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The title is a reference to the 1912 Thomas Mann novella of the same name.
Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]
- The difficulties of finding locations that look like Venice (as Venice itself would be too difficult to sort in a historically accurate looking way for the majority of scenes), and even compositing multiple shots and background plates together in some cases.
- How a small crew went to Venice itself to capture a few wide shots for insertion amongst the location footage.
- Period setdressing.
- Complications with the amount of local extras required, as well as having live animals on-set (notably with one woman and her goat in particular).
- The stunt where Matt had to run away from an exploding building, and jump - in one take.
- The considerations of health and safety for the stunt work of some of the actors having to jump into the water and go under, during Winter time.
Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]
- Historical context to some of the interior locations used, as well as the local area.
- The impact of the Black Plague upon the local area and Italy in general.
People interviewed[edit | edit source]
- Matt Smith, The Doctor
- Karen Gillan, Amy Pond
- Steven Moffat, Head Writer
- Beth Willis, Executive Producer
- Dave Houghton, Visual Effects Supervisor
- Edward Thomas, Production Designer
- Arthur Darvill, Rory Williams
- Jonny Campbell, Director, Episode 6
- John Bennett, 1st Assistant Director
- Toby Whithouse, Writer, Episode 6
- Francesco Da Mosto, Venetian Historian
- Danny Hargreaves, Special Effects Supervisor
- Crispin Layfield, Stunt Co-ordinator
- Mark Hutchings, Gaffer
- Alisha Bailey, Isabella
Music list[edit | edit source]
- "Wearing My Rolex" by Wiley
- "Monteverdi: Responsorium - Domine ad adiuvandum me festina" by Andrew Parrott & Tavern Choir, Consort & Players, Album: Vespro della beata Vergine 1610
- "Moja mala nosi cizmice" by Tamburica Orchestra Veritas, Album: Folklore from Croatia
- "Gondoliers" by Janos Lehar, Album: Around the World in 80 Minutes 3
- "Oh My Beloved Father (Gianni Schicchi)" by Geoff Love & His Orchestra, Album: Opera Without Words
- "The Girls" by Calvin Harris
- "Funhouse" by P!nk
- "Morale ipocrita borghese (from 'Stato interessante')" by Ennio Morricone
- "What You Waiting For?" by Gwen Stefani
- "Ciao Bella" by Christian Marsac, Album: Italy, Mediterranean ANW 1119
- "Underwater Love" by Smoke City
- "Main Title (from 'Jaws')" by John Williams & The London Studio Orchestra (also used in DCOM: What Dreams May Come)
- "253" by Just Jack
- "Ulysses" by Franz Ferdinand
- "Fight for This Love" by Cheryl Cole
- "Cry Little Sister (Theme from 'The Lost Boys')" by Gerard McMahon
- "Tagliaferri: Piscatore 'e pusilleco" by Andrea Bocelli, Album: Viaggio Italiano
- "Walk to Death" by Duncan Pittock, Album: Drones, Textures, Musical FX ANW 1038 (also used in DCOM: Lords and Masters)
Crew[edit | edit source]
- Graphics - Component Graphics
- Title Music - Slam & Saw Productions
- Camera - Aled Jenkins, Oli Russell, Andy Smith
- Sound - Rob Kreeger, Jonny Stothert, Jon Thomas
- Runners - James Bowen, Claire Riley, Lee Wood
- Researchers - Matthew Andrews, Stuart Laws, Robert Wootton
- Production Team Assistant - Emma Chapman
- Production Accountant - Kevin Rickwood
- Production Co-ordinators - Rhiannon Dew, Megan Pinches
- Production Manager - Katy Cartwright
- Production Executive - Stan Matthews
- Online Editor - Jeremy Lott
- Colourist - Matt Mullins
- Dubbing Mixer - Mark Ferda
- Editor - John Parker
- Edit Producer - Hannah Williams
- Executive Producer - Mark Cossey
- Executive Producers for Dr Who - Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis
- Producer - Zoë Rushton
- Series Producer - Gillane Seaborne
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