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Lewis Gilbert CBE
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[in a 1983 interview] In the Bond films characterizations are non-existent. Nobody's worried about what Bond did as a child or how his mother treated him--we don't even know if he had a mother! That's not what the Bond films are about. They're all action and fun. But with a film like [Educating Rita
(1983)], it's you and the actors and the words. It depends on the characterizations and the ...
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1997 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to the film industry.
Directs big budget 007 films.