Matera at dawn. The Italian city, where some of the most spectacular scenes from the new James Bond movie No Time to Die were shot, was labelled “the Shame of Italy” in the 1950s. Photo: Red Door News Matera at dawn. The Italian city, where some of the most spectacular scenes from the new James Bond movie No Time to Die were shot, was labelled “the Shame of Italy” in the 1950s. Photo: Red Door News
Matera at dawn. The Italian city, where some of the most spectacular scenes from the new James Bond movie No Time to Die were shot, was labelled “the Shame of Italy” in the 1950s. Photo: Red Door News
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City in new James Bond movie No Time to Die is ‘Shame of Italy’ no more: how Matera left its dark days behind

  • Matera, one of the most striking locations featured in the new 007 film, was once a byword for poverty, infant mortality and medieval levels of disease
  • When James Bond came to town, the collision of Italy’s oldest civilisation with the demands of a Hollywood blockbuster brought surreal moments of light relief

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Matera at dawn. The Italian city, where some of the most spectacular scenes from the new James Bond movie No Time to Die were shot, was labelled “the Shame of Italy” in the 1950s. Photo: Red Door News Matera at dawn. The Italian city, where some of the most spectacular scenes from the new James Bond movie No Time to Die were shot, was labelled “the Shame of Italy” in the 1950s. Photo: Red Door News
Matera at dawn. The Italian city, where some of the most spectacular scenes from the new James Bond movie No Time to Die were shot, was labelled “the Shame of Italy” in the 1950s. Photo: Red Door News
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