Skyfall

Skyfall (2012)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Spy Film, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller, Spy Film  |   Release Date - Oct 24, 2012  |   Run Time - 143 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG-13
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Skyfall is the 23rd James Bond film produced by Eon Productions and released in 2012. It features Daniel Craig in his third performance as James Bond, and Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva, the film's villain. It was directed by Sam Mendes and written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan, and features an Academy Award-winning theme, sung by Adele. It was distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Columbia Pictures.

The story centres on Bond investigating an attack on MI6; the attack is part of a plot by former MI6 agent Raoul Silva to humiliate, discredit and kill M as revenge against her for betraying him. The film sees the return of two recurring characters to the series after an absence of two films: Q, played by Ben Whishaw, and Moneypenny, played by Naomie Harris. Skyfall is the last film of the series for Judi Dench, who played M, a role that she had played in the previous six films. The position is subsequently filled by Ralph Fiennes' character, Gareth Mallory, though Dench would make a brief appearance in the next Bond film, Spectre.

Mendes was approached to direct the film after the release of Quantum of Solace in 2008. Development was suspended when MGM encountered financial troubles and did not resume until December 2010; during this time, Mendes remained attached to the project as a consultant. The original screenwriter, Peter Morgan, left the project during the suspension. When production resumed, Logan, Purvis, and Wade continued writing what became the final version of the script. Filming began in November 2011 and primarily took place in the United Kingdom, with smaller portions shot in China and Turkey.

Skyfall premiered in London at the Royal Albert Hall on 23 October 2012 and was released in the United Kingdom on 26 October 2012 and the United States on 9 November 2012. It was the first James Bond film to be screened in IMAX venues, although it was not filmed with IMAX cameras. The film's release coincided with the 50th anniversary of the series, which began with Dr. No in 1962. Skyfall was positively received by critics, being praised for its performances—particularly those of Craig, Bardem and Dench—writing and script, cinematography, Mendes' direction, Thomas Newman's score, and the action scenes. It was the 14th film to gross over $1 billion worldwide, and the first Bond film to do so. It became the seventh-highest-grossing film at the time, the highest-grossing film in the UK, the highest-grossing film in the series, the highest-grossing film worldwide for both Sony Pictures and MGM, and the second-highest-grossing film of 2012. The film won several accolades, including two BAFTA Awards, two Academy Awards and two Grammys.

Movie Info

Budget

$200,000,000

Box Office

$1,142,471,295

Themes

Tags

, Art Gallery, Booby Trap, British Secret Service, Collection: James Bond, Espionage, Impersonating A Police Officer, Istanbul Turkey, James Bond, Komodo Dragon, Roger Deakins, Secret Agent, Sociopath, Spy, Uzi

Attributes

Based On: James Bond
Filming Location: Glencoe, Hashima Island, Istanbul, Japan, London, National Gallery, Pinewood Studios, Shanghai, Turkey
Narrative Location: Istanbul, London, Macau, Scotland, Shanghai
Subject: computing, revenge, terrorism

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Alternate Titles

007 - Operação Skyfall
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007 - Skyfall
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007 3:智破天凶城
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007 Skyfall
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007 координати: Скайфол
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007 Операция: Скайфол
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007 スカイフォール
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007 스카이폴
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007: Coordonata Skyfall
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007: Operación Skyfall
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007: Skyfall
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007: Координати Скайфолл
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007: Координаты «Скайфолл»
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007/スカイフォール
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007:大破天幕杀机
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007:空降危機
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Agente 007 - Skyfall
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Bond 23
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James Bond 007 - Skyfall
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James Bond 007: 24 - Skyfall
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James Bond: Sağanak
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James Bond: Skyfall
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Nebopad
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Operācija 'Skyfall'
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Operacija Skyfall
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Silver Bullet
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Skaifoli
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Skayfoll
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Skyfall
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Tử Địa Skyfall
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Điệp Viên 007: Tử Địa Skyfall
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Координати Скайфолл
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Координаты «Скайфолл»
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Скајфол
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स्कायफॉल
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พลิกรหัสพิฆาตพยัคฆ์ร้าย 007
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スカイフォール:2012
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新鐵金剛之智破天凶城
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