Big Colors. Like No Other…

Let’s hit BIG COLORS one last time.

  • Location: Glasgow
  • The Site:  The 23-story Queens Court was subsequently demolished.   Residents were moved out in May 2006 in anticipation of the block’s demolition and prior to production.)
  • Music:  Gioachino Rossini’s “Thieving Magpie” first performed in 1817.
  • Supplies: 70,000 litres of paint, 358 single bottle bombs, 33 sextuple air cluster bombs, 2 triple hung cluster bombs 268 mortars, 33 Triple Mortars, 22 Double mortars, 358 meters of weld, 330 meters of steel pipe and 57 km of copper wire.  The non-toxic water-based paint was delivered in one tonne trucks and mixed on site by twenty people. Filming of the paint explosions took place over ten days and involved 250 people. Sixty people stayed behind to clean up over five days.
  • Production Challenges:  ”Apart from the challenge of working with a highly explosive set and pacifying the locals, the crew had to work within the confines of unpredictable Glasgow weather.”

Related Post: Life is Color (and 250,000 bouncy balls)

Thank you RAK for the inspiration and The Inspiration Room for background details.


  1. How do they do it????


  2. your welcome


  3. I actually thought this one was fake…people are amazing on how they can do things!!


  4. richardkanigan says:

    This just made me giggle! Excellent post!


  5. Knocked my eyes out! Rainbow promises, indeed!


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