Sir Ken Adam | Ken Adams
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[Discussing his ambitious volcano set for the James Bond film You Only Live Twice
(1967): "The challenge appealed to me also, the shape of the volcano. I knew if it didn't work I'd never work in movies again. [Producer] Cubby Broccoli asked me how much it would cost. I quoted him a million dollars, which at that time was a huge amount of money. He said if I could do it for a million, then do it. ...
He flew Hawker Typhoon ground attack aircraft with 609 squadron of the RAF in the battle of Normandy. Many of his targets were SS troops.
He often uses timeless production design, and future-look combined with old culture design.