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355 in. (900 cm.) high, approx.
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Oscar-winning production designer, Dennis Gassner recalls ‘Working on the Day of the Dead section of the film was one of the most exciting things I have done in my career, ever’. The Bond art department commissioned local independent artists to create animated puppets. The results were gigantic skeleton puppets and floats, the tallest of which towered eleven metres high. The papier-mâché skeleton puppets required six puppeteers to operate each of them. At the end of filming in Mexico, five of the puppets were transported back to Pinewood Studios for further filming and the others were donated to the Mexican government to be used in future Day of the Dead parades.

The seller of this lot has agreed to donate their entire proceeds of the sale of this lot, if sold, to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, a registered UK charity. The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art is registered in England and Wales with registered charity number 312819. In addition, Christie’s will donate our entire buyer’s premium, less any costs incurred in selling the lot, please see further detailed information at the back of this catalogue.
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