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  1. 1. Introduction Skyfall is the twenty-third James Bond film by Eon productions. It was distributed by MGM and Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2012. It features Daniel Craig’s third performance as James Bond, and Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva, the film's antagonist. The film was directed by Sam Mendes and written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan.
  2. 2. Eon Productions
  3. 3. About Eon Productions…  Eon Productions is a film production company known for producing the James Bond film series. The company is based in London's Piccadilly and also operates from Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom. It is a subsidiary of Danjaq LLC, the holdinG company responsible for the copyright and trademarks to the Bond characters and elements on screen.
  4. 4. History  Eon, a closely held (private and family) corporation, was started by film producers Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli and Harry Saltzman in 1961, at the same time they partnered and sought financing for Dr. No the year before they formed Danjaq, which for legal reasons became Eon's holding company from which it licenses the copyright protections allowing Eon to produce the Bond films. Cubby Broccoli had been interested in the Bond novels rights for several years but was dissuaded from making them project by his former partner. When they dissolved their relationship he was free to pursue the property, for which Saltzman, a novice to film production had taken a gamble to acquire. The two were introduced by a New York writer who was acquainted with both, and formed a partnership within a week of meeting. The enterprise was and is still very much a family business, including both wives and the principal partners, as well as several of their progeny, the latter group now carrying on their parents' work. Cubby almost immediately included Dana Broccoli's college aged son Michael G. Wilson in even the early films doing various production jobs and his engineering education was put to good use occasionally in some of the series' special effects.
  5. 5.   In 1975, after nine Bond films, Harry Saltzman sold his shares of Danjaq to United Artists (the then-current Bond series distributor). Although Albert R. Broccoli died in 1996, Eon Productions is still owned by the Broccoli family, specifically Albert R. Broccoli's daughter, Barbara Broccoli and his stepson and her half-brother by actress Dana Wilson Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, who are the current producers of the James Bond films. Albert R. Broccoli's name has appeared in the opening "presents" credit of every Eon-produced James Bond film, and always as the very first name in the credits from The Spy Who Loved Me onwards. From Dr. No through The Man with the Golden Gun, the credit was "Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman present"; for some films Saltzman originally came first (and still does in the film itself and/or its original posters), but all present-day printed credits have been changed to list Broccoli first. After Saltzman left, the opening credit was simply "Albert R. Broccoli presents" through to GoldenEye (the last film made before Broccoli's death), even after Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson replaced him as producers. On all films since Broccoli's death, the opening credit is "Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions presents", with "Limited" usually added after "Productions" in the film proper.
  6. 6. Other Details The copyrights and trademarks for the film properties (beginning with Dr. No) are held by Danjaq andUnited Artists Corporation; the latter was bought by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1981, but as an MGM subsidiary its name still appears in Bond copyright and trademark disclaimers to this day. Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008) and Skyfall(2012) were codistributed with Columbia Pictures (which appeared along with Danjaq and United Artists in their copyright disclaimers); this arrangement will continue for the 24th Bond film.  The video rights for all of Eon's Bond films are owned by MGM Home Entertainment, and are presently controlled by MGM's distributor 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Sony Pictures Home Entertainmentinitially assumed the video rights to Casino Royale, but the 2012 home video editions of this film were issued by MGM and 20th Century Fox. 
  7. 7. Other Productions Since their first film, Dr. No in 1962, Eon has only made one nonBond film: Call Me Bwana (1963), starring Bob Hope. (Though Saltzman and Broccoli produced other films separately: Broccoli produced the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, based on a book by Ian Fleming; Saltzman produced several non-Bond films during this time including The Ipcress File and Battle of Britan.)  Another non-Bond project from either 1963 or 1964 - The Marriage Game written by Terry Southernand to have been directed by Peter Yates - did not go into production.  In 2008 Eon signed a deal with Columbia Pictures to develop fifteen thrillers and family films outside the Bond franchise, with budgets of up to $80 million (£40 million). The company hopes the move will allow more British writers to establish themselves in the United States 
  8. 8. Extra Details              The Bond films produced by Eon Productions are: Dr. No (1962) From Russia with LovE (1963) Goldfinger (1964) Thunderball (1965) You Only Live Twice (1967) On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) Diamonds Are Forever (1971) Live and Let Die (1973) The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) Moonraker (1979) For Your Eyes Only (1981)
  9. 9.                Octopussy(1983) A View to a Kill (1985) The Living Daylights (1987) Licence to Kill (1989) GoldenEye (1995) Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) The World Is Not Enough (1999) Die Another Day (2002) Casino Royale (2006) Quantum of Solace (2008) Skyfall (2012) Bond 24 (2014)[4] Bond 25 (TBA)[5] Other production companies were responsible for the Bond films Casino Royale (1967) and Never Say Never Again (1983).
