Chris Rogers writer on architecture and visual culture

Skyfall - shanghai 2
Skyfall - shanghai 1
Skyfall side - shanghai at broadgate 0
Skyfall side - shanghai at broadgate 1
Skyfall side - shanghai at broadgate 2
Skyfall side - shanghai at broadgate 4
Skyfall side - pool 0

The atmospheric top still illustrates the aim of the Shanghai sequence. The remainder depict the real city; filming at the entrance to the Broadgate Tower in London; three stages in the creation of fake skyscrapers at Pinewood; and the pool at the Four Seasons Hotel in London (Sony/Columbia/ MGM/Danjaq; Four Seasons)

Skyfall side - tube set

Screenshot showing the mock-up tube station and train built at Pinewood for the London chase. The curved tunnel walls and colour detail replicate Charing Cross station which was used for filming in place of Temple station, the scripted location, even though the two are very different architecturally (Entertainment Today)

Skyfall side - Nagasaki_Hashima_01

Hashima island, Japan. Note the concrete housing blocks built for mine workers. Landing on the island was prohibited for years after its abandonment, but is now permitted (unlogged site)

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