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Kenneth Adam | Sir Ken Adam | Kenneth Adams | 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. ...
Born in Berlin in 1921, and growing up in a prosperous Jewish family, the Adam family fled the Nazis in 1934, settled in London, where Ken Adam studied architecture and volunteered to fly for the Royal Air Force during World War II. He was only one of only three German-born pilots permitted in the RAF.
He often uses timeless production design, and future-look combined with old culture design.