  10. 10. Skyfall premiered in London at the Royal albert Hall on 23 October 2012 and was released in the United Kingdom on 26 October 2012 and the United States on 9 November 2012. It was the first James Bond film to be screened in IMAX venues, although it was not filmed with IMAX camers. The film's release coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Bond series, which began with Dr. No in 1962. Skyfall was positively received by critics and at the box office, becoming the 14th film, as well as the first Bond film, to cross the $1 billion mark worldwide. As of at least early 2013 it is the seventh-highest-grossing film of all time, the highest-grossing film in the UK, the highestgrossing film in the Bond series, the highest-grossing film worldwide for both Sony Pictures and MGM, and the secondhighest-grossing film of 2012. The film won several accolades, including the BAFTA Awards for Outstanding British Film and Best Film Music; the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture; and was nominated for five Academy Awards, of which it won two: Per Hallberg and Karen Baker won the award for Best Sound Editing, and Adele's theme song won Best Original Song.
  11. 11. Story Idea  007 (Daniel Craig) becomes M's only ally as MI6 comes under attack, and a mysterious new villain emerges with a diabolical plan. James Bond's latest mission has gone horribly awry, resulting in the exposure of several undercover agents, and an all-out attack on M16. Meanwhile, as M (Judi Dench) plans to relocate the agency, emerging Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee Mallory (Ralph Fiennes) raises concerns about her competence while attempting to usurp her position, and Q (Ben Whishaw) becomes a crucial ally. Now the only person who can restore M's reputation is 007. Operating in the dark with only field agent Eve (Naomie Harris) to guide him, the world's top secret agent works to root out an enigmatic criminal mastermind named Silva (Javier Bardem) as a major storm brews on the horizon. Albert Finney also stars in the 23rd instalment of the long-running spy series.
  12. 12. Director Director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition) may seem an odd choice for a Bond film, but while his style may be deemed ‘artsy’ by casual moviegoers, he’s taking inspiration from one director known for blending blockbuster action with poignant filmmaking.
  13. 13. Producers Broccoli is the daughter of the James Bond producer Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli and actress Dana Wilson Broccoli (née Natol). As of 2012, she co-produces Bond films with her half-brother Michael G. Wilson. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by the Queen of the United Kingdom in the 2008 New Year Honours. Wilson was born in New York City, New York, the son of Dana (née Natol) and actor Lewis Wilson.[1] His father was the first actor to play the DC Comics character Batman in live action, which he did in the 1943 film serial Batman. He is the stepson of the late James Bond producer Albert R. Broccoli and half brother to Bond coproducer, Barbara Broccoli. Wilson graduated from Harvey Mudd College in 1963 as an electrical engineer. He later studied law at Stanford. After graduating, Wilson worked for the United States government and later a firm located in Washington D.C. that specialized in international law. He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours, alongside Barbara Broccoli.
  14. 14. ScreenWriters Neal Purvis (born 9 September 1961) and Robert Wade (born 1962) are British screenwriters, who have cowritten the five James Bond films from The World Is Not Enough to Skyfall,as well as other works. The two have been called "one of Britain's most successful screenwriting partnerships".
  15. 15. Cast
  16. 16. • • • • • • • • • • * Daniel Craig as James Bond, agent 007. * Judi Dench as M, the head of MI6 and Bond's superior. * Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva (born Tiago * *Rodriguez), the film's main antagonist. * Ralph Fiennes as Gareth Mallory, Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. *Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny , an M16 agent. *Bérénice Marlohe as Séverine, Raoul Silva's mistress. *Albert Finney as Kincade, the gamekeeper of the Skyfall estate. *Ben Whishaw as Q, the MI6 quartermaster. *Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner, the MI6 Chief of Staff. *Ola Rapace as Patrice, a mercenary.
  17. 17. Development  Production of Skyfall was suspended throughout 2010 because of MGM's financial troubles. They resumed pre-production following MGM's exit from bankruptcy on 21 December 2010 and, in January 2011, the film was officially given a release date of 9 November 2012 by MGM and the Broccoli family, with production scheduled to start in late 2011. Subsequently MGM and Sony Pictures announced that the UK release date would be brought forward to 26 October 2012, two weeks ahead of the US release date, which remained scheduled for 9 November 2012. The film's budget is estimated to be between US$150 million and $200 million, compared to the $200 million spent on Quantum of Solace. Skyfall was part of year-long celebrations of the 50th anniversary ofDr. No and the Bond film series. According to producer Michael G. Wilson, a documentary crew was scheduled to follow production of the film to celebrate the anniversary.
