The Pinewood Studios are British film studios, which are between pinewoods (English pinewood ) about 32 kilometers west of London on the former property of Heatherden Hall near the village of Iver Heath ( South Bucks ).
Pinewood Studios was designed by Charles Boot in 1934 and built in twelve months by the Henry Boot Company of Sheffield . Boot was inspired by the studios in Hollywood . J. Arthur Rank later took over the Pinewood and Denham Film Studios , which were often used by producer Alexander Korda .
The name Pinewood is carried out into the world again and again through the James Bond series . In 1963, SPECTER Island was built in Pinewood Studios for Greetings from Moscow . In 1976 the 007 stage was built, which is converted into a new, imposing backdrop for almost every new film. Immediately for the film The Spy Who Loved Me, a huge water tank was installed for the inside of a super tanker that swallowed submarines.
During the filming of Ridley Scott's Legend , the 007 hall burned to the ground on June 27, 1984, but it was rebuilt by January 1985 and in honor of longtime Bond producer Albert R. Broccoli in Albert R. Broccoli's 007 stage renamed; just in time to start filming In the Face of Death (1985).
On July 30, 2006, Albert R. Broccoli's 007 Stage hall, in which the filming of Casino Royale had just ended , burned down completely. After being demolished in September 2006, it was rebuilt in less than six months.
During the shooting of the 25th James Bond film No Time to Die , the 007Stage was damaged by three explosions on June 4, 2019.
Pinewood is now jointly managed with Shepperton Studios , which also play a leading role in the UK film industry. Both studios are connected to the Sohonet media network and work closely with Missing Ingredients Studio Catering to ensure that the studios are provided with food.
Some films have even left their mark instead of just being shot there. You can discover the legacies of these films with a studio tour.
In Great Britain:
The parent company Pinewood Group Limited operates several studios in several countries:
- Toronto, Canada
- Pinewood Studio Berlin Berlin , together with Studio Hamburg
- Iskandar , Malaysia
- Atlanta , USA
Since its inception, Pinewood Studios has been the location for many well-known productions in addition to the Carry-on… film series , which is popular in Great Britain , and caused a sensation with the audience with their mostly impressive, hall-filling set constructions.
The explanations after the film name refer to the stage construction for the respective scene in the film.
- 1947: The black daffodil
- 1948: The red shoes
- 1948: Oliver Twist
- 1952: Being serious is everything
- 1959: Tiger Bay
- 1960: eyes of fear
- 1961: Whistled in the wind
- 1962: James Bond - 007 chases Dr. No
- 1963: Cleopatra
- 1963: James Bond 007 - With love from Moscow - The SPECTER island
- 1964: James Bond 007 - Goldfinger
- 1965: password "heavy water"
- 1965: Ipcress - top secret
- 1965: James Bond 007 - Fireball
- 1966: arabesque
- 1966: The gentleman-zincer
- 1966: Fahrenheit 451
- 1967: James Bond 007 - You Only Live Twice
- 1968: Dracula's return
- 1968: Tschitti Tschitti Bang Bang
- 1969: James Bond 007 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
- 1971: James Bond 007 - Diamond Fever
- 1972: Murder with minor mistakes
- 1973: James Bond 007 - Live and Let Die
- 1974: James Bond 007 - The Man with the Golden Gun
- 1975: The man who wanted to be king
- 1977: James Bond 007 - The Spy Who Loved Me - The Liparus Supertanker with a huge water tank
- 1978: Superman
- 1978: James Bond 007 - Moonraker - Top Secret
- 1980: Superman II - Alone against everyone
- 1981: Clash of the Titans
- 1981: James Bond 007 - On a Deadly Mission - The underwater wreck of the St. Georges
- 1982: Victor / Victoria
- 1983: James Bond 007 - Octopussy - Kamal Khan's palace and courtyard
- 1985: Legend - The Forest Scene
- 1985: James Bond 007 - In the Face of Death - Zorin's silver mine and flood scenes
- 1985: Santa Claus
- 1986: The little horror shop
- 1986: Aliens - The Return
- 1987: Full Metal Jacket
- 1987: James Bond 007 - The Living Daylights
- 1988: Hellbound - Hellraiser II
- 1989: Batman
- 1992: Alien 3 - the blast furnace
- 1994: Interview with a Vampire - The Theater of the Vampires
- 1996: Mission: Impossible - The Euro Tunnel Sequence
- 1997: The fifth element
- 1997: James Bond 007 - Tomorrow Never Dies - Interior of Elliot Carver's Stealth Boat and HMS Devonshire Underwater Set
- 1997: Event Horizon - At the Edge of the Universe - The Engine Room
- 1997: The Saint - The Man Without a Name
- 1999: Tempting trap - climbing the Petronas Towers
- 1999: Eyes Wide Shut
- 1999: James Bond 007 - The world is not enough - The Russian nuclear test facility
- 2001: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - First and Second Grave
- 2002: The Hours - From Eternity to Eternity
- 2002: James Bond 007 - Die Another Day - Gustav Graves' Ice Palace
- 2003: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life - The Greek Temple and the African Caves
- 2004: The Phantom of the Opera
- 2005: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The Chocolate Room and River
- 2006: The Da Vinci Code - The Da Vinci Code - The Louvre Gallery
- 2006: James Bond 007: Casino Royale - Collapsing House in Venice
- 2007: Primeval - return of the primeval monsters
- 2008: James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace - airplane set, burning hotel (desert), (fictional) bell tower Siena
- 2008: Mamma Mia!
- 2012: Dark Shadows
- 2011: X-Men: First decision
- 2011: Captain America: The First Avenger - filmed in Pinewood and Shepperton
- 2012: Prometheus - Dark Signs
- 2012: James Bond 007: Skyfall
- 2013: Gravity - filmed in Pinewood and Shepperton
- 2015: James Bond 007: Specter
- 2015: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- 2016: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- 2017: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- 2018: Solo: A Star Wars Story
- Pinewood Group Official Website
- Pinewood and Shepperton Studios - Official Website
- Sohonet - official website
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- SPECTER. Accessed May 31, 2019 .