Ken Adam Designs the Movies: James Bond and Beyond

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In chronological order the book takes us from design sketches for his earliest films, including Around the World in Eighty Days, through his Oscar-winning work with Stanley Kubrick, to production designs for what are probably his most celebrated films - seven James Bond movies, which include Dr. No, Goldfinger, The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. Also included are production drawings for classics such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Sleuth and The ...
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Overview

In chronological order the book takes us from design sketches for his earliest films, including Around the World in Eighty Days, through his Oscar-winning work with Stanley Kubrick, to production designs for what are probably his most celebrated films - seven James Bond movies, which include Dr. No, Goldfinger, The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. Also included are production drawings for classics such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Sleuth and The Last Emperor.

Complete with concept sketches, technical drawings, floorplans and set stills, the book reveals the whole cycle from initial idea to finished construction. Adam's virtuoso designs for films, operas and other projects are accompanied by illuminating commentary from the eminent cultural historian Christopher Frayling, together presenting an unrivalled archive of visionary and inspiring production design.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500514146
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
  • Publication date: 11/27/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 960,851
  • Product dimensions: 13.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Sir Ken Adam is the most distinguished production designer in the world. In a career spanning seven decades and over 75 films, his honours have included Academy Awards for Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon and Nicholas Hytner's The Madness of King George.

Sir Christopher Frayling is Rector and Professor of Cultural History at the Royal College of Art, London, and Chairman of the Arts Council. His previous publications include Ken Adam: The Art of Production Design and Sergio Leone: Once Upon a Time in Italy.

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Table of Contents

1 Art Director to Production Designer

The Queen of Spades

Four Ships

Child in the House

Around the World in Eighty Days

Night of the Demon the Bridge on the River Kwai

Ten Seconds to Hell

The Trials of Oscar Wilde

Sodom and Gomorrah

2 Working With Stanley Kubrick

Dr. Strangelove

Barry Lyndon

3 Designing James Bond

Dr. No

Goldfinger

Thunderball

You Only Live Twice

Diamonds Are Forever

The Spy Who Loved Me

Moonraker

Goldeneye: Rogue Agent

Another Spy: The Ipcress File

4 The Theatre of History

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Sleuth

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution

Salon Kitty

Pennies from Heaven

King David

Agnes of God

The Last Emperor

Crimes of the Heart

The Freshman

The Madness of King George

5 Two Operas

The Girl of the Golden West

Wozzeck

6 Drawings Come to Life

Peter Pan

Addams Family Values

7 Designing the Future

Lord L

Star Trek - The Motion Picture

The Cinema of the Future

The Fantasticks

8 Back to Berlin

Berlin Millennium Exhibition

Taking Sides

'The Cabinets of Dr. Caligari'

9 Conclusion: The Art of Ken Adam

Ken Adam Filmography

Bibliography

Picture Credits

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