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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. ...
"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...
He often uses timeless production design, and future-look combined with old culture design.
Heinie the Tank-buster