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'Skyfall' new video: Daniel Craig talks shooting in London

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A new behind-the-scenes featurette for Skyfall has been released.

The video sees director Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig and Judi Dench discuss the process of filming in London.

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The 23rd Bond film is set primarily in the British capital, and Mendes reveals that scenes were shot in iconic locations around the city including Whitehall, Vauxhall Bridge, Smithfield Market and the Embankment.

"We had to really shoot in London, we had to see parts of London we hadn't seen before," Craig explains.

"We use the iconography more than you would be able to do in most movies, because Bond opens a few doors; we got the chance to close down Whitehall, we've used the London Underground and closed down Tube stations."

"We tend to shoot in the more expected areas," Mendes muses, "but I hope in unexpected ways and from unexpected angles."



Craig goes on to explain that the priority for both himself and Mendes was rooting Bond in his home city.

"Sam and I wanted to make it British, and it's not some flag-waving thing... it's just about basing Bond in Britain, and it's very exciting just to get out onto the streets and show London for what it is. It's Bond's home."

Trailers released so far have included shots of the London skyline and an action sequence set on the Underground.

A previously-released featurette explored the film's other primary location, Shanghai.

Other videos have focused on the film's costumes, production design and use of Bond's Aston Martin.

One-time Bond actor George Lazenby recently criticised Craig's Bond for lacking "a heart".

Skyfall is released on October 26 in the UK and November 9 in the US.

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