• Short Summary

    THE BIGGEST AND MOST COMPLEX FILM INTERIOR EVER BUILT IN EUROPE IS NOW BEING USED AT PINEWOOD STUDIOS IN THE SHOOTING OF THE LATEST JAMES BOND FILM - "YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE".

  • Description

    THE BIGGEST AND MOST COMPLEX FILM INTERIOR EVER BUILT IN EUROPE IS NOW BEING USED AT PINEWOOD STUDIOS IN THE SHOOTING OF THE LATEST JAMES BOND FILM - "YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE". THE SET A GIANT VOLCANO TOWERING ABOVE THE BACKLOT AND SPACIOUS ENOUGH TO ALLOW A HELICOPTER TO FLY AROUND - LINKS THE FILM WITH SEQUENCES OF MOUNT SHINTOE, JAPAN'S LARGEST INACTIVE VOLCANO.

    IT COST GBP350,000 TO BUILT THE VOLCANO SET - AS MUCH AS THE TOTAL BUDGET FOR THE FIRST BOND FILM "DR NO" - AND THE IMAGINATIVE CONSTRUCTION DWARFS TWO NEW SOUND STAGES AT THE STUDIOS.

    IN THE PLOT THE VOLCANO APPEARS FROM THE OUTSIDE TO BE AN INACTIVE VOLCANO ON THE RUGGED COAST OF SOUTHERN JAPAN. IN FACT, THE INTERIOR HAS BEEN CONVERTED INTO A FULLY-EQUIPPED ORIENTAL BASE FOR THE MENACING SPACE-AGE ACTIVITIES OF A CRIMINAL ORGANISATION KNOW A "SPECTRE".

    WHEN THE SLIDING ROOF OF THE SET IS ROLLED BACK IT REVEALS A 66 FOOT (20 METRE) ROCKET, LAUNCHING PAD, HELICOPTER PLATFORM, MONORAIL, OFFICES, CONTROL ROOMS AND A MAZE OF TUNNELS.

    THE FILM, WHICH WILL BE RELEASED BY UNITED ARTISTS, STARS SEAN CONNERY AS SECRET AGENT 007 JAMES BOND - THE ROLE WHICH HAS MADE HIM AN INTERNATIONAL START. JAPANESE ARTISTS TETSURO TAMBA, AKIKO WAKABAYASHI AND MIE HAMA TEAM WITH GERMAN STAR KARIN DOR??? SUPPORT. THE DIRECTOR IS LEWIS GILBERT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADH936V1EC41WQVALJYWU09XRW
    Media URN:
    VLVADH936V1EC41WQVALJYWU09XRW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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