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The prankster principle

In an interview with McKinsey Quarterly, Ed Catmull of Pixar was recently asked: “How do you, as the leader of a company, simultaneously create a culture of doubt—of being open to careful, systematic introspection—and inspire confidence?” He replied: 905 more words


"Open the bomb bay doors, please, Ken..."

After the legendary production designer Ken Adam died last week, I found myself browsing through the book Ken Adam: The Art of Production Design, a wonderfully detailed… 1,142 more words


Dr. Strangelove, James Bond production designer, Ken Adam dies at 95

Ken Adam, the British production designer who gave “Dr. Strangelove” its cavernous War Room and James Bond supervillains their futuristic lairs, has died. He was 95.

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The tarantula room

was a complete afterthought. We’d all forgotten that we needed a room where Professor Dent talks to Dr. No, and it was in the last week of shooting so I had only £450 left.

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10 Reasons to Remember Ken Adam (1921-2016)

Ken Adam (5 February 1921 – 10 March 2016)

One of the movie industry’s most accomplished and creative production designers, Ken Adam was responsible for some of the most iconic images seen on screens over the last sixty years. 416 more words


Hidden in the Credits

Above all, we tend to give credit to the actors in a movie. Those who know a little more about how films will tend to credit the director. 213 more words


Sir Ken Adam, 1921-2016

It’s an oft-repeated truism that Ken Adam had a greater claim to the success of the early Bond films than Sean Connery. His sets gave an other-worldly and luxurious charm to situations and characters that would otherwise have appeared mundane. 414 more words

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