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Ken Adam (1921–2016)

Ken Adam was born on February 5, 1921 in Berlin, Germany as Klaus Hugo Adam. He is known for his work on Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), Goldfinger (1964) and Dr. No (1962). He was married to Maria-Letizia Moauro. He died on March 10, 2016 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 95) in London, England, UK

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Films, being a visual entertainment, should offer a form of escapism for an audience. I can achieve more reality in terms of dramatic value for the screenplay by not copying nature, architecture or whatever really exists. See more »

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"Goldfinger" gave Ken Adam a chance to think bigger, and he indulged his taste for impudent fantasy. The "Goldfinger" movie introduced 007's Aston Martin with all kinds of hidden gadgets and weaponry. "The ejector seat was an idea that came from my days as a pilot," Adam said. Another of the film "Goldfinger" choice scenes finds Sean Connery as Bond spread-eagled on a table as a laser beam slices... See more »

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He often uses timeless production design, and future-look combined with old culture design.

Nickname:

Heinie the Tank-buster

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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