Sunday, February 1, 2015

ON LOCATION - "SPECTRE" "Chase Sequence" and Day of the Dead festival in Mexico City, Mexico

"SPECTRE" "Chase Sequence" and Day of the Dead festival in Mexico City, Mexico

According to, a chase sequence of "SPECTRE" (2015) will be filmed in Mexico City, Mexico and the sequence will be connected to the Day of the Dead festival.

Mexico’s Day of the Dead festival is one of the most important cultural events in the Mexican calendar. The day might sound a little morbid but it’s actually a very beautiful and complicated event. It is all about honoring the dead with food, flowers, candles, parades, decorative masks, sugar skulls and dancing skeletons. It’s also a time for reflection for those for those who have recently lost a loved one, or a time of demonstration for groups with a political agenda raising awareness about tragic events.
See more about Day of the Dead here and about the festival here.

Other events seen in Bond movies earlier:

Junkanoo parade in "Thunderball" (1965):
A Junkanoo parade is featured in sequences of the James Bond film Thunderball that occur in Nassau, Bahamas. The celebration was staged specifically for the movie since it was filmed at the wrong time of year, but local residents were enthusiastic, creating elaborate floats and costumes and involving hundreds of people. (Wikipedia)

The Carnival of Rio in "Moonraker" (1979)
The production team decided on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, relatively early on, a city that producer Cubby Broccoli had visited on vacation, and a team was sent to that city in early 1978 to capture initial footage from the Carnaval festival, which featured in the film. (Wikipedia)

The Palio horse race (Palio di Siena) in "Quantum of Solace" (2008)
Second unit filming began in Italy at the Palio di Siena horse race on 16 August 2007, although at that point director Marc Forster was unsure how it would fit into the film. (Wikipedia)

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