Sir Ken Adam
(5 February 1921 – 10 March 2016)
Ken Adam, the production designer of the James Bond films of the 60s and 70s, has passed away at 95.
Adam’s volcano rocket base for You Only Live Twice (1967, above) is jaw-dropping-ly cool — especially on the big screen in Panavision and dye transfer Technicolor. It absolutely floored me the first time I saw it.
He worked for Stanley Kubrick twice: Dr. Strangelove (1964), with the incredible War Room, and Barry Lyndon (1976). Oh, and an early credit came for Night Of The Demon (1957).