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Grand Bazaar of Istanbul

Saga James Bond
Movie Skyfall (2012)
James Bond (Daniel Craig) chases Patrice (Ola Rapace) across the rooftops of Istanbul, including the Grand Bazaar.
Istanbul Grand Bazaar Turkey
Grand Bazaar of Istanbul Turkey. Photo credit: POLAT DÖVER from Pixabay

“- Where are they now?

– They appear to be on the rooftops of the Grand Bazaar.”

Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Tanner (Rory Kinnear)

In a great pre-credits sequence, James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Eve Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) are in pursuit of Patrice (Ola Rapace), a criminal in possession of a valuable list containing the identities of all NATO agents who have infiltrated terrorist organizations.

The car chase continues on a motorcycle, including the rooftops of the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.

James Bond and Patrice are on their motorbikes, weaving in and out of passing quidams in the narrow corridors, while Moneypenny follows them in her car from afar, guided by Tanner’s radio.

To film this incredible chase, the production team replaced the building’s tiles with rubber tiles to avoid breakage and to make the stuntmen’s work safer.

400

Nearly 400 technicians worked on the shooting of this one scene.

Scene in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul in Skyfall
Scene in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul in Skyfall. Photo credit: EON Productions, MGM, Columbia Pictures, Danjaq
Scene in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul in Skyfall
Scene in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul in Skyfall. Photo credit: EON Productions, MGM, Columbia Pictures, Danjaq
Scene in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul in Skyfall
Scene in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul in Skyfall. Photo credit: EON Productions, MGM, Columbia Pictures, Danjaq
Scene in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul in Skyfall
Scene in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul in Skyfall. Photo credit: EON Productions, MGM, Columbia Pictures, Danjaq

Grand Bazaar

Founded in 1461, the huge Grand Bazaar of Istanbul welcomes every day many tourists and locals in its long alleys.

60 alleys, 4000 stores established on nearly 30 hectares, figures that make you lose your head, or your sense of direction.

Initially conceived as a simple wooden covered market, the Grand Bazaar has grown over the cen... Learn more about Grand Bazaar

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By Damien Duarte

Friday, September 24, 2021

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone font partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

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