Entertainment reporter Amanda Hussain
watches the shooting of a complex action sequence on the
set of Die Another Day and talks to unit director
Another Day is James Bond's 20th outing.
This time around, the director is Lee Tamahori.
Lee started in the film industry of his native New Zealand.
He attracted worldwide attention with his directorial debut
Once Were Warriors and has since made a string of American
movies including Mulholland Falls with Michael Madsen
who will be working with Lee again in this film.
With the use of
CGI now so prevalent in modern film making, our exclusive pictures
reveal that most of the stunts in the latest Bond movie are done
the old-fashioned way...for real.
technical reasons, the opening sequence for this particular stunt
involving a hovercraft was filmed three months earlier, using the
same Oxfordshire location
played once again by Pierce Brosnan, makes his getaway as the crew
focus on the inevitable explosions in his wake
camera set-up and preparations begin for the last moment of the
chase sequence, which sees Bond and the baddy crash through these
she comes - and there she blows! The end of the chase is in the
can. Unit director Vic Armstrong adds a cautionary note: "Actors
are only allowed to do what we consider safe..."