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Director finished 'Skyfall' two days before first screening
Nov. 8, 2012, 2:45 PM EST
Director Sam Mendes came close to missing his
deadline for new Bond movie "Skyfall" as he was still working on
the film two days before the first official screening for critics.
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The filmmaker directed Daniel Craig as the superspy in 007's
23rd outing and admits he was still making changes to the film at the last
minute to ensure it was perfect. Mendes tells Comingsoon.net, "It's so weird
because I finished it last Wednesday and on the Friday, I was being reviewed so
it was like whoa!... I wasn't doing significant changes on it, but I was still
tweaking things -- a couple of sound issues we had and one visual effect thing
and then it was like, 'Alright, it's done.' I literally had to run down the road
and stick it on in the cinema."
Mendes says he was glad to have been kept busy right up until his deadline
because he didn't have time to feel nervous about his first Bond effort. He
adds, "The great thing about it was that I didn't have time to get worried about
it. ... It was like someone ripping off a Band-Aid."