YORK - Fans have been shown what goes on behind
the scenes of Bond movies for years now, but this year the
music video by Garbage wasn't off limits either.
MTV's "Making the Video" captured what happened while
the cameras weren't rolling on the theme to The World
Is Not Enough. The music video aired again on MTV's TRL (Total Request Live) on Wednesday and they also mentioned about their giveaway.
Probably the most surprising news from the program was
that the music video was shot less than one month ago from
September 23-24 in London. Then it was another two weeks
before post-production and editing was completed.
Garbage's singer Shirley Manson opened the behind-the-scenes
special with a few thoughts about the bond between Bond
and Garbage. "We've always thought our music lends itself
well to Bond.. and we've always had a fascination with the
movies themselves so it was a big honor for us to get asked
to do it," she said.
"You understand the magnitude of Bond when your parents scream
with excitement," Manson said.
always wanted to be a Bond girl" - Shirley Manson
Filming: Not at Pinewood
Just because this is a Bond-related production doesn't mean
the crew uses the 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios. Instead,
Black Island Studios in West London provided the shooting
space for German director Philipp Stoelzl.
Shirley Manson appears in almost every scene as either
the real Shirley or the android version. Her band which
only gets a few seconds on screen was on hand throughout
the shooting for what they called "moral support."
And movie magic can even overcome a problem that would stop
some things dead in their tracks. Shirley told the special
that she doesn't have a drivers license and doesn't know
how to drive.
Special lighting effects made it seem as though she was
driving over a bridge at night even though the car's engine
was off and she wasn't moving!
The music video
Stoelzl came up with the main concept for the music video
-- to have Shirley Manson play a killer-clone of herself.
The music video is set in 1964 when Bond was played by Sean
Connery and audiences were lining up to get a glimpse at
the "golden girl."
The music video's plot involves someone cloning Shirley
Manson on an unnamed Pacific island. The clone is an android
replica of Manson -- with a passion for killer kisses. And
did I mention a powerful bomb encased in her body? The clock
is ticking as Manson makes her way through the story --
sealing one man's fate with a kiss and then killing the
real Shirley Manson with another kiss.
Then the android Manson takes the stage, belts out her
lines and then... well, let's put it this way, there isn't
UK premiere, Album release
music video makes its UK broadcast premiere on the T4 show
on Channel Four this Sunday. The album is not due for release
until November 9, but you can pre-order it now.