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Maurice Binder (1925–1991)

American visual designer, creator of the famed opening title sequences of the James Bond movies. A native New Yorker, Binder's early work included designing advertisements and catalogs for Macy's department store. During the Second World War, he worked at Universal Studios, then became West Coast art director for Columbia Pictures. Director ... See full bio »

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(age 65) in London, England, UK

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 1991 The Strauss Dynasty (TV Mini-Series) (title designer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... (title designer)
 1990 Hamlet (title designer)
 1990 The Sheltering Sky (title designer)
 1990 Mister Johnson (title designer)
 1990 A Captive in the Land (title designer)
 1989 Licence to Kill (title designer)
 1987 The Last Emperor (title designer: main title)
 1987 The Living Daylights (title designer)
 1986 Shanghai Surprise (title designer)
 1986 Max mon amour (title designer)
 1986 If Tomorrow Comes (TV Mini-Series) (title designer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... (title designer)
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... (title designer)
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... (title designer)
 1985 A View to a Kill (main title designed by)
 1985 Rustlers' Rhapsody (main title design)
 1983 Octopussy (main title designed by)
 1981 For Your Eyes Only (main title designed by)
 1981 Green Ice (main title designer)
 1980 The Awakening (titles)
 1980 The Sea Wolves (titles)
 1979 Moonraker (title designer: main titles)
 1978 The Wild Geese (main title designed by)
 1977 The Spy Who Loved Me (main title designed by)
 1976 Shout at the Devil (title designer: main title)
 1975 e'Lollipop (title designer)
 1974 The Man with the Golden Gun (title designer: main title)
 1974 The Little Prince (main title design)
 1974 Gold (title designer)
 1974 The Tamarind Seed (title designer)
 1973 Live and Let Die (main title designed by)
 1972 Young Winston (main title designed by)
 1971 Diamonds Are Forever (main title designed by)
 1970 The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (title designer: main title)
 1970 Wuthering Heights (title designer)
 1970 Brotherly Love (title designer)
 1969 A Talent for Loving (title designer)
 1969 On Her Majesty's Secret Service (main title designed by)
 1969 Battle of Britain (title designer: main title)
 1969 Staircase (title designer)
 1968 The Magus (title designer)
 1967 Bedazzled (title designer: main title)
 1967 Billion Dollar Brain (title designer)
 1967 A Matter of Innocence (title designer: main titles)
 1967 The Day the Fish Came Out (title designer)
 1967 Fathom (title designer: main title sequence)
 1967 You Only Live Twice (main title designed by)
 1967 Two for the Road (title designer)
 1967 The Taming of the Shrew (main title graphics)
 1966 After the Fox (title designer)
 1966 Eye of the Devil (title designer: main titles)
 1966 Kaleidoscope (title designer: main titles)
 1966 Arabesque (title designer: main title)
 1966 The Chase (title designer: main titles)
 1965 Thunderball (main title designed by)
 1965 Promise Her Anything (title designer)
 1965 Repulsion (title designer - uncredited)
 1965 Young Cassidy (title designer)
 1964 The 7th Dawn (title designer: main titles)
  Espionage (TV Series) (titles - 13 episodes, 1963 - 1964) (titles designed by - 2 episodes, 1963 - 1964)
- A Tiny Drop of Poison (1964) ... (titles designed by)
- A Free Agent (1964) ... (titles)
- The Frantick Rebel (1964) ... (titles)
- Never Turn Your Back on a Friend (1964) ... (titles)
- A Camel to Ride (1963) ... (titles)
 1964 The Long Ships (prologue and main title by)
 1963 Charade (title designer: main title)
 1963 The Wild Affair (title designer)
 1963 Summer Flight (title designer: main titles)
 1963 Call Me Bwana (main title design)
 1963 The Mouse on the Moon (title designer)
 1963 The Running Man (title designer: main titles)
 1963 I Could Go on Singing (title designer: main titles)
 1962 Dr. No (main title designed by)
 1962 Sodom and Gomorrah (prologue and main title design)
 1962 The Road to Hong Kong (title designer)
 1962 Reach for Glory (title designer)
 1961 Goodbye Again (title designer: main title)
 1960 The Grass Is Greener (title designer: main title)
 1959-1960 Hotel de Paree (TV Series) (title designer - 11 episodes)
- Sundance and the Fallen Sparrow (1960) ... (title designer)
- Sundance and the Long Trek (1960) ... (title designer)
- Vengeance for Sundance (1960) ... (title designer)
- Sundance and the Black Widow (1960) ... (title designer)
- Sundance and the Greenhorn Trader (1960) ... (title designer)
 1960 Purple Noon (title designer)
 1960 Once More, with Feeling! (title designer)
 1959 The Mouse That Roared (titles designed by)
 1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series) (title designer - 1 episode)
- Design for Murder (1959) ... (title designer)
 1959 The Young Philadelphians (title designer - uncredited)
 1958 Damn Yankees! (title designer: main titles - uncredited)
 1958 Indiscreet (title designer - uncredited)
 1957 The James Dean Story (Documentary) (title designer)
 1951 Cry Danger (assistant to producer)
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When hired to create the titles for Dr. No (1962), he was given short notice to present some ideas. Using some white sticker dots, he pitched the concept of having animated dots that would wind up starting every James Bond film. The gunbarrel that frames Bond firing at the camera was a real gunbarrel. Binder photographed one using a pinhole camera and subsequently, used the technique in every ... See more »

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