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For the first time Venice made a brief appearance in James Bond film at the end of “From Russia with Love”. James Bond (Sean Connery) and Tatiana Romanowa (Daniela Bianchi) kill Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya) in a hotel room with a view at San Giorgio Maggiore. In the next scene Bond and Romanova are in a boat under the Bridge of Sighs (photos below).
The Bridge of Sighs in Venice

The Bridge of Sighs in VeniceThey turn right. 007 throws the film of him and Romanova into the water. A few seconds later there is only his waving hand visible with the Doge’s Palace in background. Piazzetta San Marco (picture below) leading to Piazza San Marco is a background for end credits.
Piazza San Marco in VeniceAll scenes in Venice were filmed using rear-projection technique. In Venice there was only film director Terence Young who filmed the city in one day only. Actors were filmed in Pinewood studio.

Venice will return in “Moonraker”.

– „James Bond. Szpieg którego kochamy” Michał Grzesiek, Wydawnictwo Bukowy Las 2011