what you thought of this episode by dropping us a note at info@spymovienavigator.com.  The more we hear from you, the better the show will be!

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The Exhibit

As we mentioned, we met with Chris at the “007 Science: Inventing the World of James Bond” exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. This exhibit has vehicles, gadgets, screen-used props, and educational materials based on the James Bond movies. You can find out more about the exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry’s website.

Top James Bond Kills of the Decade: 1990s

Top James Bond Kills of the Decade: 1990s is our fourth video in our series that shows you James Bond’s best kills from each of his movies in the 1990s. We’ve previously released James Bond’s Top Kills for the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s Bond movies.

This episode covers the top Bond’s kills in the three James Bond movies released in the 1990s. Yep, there were the only three James Bond movies released in the 1990s, all starring Pierce Brosnan in the role of James Bond:

  • GoldenEye
  • Tomorrow Never Dies
  • The World is Not Enough

Did we miss any good James Bond Kills from these movies?  Did you enjoy “Top James Bond Kills of the Decade: 1990s?” Drop us a note at info@spymovienavigator.com if you have any detailed comments.  We’d love to hear from you.

And Top James Bond Kills of the Decade: will return with our look at James Bond’s kills in the 2000s.

If you want to see the kills from other decades:

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THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH Pre-Title Sequence Decoded!

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THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH Pre-Title Sequence Decoded!

Is this a great pretitle sequence? Why is Bond in a Swiss bank? When is Cigar more than a cigar? Join us as we answer these questions & more.

In this episode, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH Pre-Title Sequence Decoded!, we answer some intriguing questions from this 14 ½ minute sequence.

Is this a great pre-title sequence? What is Bond doing in a Swiss bank? When is Cigar more than a cigar? How was that bomb detonated? Was the Millennium Dome even open when they filmed this movie? How many pesetas did Bond collect for Sir Robert King? Can Bond survive the jump out the window?

Join us as we answer these questions and more.

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The World is Not Enough, editorial content, 007, James Bond, spy movie podcasts, EON Production movies, espionage, Pierce BrosnanThe World is Not Enough launched in 1999, Pierce Brosnan’ s third outing as Bond, and involves Bond assigned to protect an oil heiress (Electra – played by Sophie Marceau), from threats – because her father was killed and was a friend of M’s – but Bond uncovers a scheme that involves a nuclear plot.  Eon’s 19th Bond film.

The ultimate villain is a guy with a bullet in his brain and so he feels no pain.   Electra is not what she seems, and Bond figures it all out with a great ending scene on a submarine.   Bond is pretty brutal in this one.

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