Friday, 11 March 2016

RIP Ken Adam

It's been a sad week for Bond fans; first George Martin, producer of John Barry's hit Goldfinger and composer/producer of the Live and Let Die score passed away aged 90 and now, we have lost Ken Adam that most visionary genius famed for his set design. He died yesterday following a short stay in hospital, aged 95.

Adam, a two time Oscar winner (Barry Lyndon and The Madness of King George) was responsible for some of the most detailed, wonderfully striking sets ever seen in cinema. The War Room under the Pentagon from Doctor Strangelove (pictured above - and which Spielberg called the best set ever) the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car, Dr No's lair, Blofeld's infamous hollowed out volcano in You Only Live Twice and the wonderful aquamarine settings of The Spy Who Loved Me - Ken Adam was not just a production designer, he was an artist - he simply was cinema.


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