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For Casino Royale, yes and no: At the time of filming, Aston Martin were still in the final phases of designing the DBS. The scene involving the car crash was devised using an Aston Martin DB9 that was especially modified to look like Bond's Aston Martin DBS V12 and reinforced to withstand the impact. Instead of wrecking an incredibly rare $300,000 ...


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I remember talking at some stage to a makeup artist from a film set - they had spring-loaded syringes where the actual needle would retract into the body of the syringe - this way they get a realistic pucker effect where the needle presses against the skin


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It's very broad to say yes or no. But no, they dont. They use shells, stripped down frames, with standard engines, but with the appropriate paneling to make it look like the real thing. The inside shots are done either with rentals or cgi, but the crashes are the dummies as you put it. All for budget reasons. A replica is only a fraction of the real thing. ...


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Here's a good link regarding the filming for Need for Speed. In Need for Speed at least, they used real cars. Besides Need for Speed, they'll frequently use replicas of the shells of cars to crash. They have a special feature in The Bourne Supremacy that talks about this. In Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, the main characters Mustang had 5 or 6 replicas with ...


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Industrial Light and Magic were responsible for creating the CGI bear. Yeah, it's CGI and not in-fact a real bear. They used reference footage from actual bears, even including a bear attack filmed at a zoo where a drunken man stumbled into the sanctuary. They used a stunt man to literally throw Leo around and tear at him. This meant that painting out the ...


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They likely had Sofia Boutella wear special socks/coverings and added the assasin prosthetics later. Effects like this have been achievable for quite some time now, as shown by the special effects shots of Gary Sinise as Lt. Dan in the film Forest Gump. Sinise wore blue socks during filming, and his legs bellow the knee were digitally removed in post ...


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While I do not have any official sources, I do not see them getting any actual syringes for a movie. It is fake as with most whether they do it with CGI (which seems a bit over the top when you have) trick syringes, or I've seen before where they just imply the shot with a cut-away.


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Such a "contraption" was indeed used for Skyfall: Tight streets and alleyways meant the film crew couldn't tow a trailer carrying a vehicle while the actors were filmed inside. Thus, the team used what is called a pod system. Picture a stunt vehicle, in this case a Land Rover Defender, with a one-man roll cage welded to the roof. Inside ...


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It's probably made from sugar glass, which is a very brittle glass like material made from sugar. It's easier to break safely than real glass. It is also commonly used to make windows that people crash through during movie fights and the like.


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I am late to this discussion, but the Weapons Specialist Ltd company makes retractable syringes and all sorts of other cool props. The website include a video of the syringe in action.


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There are a hand full of ways that flood and water scenes can be done in movies. The first instance, and one that's been used more commonly the last few years, is cgi. They film the actors in front of a green screen and replace everything with computer graphics. Another example is building a set specific to the scene/s where flooding occurs. The ...


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There's a Post online exists similar to your question. How Tom Cruise Did That Insane Plane Stunt For Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation How did this stunt actually get done? The star and director Christopher McQuarrie have revealed all in a recent interview. The filmmaker explained, "While searching for different locations, the ...


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I did some more digging, and unbelievably, it appears everything was actually real, except where they let the bus down on the rooftop (and the crash into the building was faked of course too, as per the photo in the question). I found these Production Notes for Swordfish on this site, which included the following: Jeff Mann, who collaborated with ...


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Others have answered about the specifics of cars being wrecked. But in general, when you are talking about big budget films where the potential box office returns will be in the millions and billions, $200,000 is chump change. It has nothing to do with publicity or some elaborate scheme; it’s simply how the world of film/TV works. For example, the budget to ...


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The Impossible's' tsunami scene is one of the well praised example and here are the insiders on it :- "We started off with a test with like six submergible pumps to try to get the current," said Costa. "We ended up with 33 submergible pumps, and each pump weighed like 1,322 pounds." Each pumped about 80 gallons per second. Four large generators ...


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Indeed it was Lindell Blake who was Eddie Murphy's stunt double. Lindell's brother was my gymnastics coach and Lindell would join us every so often. I happened to see his name in the closing credits of Coming to America years ago and I asked him about it. He confirmed that he was the stunt double, and that the final aerial skill of the pass he did (the laid ...


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I believe you are talking about stuntman/actor decision since every dangerous scene is mostly a stunt. For minor stunts(backflips,jumps...) it is determined by director if he wants it to be real or shoot with ropes,secondarily it is up to actor if he can do the desired trick,sometimes actors even go through training courses just to do a good scene of a ...


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The description of sample stunt performer contracts on this web page describes two versions: one in which the performer is required to purchase all necessary insurance, and one in which the producer pays for the insurance. So the answer seems to be that there is no fixed way of handling this; it may go one way or the other. Another web page mentions the ...


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There is nothing in the Safety Digest that specifically regulates drug or alcohol use. However, I'm sure if injury arises from drug or alcohol use, the insurance company is going to argue against payments. Also, the Stunt Coordinator can pull the plug on any stuntman at any time, so if you show up to work intoxicated it's going to get you pulled from the ...


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Here's a YouTube video which shows behind the scene footage. It doesn't go so far as to show the entering of the building through the window. However, it does show at the start of the clip that Tom exits the building through a removed window. I think it's pretty safe to assume it was set up that way for that final part of the scene.


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I've been looking for a reference to this particular film but have been unable to find one. However after watching the scene it looks plausible that a trip wire was used to bring down the horse. Trip wires were used quite a bit back in the 1940s and before. As this film was released in 1967 I was unsure if this technique was still used but after a little ...


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According to this excerpt a gymnast by the name of Lindell Blake was the stunt double for Eddie Murphy in that movie. He is also listed in imdb's list of stunt persons. (heh, tadaaa! Man that search took a bit.)


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Probably real. The effort of carrying a person is probably smaller than that of dressing up a dummy to look real.



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