You are watching: How was the movie
But some of the film's most incredible scenes are from the less frequently featured destinations. The movie brings Bond back to Jamaica, where author Ian Fleming first created the character, for only the second time. (Kingston made an appearance in Bond's first silver screen outing in Dr. No in 1962.) Plus, the crew traveled to Norway to film along one of the most iconic coastal roads in the world, and managed to turn a London studio lot into a Cuban hotspot.
For a full look at what it took to keep up with jet-setting Bond, we sat down with No Time to Die director Cary Fukunaga to learn how a road trip led to one of the movie's car chase scenes, why Bond keeps going back to Italy, and what filming locations you can actually visit yourself.
The film opens with Bond relaxing in some incredibly stunning areas of Italy. Why did you choose Matera—and Italy overall—as Bond’s ultimate vacation destination?
Italy is probably one of Bond's most revisited places throughout the franchise. Even within Daniel’s tenure as Bond, going to Venice and Lake Como were big parts of his first outing—and with his departure from the 00 program in Spectre and driving off in the
Tell us a little bit about bringing bond back to Jamaica. Why did that feel important for this final film in Craig’s Bond series?
That was something that
We found this little cove just outside Port Antonio—we did a couple of scouting trips down there. There was an image I had in my mind of what I wanted this place to look like. I'd spent some time around GoldenEye
Speaking of something out of nothing, how did you and your team create a replica of Cuba to film in?
We had scouted Kingston—and there are some parts of Kingston that have a similar architectural relationship with different parts of Cuba. I specifically wanted to
We couldn't shoot in Cuba, even though I really wanted to shoot there, because production requirements meant that we had to either stay in Jamaica or move back to the U.K. We actually ended up building it on Pinewood Studios lot
I’m guessing the winding highway, fjords, and forests of the movie’s car chase scenes weren’t built on a studio lot. What inspired those real-life filming locations?
I had done a road trip through Norway with a buddy of mine about two weeks before I even found out that this Bond job was a possibility—it was before Danny Boyle dropped out—and we ended up around Molde. I saw the Atlantic Ocean Road, which ended up featuring in the movie, and I saw these fjords where they do a lot of salmon farming and I was just taken away by the beauty. When we were trying to imagine where Mr. White might hide away in his multiple escape cabins, Norway seemed like an interesting and fun place because no one's gonna bother you up there. It's very common to have these little country cabins that you might escape to, where no one really bothers you. There's a lot of respect for privacy in Norway. So, to me, it made sense with the story point. I just used my inspiration of what I saw
The No Time to Die crew built a house on a frozen Norwegian lake and had to race against time to film before the lake"s ice melted. Christopher Raphael
What was the most exciting destination to film in? And what was the most challenging?
It's so hard to pick one because I really did enjoy all of them. There was something that felt like really 1950s, old-school Hollywood-style filmmaking in Jamaica, just because we were in this tropical locale and all of us living together in these homes. I was living in a house with Linus
Norway provided some really difficult challenges, just based on time because we wanted to shoot at this frozen lake and the lake we chose for logistical reasons was near Oslo. Because of its height in the world, we had a window in March to shoot it and after that it was going to melt. At the beginning of March, we got an alert that the month was going to be unseasonably warm, which meant that we didn't have as much time as we thought we had. We had to push up our shoot schedule because otherwise the house we had built on the ice was going to sink away into the ice completely. Also, it was supposed to be a cloudy, moody sequence and it was bright blue skies and sunshine almost the entire time. We were just waiting for wisps of clouds to come over to give us the flat light that we needed, so there were a lot of challenges on that one too.
But I think all in all, I just have so much love for Italy. To shoot in Italy was a dream, and to be able to shoot on the scale that we shot in Italy, it was pretty amazing. We shot in Matera, and Gravina in Puglia, and on that small sliver of coast that Basilicata has between Campania and Calabria, in Sapri. That was really beautiful.
Additional reporting by Megan Spurrell.
Our most popular newsletter for destination inspiration, travel tips, trip itineraries, and everything else you need to be an expert traveler in this beautiful world
See more: 3 Reasons Not To Install Nexus 6P Android 8.1 Nexus 6P To Android 8
Condé Nast Traveler does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Any information published by Condé Nast Traveler is not intended as a substitute for medical advice, and you should not take any action before consulting with a healthcare professional.
Do Not Sell My Personal Info