  18. 18. Pre Production  In August 2011 the Serbian newspaper Blic stated that Bond 23 would be entitled Carte Blanche and would be an adaptation of the recent continuation novel by Jeffery Deaver. On 30 August Eon Productions officially denied any link between Bond 23 and Carte Blanche, stating that "the new film is not going to be called Carte Blanche and will have nothing to do with the Jeffery Deaver book".[11] On 3 October 2011 fifteen domain names including '' and '' were reported to have been registered on behalf of MGM and Sony Pictures by Internet brand-protection service MarkMonitor. This led to supposition in the media that the film had been given the name "Skyfall". These reports were not confirmed at the time by Eon Productions, Sony or MGM. Skyfallwas later confirmed as the title at a press conference on 3 November 2011, during which co-producerBarbara Broccoli said that the title "has some emotional context which will be revealed in the film".The title refers to the name of Bond's childhood home "Skyfall", and the setting for the film's finale.[
  19. 19. How the IMAX version of Skyfall was created? I had a chance to talk with IMAX's Senior VP of Film Production, Hugh Murray, about the IMAX version of the upcoming film Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond movie in a series that spans fifty years of cinema. The discussion was quite interesting... 1. How difficult were the logistics with [cinematographer] Roger Deakins having to shoot with, presumably, two camera rigs, the usual HD cameras and simultaneously with the IMAX cameras? Skyfall was not shot with IMAX cameras or with HD cameras. Roger Deakins used the Arri Alexa digital cinema camera in RAW image mode to provide the highest possible resolution and dynamic range (the number of exposure stops the camera can reproduce). Just over a year ago we began testing the footage in IMAX theatres in London so that Roger could see how it was going to translate to the most demanding format available.
  20. 20.  The Alexa shoots a taller image than the Cinemascope format that most features, including Skyfall, are released in and so we suggested that Director Sam Mendes might want to take advantage of that to offer a taller, more immersive, format for the IMAX release. Chris Nolan, Brad Bird, Ridley Scott and Marc Webb have all done variations of this in the IMAX versions of their most recent films. The IMAX presentation of SKYFALL will be specially formatted to feature a larger aspect ratio than the conventional release for the entirety of the film. This aspect ratio, which is optimized to take advantage of the IMAX screen, will allow audiences to see up to 26% more of the image and result in a full panorama of the action - further immersing them into the vast scale and scope of the film. Deakins is a very exacting Cinematographer, and requested camera tests to be screened in IMAX over a year ago, as described above, so that he would be armed with this knowledge while shooting and then working with the digital frames.
  21. 21.  3. As a filmgoer, I'm confused by the moniker "IMAX" associated with a film because of the different size screens. I think of IMAX as a massive curved screen and a specialized theater configuration, but now there are "IMAX lite" theaters that have a higher-def but flat screen. What defines the IMAX experience? Are you aware that film ticketing services like Fandango don't differentiate from "IMAX equipped theater" and a proper IMAX screen experience? There isn't one thing that makes IMAX the most immersive movie experience in the world; it's a combination of many proprietary technologies and architecture - almost all of them inventions that are unique to IMAX. This is called the IMAX Experience® and is the culmination of the following elements: IMAX manufactures the highest resolution cameras in the world and provides them to the most ambitious and accomplished filmmakers such as Christopher Nolan, Brad Bird and J.J. Abrams IMAX's revolutionary projection technology, which delivers crystal-clear images IMAX's powerful audio system, which delivers laser-aligned sound IMAX's customized theatre geometry, which maximizes the audiences field of view When integrated together, our comprehensive suite of proprietary IMAX technologies and architecture delivers the optimal sensory experience in both 2D and 3D.
  22. 22. Locations Sam Mendes and Barbara Broccoli travelled to South Africa for location scouting in April 2011. With the film moving into pre-production in August, reports emerged that shooting would take place in India, with scenes to be shot in the Sarojini Nagar district of New Delhi and on railway lines between Goa and Ahemdabad. The production crew faced complications in securing permission to close sections of the Konkan Railway. Similar problems in obtaining filming permits were encountered by production crews for The Dark Knight Rises and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Permission was eventually granted to the Bond poduction crew; however, the production ultimately did not shoot in India.
