The Austrian town of Bregenz is opening a James
Bond exhibition this month to celebrate its involvement
in filming "Quantum of Solace"...
Bregenz Opens 007 Exhibit
14th March 2009
The Vorarlberg town in Austria where key scenes of the 22nd
James Bond movie "Quantum of Solace" were shot is to have its
own 007 exhibition. Bregenz officials have created a permanent
exhibit at the town’s
Festspielhaus that opens on 20th March 2009. Entry will be free
The museum will have props from the location where "Quantum
of Solace" was shot last summer as well as pictures and
fact sheets to provide an intense "behind the scenes" insight.
Other museum sections look back at the public viewing area for
the European Football Championships in the town as well as the
stage for the opera "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini that
was the setting for seven minutes of Bond footage.
Above: Daniel Craig and director
Marc Forster on the the impressive Tosca set back
in May 2008.
Vital scenes of the movie - in which the
007, played by Daniel
Craig, discovers the identities of Quantum members - were
shot at the impressive opera stage on the shore of Lake Constance
during a performance of Tosca.
A 250-strong team was on
location for nine days of work last May, and involved
in formal evening dress.
Last year, MI6
reported that Franz Salzmann, Commercial Director
of the Bregenz Festival, said that Bond bringing people to the
opera for the first time was "a good sign". Salzmann
added that if the production leave behind some props and costumes,
a Bond exhibit may be set up at Festival House for future tourists.
Above: The town of Bregenz celebrated
the arrival of Bond with a 007-themed street festival,
including a collection of Aston Martin cars, a casino,
and stunt men abseiling down buildings.
Executive Producer Callum McDougall said that working in Bregenz
was "great fun" and
the collaboration between the production and the Festival organizers
worked perfectly, also noting the tremendous support they had
received throughout Austria. When asked if Bond might head back
to the country in a future film, McDougall enthusiastically said "no
doubt", and that Vienna has a "whiff of death" about
it - perfect for a 007 adventure.