Thursday, April 21, 2016

Guy Hamilton Has Passed

The man who sealed James Bond's lasting legacy by directing "Goldfinger" has died at 93.  He directed some of my favorite films including 3 more Bond films, Michael Caine's "Funeral in Berlin" and, as one reporter remarked this morning, the still effervescent "Evil Under the Sun"
The Guardian has his obit here

Last month saw the passing of another Bond alumni, production designer Ken Adam was 95. He gave the Bond films their distinctive look and also gave the world what Steven Spielberg has called the perfect set, the war room in "Dr. Strangelove".
The BBC has his obit here

He gave a book length interview with Christopher Frayling 10 years ago that is an excellent read and can be bought here

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