James Bond and Company Find a New Twist to An Old Warning: Beware of Greeks Bearing Laundry
Seeking to capitalize on that atmosphere, the producers of Eyes picked Meteora's Monastery of the Holy Trinity, promising the monks they would build their own monastery set close by and use Holy Trinity only for a few exterior shots. They thought the monks agreed. But when the time for shooting approached, the monks locked the doors to outsiders and denounced the producers as desecrators. Finally, when actor Roger Moore arrived to do his stuff as James Bond, he and the cast found the walls of Holy Trinity bedecked with the monks' underwear, sheets, plastic tarps, toilet paper and other obstructive eyesores.
"We got what we needed by shooting around all that," says a spokesman for the producers, now happily back in England. There have been rumors the monks would sue for the business they lost when they closed their monastery. Greek newspapers have suggested a reason for the bizarre caper: The monks were expecting a "donation" from the producers and the amount offered was too low.
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