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Meet Jany Temime, the costume designer responsible for James Bond’s unbelievably suave suits.
When she wasn’t gushing about star Daniel Craig’s stellar bod (no arguments here), Temime told The Daily about split trousers, bloodied suits and sewing Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe into her dress.
How many repairs did you do during shooting?
We had 30 for Daniel and 30 for the stunt man. For every scene we have one that’s clean, one that’s dirty, one that’s dirty with blood, all the different stages. For the motorcycle scenes, the sleeves and trousers are longer and we’d reinforce the seat and the back. But the suits were so amazingly made that they hardly ever damaged. He was rolling in the dirt and they were still perfect, street-ready. The one scene where we had a lot of repairs was the scene where he jumps onto the lift. We had to repair the trousers a lot [laughs].
We caught up with the “Skyfall” stunt coordinator Gary Powell, who gave us the skinny on what we can expect in the latest James Bond saga.
Hackers, hackers everywhere: The film’s plot takes heavy inspiration from the ongoing fight against organizations like Anti-Sec and other cybercriminals. The film’s protagonist, played by Javier Bardem, brings to mind the likes of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange — blond, eccentric, and able to cause immense discomfort around the world with a laptop.
Train crossing: The film’s most impressive stunt is probably its first, as Bond, once again played by Daniel Craig, battles atop a speeding train in Turkey. Powell told The Daily that his team took three months setting up the scene — not to mention the four months of initial, on-paper planning required to get the scene off the ground.
Bond is human after all: With “Skyfall,” Powell explained, he and Mendes took great pains to suck as much “camp” out of Bond as possible. Here, Bond is an aging spy, and carries an injury around with him for the majority of the film. Rather than being a boring Superman, Craig’s portrayal of Bond is the series’ most relatable yet.
“James Bond” turns 23 with two new Bond girls in the upcoming “Skyfall,” due out next year.
Craig, making his third movie as 007, introduced French actress Berenice Marlohe and British beauty Naomie Harris, who becomes the first black Miss Moneypenny. Javier Bardem is the villain. Ralph Fiennes and Albert Finney will also join Dame Judi Dench, who will play “M” for the seventh time.
Director Sam Mendes, known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and such highbrow fare as “American Beauty,” said he’s been hooked on Bond since seeing “Live and Let Die” in 1973. Mendes promised “a lot of surprises.”