Sam Mendes - Sam Mendes Finished Skyfall Two Days Before First Screening

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Director Sam Mendes came close to missing his deadline for new Bond movie Skyfall as he was still working on the picture two days before the first official screening for critics.

The moviemaker directed Daniel Craig as the superspy in 007's 23rd outing and admits he was still making changes to the film at the last minute to ensure it was perfect.

Mendes tells movie website Comingsoon.net, "It's so weird because I finished it last Wednesday and on the Friday, I was being reviewed so it was like whoa!... I wasn't doing significant changes on it, but I was still tweaking things - a couple of sound issues we had and one visual effect thing and then it was like, 'Alright, it's done.'

"I literally had to run down the road and stick it on in the cinema. These days of course it doesn't come in reels of film. You have to make prints. It's on a f**king, you know... hard drive that looks like one of those wine boxes that you get at the store with a little tap on it. It's so weird."

Mendes insists he was glad to have been kept busy right up until his deadline because he didn't have time to feel nervous about his first Bond effort.

He adds, "The great thing about it was that I didn't have time to get worried about it... It was like someone ripping off a Band-Aid."


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