Thursday, 21 April 2016

RIP Guy Hamilton

It's getting really disheartening to blog the deaths of so many talented people seemingly every other day, so its with a heavy heart that I report Guy Hamilton, director of several Bond movies, has passed away. But at least he reached a good old age of 93, unlike Victoria Wood's untimely passing yesterday.

Hamilton was responsible for one of the greatest ever James Bond movies, 1964's Goldfinger, and followed it up with three 007's on the trot in the early 70s; Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die and The Man With The Golden Gun. But he wasn't just a Bond director; Guy Hamilton was responsible for some truly great movies, many of them ranking among my favourites, such as the war films The Colditz Story, The Battle of Britain, and Force 10 From Navarone, Agatha Christie mysteries like The Mirror Crack'd and Evil Under The Sun, groundbreaking fare like The Party's Over and the Harry Palmer film Funeral in Berlin. 


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