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  (in credits order)
Charles Juroe ... Himself (as Charles 'Jerry' Juroe)

Roger Moore ... Himself / James Bond (also archive footage)
David V. Picker ... Himself (as David Picker)
Robin Browne ... Himself
Christopher Wood ... Himself
Norman Wanstall ... Himself
Marie Clairu ... Narrator (voice)
Ken Adam ... Himself (also archive footage)
Steven Saltzman ... Himself
Chris Blackwell ... Himself
Peter Lamont ... Himself

Burt Kwouk ... Himself
John Stears ... Himself
Lewis Gilbert ... Himself

Michael G. Wilson ... Himself (as Michael Wilson)
Katharina Kubrick ... Herself (as Katharina Kubrick Hobbs)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ursula Andress ... Honey (archive footage)

Barbara Bach ... Anya Amasova (archive footage)

Albert R. Broccoli ... Himself (archive footage)

Sean Connery ... Himself / James Bond (archive footage)
Derek Meddings ... Himself (archive footage)

Harry Saltzman ... Himself (archive footage)

Lois Chiles ... Holly Goodhead (archive footage) (uncredited)

Gert Fröbe ... Goldfinger (archive footage) (uncredited)

Walter Gotell ... Gogol (archive footage) (uncredited)

Curd Jürgens ... Stromberg (archive footage) (uncredited)

Richard Kiel ... Jaws (archive footage) (uncredited)

Bernard Lee ... M (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jill St. John ... Tiffany Case (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
John Cork 
Writing credits
Bruce Scivally (written by)

Produced by
John Cork .... producer
David Naylor .... producer
Bruce Scivally .... producer
Film Editing by
Dave Goldstein 
Sound Department
Michael J. White .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Lisa Hancock .... assistant editor
Dan Schanks .... assistant editor
Other crew
Antonia de Barton-Watson .... researcher
Ken Adam .... very special thanks
Raymond Benson .... special thanks
Barbara Broccoli .... very special thanks
Dana Broccoli .... very special thanks
Mark Cowan .... special thanks
Michael G. Wilson .... very special thanks (as Michael Wilson)

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A man of many set pieces, 18 March 2008
Author: Chip_douglas from Rijswijk, ZH, Netherlands

This pleasant little tribute to Ken Adam, the man who defined the look of the Bond films tells us a bit about the man's background (he fled Germany in 1934 and became the only German to fly for the R.A.F. during World War II) and sees him reminiscing about all seven of the Bonds he designed. Old photographs show him smoking a pipe, but during the Bond years, as well as over the course of his interview, Ken is never without a stogie. Adams found ways to craft gigantic sets, filled with scarce furniture, to broaden the scope of Ian Flemming's creation on film. His developed a style that is still evident in the series today and here he is celebrated for it by colleagues and peers.

The first set of his to really make an impression in the spy series was the room in which Dent was interrogated by Dr. No in the film named after the not so good doctor. Ken reveals that the most difficult set to work with was the Disco Volante in 'Thunderball' (the breakaway 'cocoon' was a fabrication of his added to a real yacht), with the water bed from 'Diamonds are Forever' coming in a close second. His favorite set by far, and probably his most famous one, was the submarine hangar from 'The Spy Who Loved Me', hence this documentary being on the disc for that particular movie. Also, some of the footage overlaps with the longer feature 'Inside The Spy Who Loved Me'

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