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Not Forgetting James Bond

26th November 2013

'Not Forgetting James Bond', the autobiography of production designer Syd Cain, is available again in limited numbers

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Not Forgetting James Bond - The Autobiography of Production Designer Syd Cain

"Not Forgetting James Bond" is the autobiography of Syd Cain, one of cinema's most highly acclaimed Production Designers and Art Directors. This is a mesmerising volume filled with humour, drama and exotic travel, and never before told accolades about the legendary people Syd worked with during his 57 years in the film industry.

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He recalls extraordinary revelations about making such films as "Frenzy", "The Wild Geese", "Lolita", "Shout at the Dead", "Gold", "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", "Fahrenheit 451", and of course the James Bond classics: "Dr. No", "From Russia With Love", "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", "Live and Let Die" and "GoldenEye".

Along the way, he's endured terrifying voodoo rituals, hundreds of rampaging rats, lesbian elephants, and the good, the bad and the ugly among the industry's actors, directors and producers including Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, Roger Moore, Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman, Richard Lester, George Lazenby and many others. Illustrated with many rare photos from Syd Cain's personal collection as well as the archives of the James Bond producers, this is a highly personal memoir that no movie lover will want to be without.

Above: Original sketch by Syd Cain for 007's magnetic buzz-saw Rolex watch in 'Live And Let Die'. The watch had to be adapted for the buzz saw feature by cutting the bezel's edges into sharp teeth and modified in order for it to rise to maximum height before spinning. It is activated by compressed air blown through a tube onto specially constructed vanes, causing the bezel to rise and rotate.

"Syd's book reminded me of the many fabulous times we had working together - an excellent read" - Roger Moore

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This book has been unavailable for several years, but MI6 has secured a batch of original first edition hardbacks signed by the late Syd Cain in 2002. He passed away in 2011 at the age of 93.

The rare autobiography is a hard-to-come-by classic, and is signed by the late legendary production designer, shipping today for £60 + P&P from www.sydcain.com


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Pages: 190
Dimensions: 18.7cm x 24.8cm x 1.6cm
ISBN: 9780954359904
Published: 16th November 2002
Language: English
Format: Hardback
Edition: First / Signed
Published By: GBU Publishing

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