The exotic locations are perhaps the second most important character in any Bond movie, and hopes to shoot in interesting places have even determined some of the movie’s plots. But locations don’t always cooperate. In For Your Eyes Only, the big ski scene was shot in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, in the Alps — but in 1980–81, when filming took place, there was no snow in that region. The powder on the town’s streets was trucked in from elsewhere. (And sometimes it’s the actors who don’t cooperate: For Your Eyes Only also has an underwater scene, but actress Carole Bouquet didn’t think she was a strong enough swimmer to do that part; instead it was filmed on dry land, and the bubbles that make it look like water were added later.)
This year, history repeats itself: the owner of Duntrune Castle in Scotland, where a scene in Skyfall takes place, told the BBC that the producers provided their own snow.
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