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Bond Goes For A Swim In New 'Skyfall' Video Blog

1 October 2012 11:30 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

By Ryan Gowland

In case anyone has missed the many TV spots, trailers or the recent featurette about the opening action sequence for "Skyfall," the 23rd James Bond film looks to be filled with action, which is not limited to being above water.

James Bond is no stranger to fighting under water (see Bond-a-Thond #4 - "Thunderball"), but this time it doesn't look like Bond will have the benefit of a mask or air tank or even a wetsuit. The latest video blog from the "Skyfall" set released by explores a tense sequence where Daniel Craig is thrown into icy water and has to fight someone underwater. Where the scene takes place is unknown, though it appears that Bond may be thrown off a boat in what may be the North Atlantic. Underwater, Craig makes it look easy, but the key, according to Underwater Director of Photography Mike Valentine, is to make it look real. »

- MTV Movies Team

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'Skyfall': James Bond Goes for a Dangerous Swim in New Video Blog (Video)

1 October 2012 5:42 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

"When shooting underwater, make it look exciting, dangerous and real, and the audience, hopefully, will buy it." That insight from Mike Valentine, the Underwater Director of Photography on Skyfall, sounds like a good rule of thumb for shooting on dry land, too. In the latest transmission from (long-wrapped) production of the upcoming James Bond flick, viewers are invited to venture into the depths of the massive stunt pool that became Daniel Craig's marine home away from home. Outfitting with floating chunks of ice for what is presumably a scene in the North Atlantic, the 1.2 million gallon

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