Free Falling…

…Without too many spoilers, the famous scene in Quantum of Solace, besides being lifted from early GoldenEye storyboards, is actually highly realistic, as opposed to the CGI-misbegotten stuff of Die Another Day.

A recent American Cinematagrapher issue reveals how a wind tunnel, capable of replicating human terminal velocity and 150 m.p.h. winds was employed, as was extensive physics research. The scene closely resembles what actual humans would do in Bond and Camille’s desperate situation.

Authentic action, expansive, Ken Adam-ish sets and an eye for cinematography help keep QOS from being muddled by Forster’s jagged action close-ups. Over time, Quantum should prove to be a top Bond film. I think it has left that mark already.

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