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#109 – Neal Callow and Jakob Falkner

Published October 2, 2022

Inside ’007 Elements’ as we celebrate 60 years of James Bond

60 years ago Sean Connery uttered those immortal words “Bond, James Bond” when Dr No premiered in October 1962.

 As the franchise celebrates the milestone with a focus on the iconic music scores, Helen talks to Neal Callow – Art Director of the last five Bond films starring Daniel Craig – and Austrian entrepreneur Jakob Falkner – the man behind the world’s first permanent Bond installation.

 Neal and Jakob created ‘007 Elements’ 3,000m above sea level inside a glacier in Solden in the Austrian Alps where the most dramatic chase scenes from Spectre were filmed at Ice Q.

 Neal gives an insight into what it’s like being part of the Bond family, the pleasure of working with Daniel Craig and explains why designing Elements to pay homage to the music, films, gadgets, action-scenes, characters and locations with Jakob was so special.