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Bond filming in Adana yet to translate into profits for its residents

15-Jun-2012 • Skyfall

"Skyfall" has wrapped principal photography, but its effect on the population of Adana, Turkey is still being debated in the local press.

Most nations host a movie shoot with the expectation that the nation will be seen in a good light around the world, but this is yet to be seen for Turkish residents.

Adana Union of Chambers of Merchants and Craftsmen Chairman Kazım Barışık said that the "Skyfall" shoot did not make a difference to local shopkeeper profits, as they had to close for extended periods whilst "Skyfall" shot in and around their home.

“The filming was advantageous for the cultural promotion of the city, we cannot deny that. I live in a place where streets were closed to traffic during the shooting. We had some problems, but it will be useful for our city. But I can’t say that the filming made any economic contribution to the city. [The film crew] only contributed to the economy through the places where they stayed and ate. Small shopkeepers did not [see much profit from] the filming,” Barışık said.

It may be a little early to be too disappointed however, at least not until the Turkish scenes are seen in cinema as the appearance of Adana in the film may be enough to encourage fans to travel from far and wide to visit the Bond locations.

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