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Sep. 15th, 1980 | 07:00 am

Filming started on 15 Sept 1980, at Villa Sylva in the hills above Corfu town. The first scene filmed was the one at the poolside, where Locque (Michael Gothard) had been sent to pay off a hired assassin.

The scene in which Bond (Roger Moore) chases Locque, fires at his car, and ultimately kicks the car over the edge of the cliff was filmed at The Old Fortress in Corfu Town (Kerkyra).

The crew spent 5 weeks in Corfu. The beach buggy scene, in which Locque killed Contessa Lisl (Cassandra Harris), was filmed in the south west of the island.

After that, they worked at Pinewood Studios for three months.

Just after New Year’s Day in 1981, filming moved to Northern Italy, to the exclusive ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo in the southern Alps, known for its ski-ranges, scenery, and après-ski scene.

Scenes where Bond is stalked by Locque were filmed in the town, outside the Miramonti Hotel, and on the three-stage cable-car ride at the top of Tofana Mountain.

Locque's henchmen then pursue Bond on bobsleds and snowmobiles.

According to JoBlo “the action scenes are excellent, boasting some of the best stunt work in the series – especially the sequence where Bond skies down a bobsled run” but that “tragically, one of the stuntmen died filming this sequence.”

On set photo

Michael Gothard rehearses part of the beach buggy scene with Roger Moore.

On set photo

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The killing of Locque

from: anonymous
date: Oct. 5th, 2015 06:15 pm (UTC)

The scene in which 007 chases Locque, fires at his car and ultimately kicks the car over the edge was filmed at The Old Fortress in Corfu Town (Kerkyra)

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Re: The killing of Locque

from: michael_gothard
date: Oct. 7th, 2015 07:41 am (UTC)

Thank you for this information. Were you involved in the production? Please e-mail joya.ghose@gmail.com

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