“SPECTRE” filming plans at an ancient cemetery stopped by monks in Rome

“SPECTRE” filming plans at an ancient cemetery stopped by monks in Rome

February 13, 2015 0 By 007 Travelers

In Rome the “SPECTRE” (2015) filmings and plans are having problems again!
James Bond was supposed to attend a funeral at Cemetery of Verano but the plans are now blocked by a mysterious and ancient religious order. Archconfraternity of the Departed, a religious order which historically provided burial for the poor and destitute, and which still has sway over the cemetery, has refused entry to cast and crew. They won’t want an invasion of trucks and heavy goods vehicles inside the cemetery.

The Mayor´s office has received a request that “SPECTRE” crew could film in the piazza outside the Museum of Roman Civilisation and rework the funeral scene there.

Source: Il Messaggero

Remember what happened during the filming of “For Your Eyes Only” (1981)?

For the Meteora shoots, a Greek bishop was paid to allow filming in the monasteries, but the uninformed Eastern Orthodox monks were mostly critical of production rolling in their installations. After a trial in the Greek Supreme Court, it was decided that the monks’ only property were the interiors – the exteriors and surrounding landscapes were from the local government. In protest, the monks remained shut inside the monasteries during the shooting, and tried to sabotage production as much as possible, hanging their washing out of their windows and covering the principal monastery with plastic bunting and flags to spoil the shots, and placing oil drums to prevent the film crew from landing helicopters. The production team solved the problem with back lighting, matte paintings, and building both a similar scenographic monastery on a nearby unoccupied rock, and a monastery set in Pinewood. (Wikipedia)

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