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I started work on that at Fox, and I came up with a sort of second environment, I mean first of all I used IMAX for, you know, the screen and so on. And, I also talked to NASA about... and they showed me their space cameras, which believe it or not were not bigger than this, and cylindrical almost, and, you know, from a few million miles away they could come up with a 10 by eight still every 40 minutes, I mean... And I said, ‘Children, you know, we have these gigantic...’ ‘Well, we would like to work with the film industry, it would help our budget’, and so on. They advised me on one or two things.

Sir Kenneth Adam (1921-2016), OBE, born Klaus Hugo Adam, was a production designer famous for his set designs for the James Bond films of the 1960s and 1970s. Initially, he trained as an architect in London, but in October 1943, he became one of only two German-born fighter pilots to fly with the RAF in wartime. He joined 609 Squadron where he flew the Hawker Typhoon fighter bomber. After the war, he entered the film industry, initially as a draughtsman on This Was a Woman. His portfolio of work includes Barry Lyndon and The Madness of King George; he won an Oscar for both films. Having a close relationship with Stanley Kubrick, he also designed the set for the iconic war room in Dr Strangelove. Sir Ken Adam was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003.

Listeners: Christopher Sykes

Christopher Sykes is an independent documentary producer who has made a number of films about science and scientists for BBC TV, Channel Four, and PBS.

Tags: 20th Century Fox

Duration: 1 minute, 9 seconds

Date story recorded: December 2010 and January 2011

Date story went live: 18 November 2011