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'Skyfall' filmed in exotic locations

New James Bond movie, “Skyfall,” takes audiences to exotic locations around the world.
BY MGM AND COLUMBIA PICTURES Published: November 11, 2012

“It's my hometown,” said director Sam Mendes. “I focused on giving it a mythic scale — I tried to give it mood and atmosphere and a sense of a threat.”

“We wanted to see parts of London that we hadn't seen before, to use the city in ways that would be impossible in most movies — but Bond's name opens a few doors,” said actor Daniel Craig, who plays James Bond. “London has a real character and that excites me because I love this city and I think it is so rarely represented well on film. We were aiming to capture the madness, the mystery, the danger and the glamour of London.”

Nine different London locations were used around the city. The climax of the film takes place in Scotland. In the penultimate James Bond novel, “You Only Live Twice,” Fleming gave Bond a sense of family background, writing that Bond's father was from Glencoe, which has one of the most iconic landscapes in Scotland — the mountains contain some of the oldest sedimentary and volcanic strata in the world.