  23. 23.  When Skyfall, the 23rd entry in the James Bond series, finally hits UK screens on Friday, the British public will be divided into two factions: those planning to see it, and those assuming it had been out months ago. Even by the unsubtle standards of studio tentpoles, the marketing push for Skyfall has been a long-haul assault, stretching far beyond the standard (if especially ubiquitous) bus-side billboards, and trailers that have been on rotation since the spring. Marketing
  24. 24.    Though not a man averse to material pleasures, Bond himself might balk at the amount of promotional tie-ins being attached to his name this time around. The new film raises the bar for onscreen product placement, from 007's Tom Ford-tailored suits to Q's Sony Vaiohardware, as well as offscreen alliances ranging from Coke Zero to perfume retailers. (Yes, if you've always wanted to smell like Bond – presumably not after an intense chase sequence – the option is yours.) His new tipple of choice, Heineken, has proved an ongoing sticking poit with fans, particularly after a big-budget ad that actually roped Daniel Craig into the action. However, with the Dutch beer having stumped up over £28m for the privilege of seeing Bond sip from a green bottle in an early scene – coolly covering almost a third of the film's estimated £93.7m ($150m) production budget in the process – the producers are willing to endure that indignity. Craig himself has been a diplomatic spokesman on the issue, acknowledging that their reliance on brand associations is "unfortunate before countering: "This movie costs a lot of money to make [and] nearly as much again to promote, so we go where we can." That quote is about as close as we're going to get to learning the film's actual marketing budget, given Sony Pictures International's customary reluctance to divulge such details. It would be a grey area in any case, since it's more difficult than usual to tell where this film's marketing begins and ends – particularly in this year of the Bond films' golden anniversary, when any number of external forces are collaborating to sanctify the franchise as a great British institution. 007 practically received a knighthood in his amiably goofy skit with the Queen in July's Olympic opening ceremony – a stunt that may not have had Skyfall's enigmatic name anywhere on it, but pointedly raised awareness of the agent's return to a global audience of a billion.
  25. 25. Distribution Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (CPII) is an American film production and distribution studio. Columbia Pictures now forms part of the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, a subsidiary of the Japanese conglomerate Sony. It is one of the leading film studios in the world, a member of the so-called Big Seven. It was one of the socalled Little Three among the eight major film studios of Hollywood's Golden Age.[1] known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures or MetroGoldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.), is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of films and television programs. Once the largest and most glamorous of film studios, MGM was founded in 1924 when the entertainment entrepreneur Marcus Loew gained control of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures Corporation and Louis B. Mayer Pictures.[5][6] Its headquarters is in Beverly Hills, California. On November 3, 2010, MGM filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.[7][8][9] MGM emerged from bankruptcy on December 20, 2010, at which time the executives of Spyglass Entertainment, Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, became co-Chairmen and co-CEOs of the holding company of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
  26. 26. Crew Peter Morgan was originally commissioned to write a script, but left the project when MGM filed for bankruptcy and production of the film stalled; despite his departure, Morgan later stated that the final script was based on his original idea, retaining what he described as the film's "big hook”. Director Mendes adamantly denied this, stating that it was "just not true" and that Morgan's script treatment had been discarded once Mendes agreed to direct. The final script was written by Bond screenwriting regulars Neal Purvis and Robert Wade and John Logan. Logan recounted being brought into the project by his long-time friend Sam Mendes, describing the process between Mendes and the writers as "very collaborative", and that writing Skyfall was one of the best experiences he had had in scripting a film.  Roger Deakins signed on as cinematographer, having previously worked with Mendes on Jarhead andRevolutionary Road. Dennis Gassner returned as production designer, the costume designer was Jany Temime, Alexander Witt was director of the second unit, the stunt coordinator was Gary Powell and Chris Corbould supervised the special effects, while the visual effects supervisor was Steve Begg. All have worked on previous Bond films. Daniel Kleinman returned to design the film's title sequence after stepping aside to allow graphic design studio MK12 to create the Quantum of Solacesequence  
  27. 27. Box Office  Skyfall has earned $1.1 billion worldwide, and is the highestgrossing film worldwide for Sony Pictures, the secondhighest-grossing film of 2012, and theseventh-highestgrossing film of all time. On its opening weekend, it earned $80.6 million from 25 markets. In the UK the film grossed £20.1 million on its opening weekend, making it the secondhighest Friday-to-Sunday debut ever behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. The film set a record for the highest seven-day gross with £37.2 million, surpassing previous record holder Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (£35.7 million).By 9 November 2012 the film had earned over £57 million to surpass The Dark Knight Rises as the highest-grossing film of 2012, and the highest-grossing James Bond film of all time in the UK. After 40 days of release the total UK gross stood at £94.28 million, making Skyfall the highest-grossing film in the UK, surpassing the £94.03 million of Avatar.By 30 December 2012, it became the first film to gross more than £100 million ($161.6 million) in the UK.
  28. 28. Music  Skyfall: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack album to the 23rd James Bond film of the same name. Released by Sony Classical on October 29, 2012 in the United Kingdom and on 6 November 2012 in the United States, the music was composed by Thomas Newman. This is Newman's first Bond soundtrack, making him the ninth composer to score a Bond film. The score won the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music. In 2013, it became one of two Bond scores to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score. The other to be nominated was the score from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).
  29. 29. Release  The premiere of Skyfall was on 23 October 2012 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The event was attended by Charles, Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. The film was released in the UK three days later on 26 October and into US cinemas on 8 November. Skyfall was the first Bond film to be screened in IMAX venues and was released into IMAX cinemas in North America a day earlier than the conventional cinema release.