Ken Adam

Birthday of Ken Adam [1921]

February 5th, 2017 by

Legendary Production Designer Ken Adam was born in Berlin on 5th February 1921. Born into a wealthy Jewish family, his parents were forced to flee Nazi Germany with their children and settled in the UK, where he later trained as an architect. Adam’s sets were an essential part of many of the early James Bond films […]

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MI6 Confidential #35: Visual Effects

May 26th, 2016 by

MI6 Confidential, the full-colour magazine celebrating the world of James Bond 007, returns with its thirty-fifth issue. Since the early days of digital animation, computer effects have been used to enhance or replicate elements on screen that were too costly or, frankly, too implausible to produce for real. Yet, Bond films have a worthy reputation […]

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The life of Ken Adam

March 11th, 2016 by

In this article we celebrate the life of Ken Adam, the man who was responsible for creating the distinctive look of the early Bond films in his role as Production Designer. Ken Adam’s contribution to the Bond movies has become the stuff of legends. Who can forget the sprawling lair of Dr No or the super […]

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Production designer Ken Adam dies aged 95

March 10th, 2016 by

I’ve just seen on the BBC News website the sad news that Ken Adam has died. The legendary production designer worked on a number of the early films, starting with Dr No, and is responsible the distinctive look of the sets. These include the interior of Fort Knox from Goldfinger and Blofeld’s volcano lair in You Only […]

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The gadgets of the DB5

September 30th, 2014 by

While Goldfinger is often considered iconic for many reasons, one of the elements that helps to keep it in the public eye is the first appearance of the gadget-laden Aston Martin DB5. Here we take a look at those gadgets. Although Ian Fleming had put 007 behind the wheel of an Aston Martin DB Mark […]

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Video: Designing Bond’s World

July 3rd, 2012 by

Ken Adam, the makers of Scaramanga’s Golden Gun and others talk in this short documentary, Designing Bond’s World.

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The Spy Who Loved Me soundtrack

July 25th, 2010 by

By the time the next instalment of the James Bond series was due to be released, much had changed. Despite the relative success of Live and Let Die and The Man With The Golden Gun, 007 was in danger of being overtaken by new, spectacular summer blockbuster films including cinema’s latest phenomenon: Star Wars. With […]

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