Saturday, May 23, 2015

Location and Effects: Watts and Field…Day 143 of Bond 365

Robert Watts
Born this day in 1938
Location Manager for You Only Live Twice

Robert Watts has worn many hats in the film industry however his foray into film was with You Only Live Twice in which he was the Location Manager. He worked twice more in that capacity for Billion Dollar Brain (1967) and The Adventurers (1970) before moving to Production Manager and later as Producer. He has worked with Stanley Kubrick on 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) as well as a couple of rather well known franchises: Star Wars (Episode IV, V, VI) and Indiana Jones.

Roy Field
Passed away this day in 2002
Visual Effects for Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Optical Cinematographer for Diamonds Are Forever, The Man with the Golden Gun

Roy Field got an excellent start in visual and special effects work with his association with the 1955 film The Quatermass Xperiment before moving onto Eon Productions, where he worked on eight James Bond films! Field worked on the Superman films where he won two awards for his effects, as well as the television films about Horatio Hornblower. He also worked with Jim Henson on a handful of his films, including one of my favorites, Labyrinth (1986). However, he also completed the effects for The Omen (1976), Clash of the Titans (1981) and The Keep (1983), an underrated film and soundtrack in my opinion.

Effects for The Man with the Golden Gun

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