Cinema-goers should find the backdrops in the new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace–in Mexico, Panama and Chile–every bit as spectacular as the stunts. Nigel Richardson reports.
When a casting director for Quantum of Solace in Panama approached members of the Embera tribe to play those bowler-hatted extras they did not seem to have heard of James Bond at all. "King Kong! King Kong!" was their first reaction. Then one of them piped up, "Oh, that's the guy who has lots of cars, lots of weapons and lots of women."