Maurice binder

I am new to the forum and still finding my way around so forgive me if this has been discussed elsewhere. Maurice binders contribution to the Bond franchise was huge, he was born in New york 1918 and died of lung cancer in 1991. His title sequences are instantly recognisable with the lovely ladies and the avid use of silhouette imagery, in his own words he explained how the iconic gunbarrel sequence was devised in just 20 minutes whilst on his way to a production meeting with Broccoli and Saltzman by simply using white price stickers and having blood run down the screen. Binder worked on all but two of the Bond films prior to Goldeneye when he was succeeded by Daniel kleinman. He did not work on From russia with love or Goldfinger when Robert brownjohn took the reins.
Outside of the Bond franchise Binder worked on many other films including The mouse that roared, The battle of britain and The billion dollar brain. All of his titles were memorable but i think my personal favourite was You only live twice, despite looking a bit like a Bond villain himself he was apparently a lovely fella and unequaled in his field.
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  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 3,905MI6 Agent
    Maurice Binder was at a reception I attended in the 80’s, unfortunately the opportunity to speak to him never arose :#

    His legacy is part of Bond folklore.

    His titles for The Wild Geese are really good too.
    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 1,809MI6 Agent
    Agree CoolHandBond, the opening titles to The Wild Geese are great. Good song and fab film!
    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 3,905MI6 Agent
    Agree CoolHandBond, the opening titles to The Wild Geese are great. Good song and fab film!

    Yes, totally agree with that TRK, Joan Armatrading’s “Flight Of The Wild Geese” is a magnificent, haunting song.

    In fact, The Wild Geese is my favourite Roger Moore film. I have watched it countless times.
    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,757MI6 Agent
    The Wild Geese is a movie adaption of Henrik Ibsen's play "The wild duck", of course. :v
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 1,809MI6 Agent
    Agree CoolHandBond, the opening titles to The Wild Geese are great. Good song and fab film!

    Yes, totally agree with that TRK, Joan Armatrading’s “Flight Of The Wild Geese” is a magnificent, haunting song.

    In fact, The Wild Geese is my favourite Roger Moore film. I have watched it countless times.

    The ending gets me every time..
    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,064MI6 Agent
    Agree CoolHandBond, the opening titles to The Wild Geese are great. Good song and fab film!

    Yes, totally agree with that TRK, Joan Armatrading’s “Flight Of The Wild Geese” is a magnificent, haunting song.

    In fact, The Wild Geese is my favourite Roger Moore film. I have watched it countless times.

    'Me too!'

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    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,055Chief of Staff

    'Me too!'

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    :)) :)) :)) Oh well done! :D
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