The Film Doctor team send our love to the family, friends and spirit of Guy Hamilton, the director of classic Bond films ‘Goldfinger’, ‘Diamonds Are Forever’, ‘Live and Let Die’ and ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’.
Guy came up as an assistant director working on such other classics as ‘Anna Karenina’, ‘The Third Man’ and ‘The African Queen’ before moving into directing for one of the biggest British franchises in film history.
On assistant directing Guy had this to say: “The trick, I discovered, was not to be an assistant director, but to be the director’s assistant. There are certain things the director is not interested in doing and you have to cover for those, while watching very carefully for the things he cares passionately about. In this way, you become very valuable to him, because you sense his needs.”
The legend passed away at 93, according to BBC News.