Adam, Lamont, Cameron, Gassner to be honored
The James Bond franchise’s four key production designers will receive the Cinematic Imagery Award at the Feb. 2 Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design kudos.Ken Adam, Peter Lamont, Allan Cameron and Dennis Gassner will be honored at the ceremony. “For 50 years the Bond films have entertained and inspired us with their audacious sense of style, imagination and sophistication,” ADG Council chair John Shaffner said. “Their visual mastery of detail are to design what ‘shaken not stirred’ is to the creation of the perfect dry Martini.” Previous recipients of the honor recognizing “those whose body of work in the film industry has richly enhanced the visual aspects of the moviegoing experience” include Bill Taylor, Syd Dutton, Warren Beatty, Allen Daviau, Clint Eastwood, Blake Edwards, Terry Gilliam, Ray Harryhausen, Norman Jewison, John Lasseter, George Lucas, Frank Oz, Steven Spielberg, Robert S. Wise and Zhang Yimou and the principal team behind the Harry Potter films. Nominations for the competitive ADG awards will be revealed Jan. 3.