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Though it hasn’t yet set any box office records, “Spectre,” the latest film in the James Bond series, has set a new Guinness world record for the largest explosion ever staged for a film stunt.
The shot required 2,224 gallons of fuel and 73 pounds of explosives. Needless to say, most indie filmmakers can’t imagine staging such a large stunt. Instead, they rely on DIY special effects to impress.
Though the record is officially held by by Chris Corbould, the film’s special effects and miniature effects supervisor, producer Barbara Broccoli and stars Daniel Craig and Léa Seydoux, accepted the record certificate in Beijing, China on his behalf.
“The James Bond movies are synonymous with pushing cinematic boundaries. The latest film, ‘Spectre,’ has again captured the imagination of global cinemagoers, and this will certainly be due in part to the phenomenal stunts,” said Guinness World Records
Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday. “The scene featuring the world’s largest film stunt explosion is spectacular and will live long in the memory as one of the outstanding moments in the Bond franchise.”
Watch the winning explosion in the above video and check out the top 50 of the best 007-related records here.
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