|Born||7 August 1914|
Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
|Died||1987 (aged 72–73)|
Surrey, England, U.K.
|Nationality|| South African |
|Occupation||Cinematographer, camera operator|
Ted Moore, BSC (7 August 1914 – 1987) was a South African-British cinematographer known for his work on seven of the James Bond films in the 1960s and early 1970s. He won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on Fred Zinnemann's A Man for All Seasons, and two BAFTA Awards for Best Cinematography for A Man for All Seasons and From Russia with Love.
Born in South Africa, Moore moved to Great Britain at the age of sixteen, where from 1942 he served in the Royal Air Force during World War II. As a qualified pilot, he flew as a cameraman in DH Mosquitoes with the "Pinewood Military Film Unit" filming their bomber operations(2). During the war he joined the film unit and began honing his craft.
After serving as a camera operator on such films as The African Queen , The Red Beret , Hell Below Zero , and The Black Knight , he was given the cinematography job for 1956's High Flight , set among a familiar scene for Moore, the Royal Air Force.
He worked on a number of films for Irving Allen and Albert R. Broccoli's Warwick Films, including Cockleshell Heroes , Zarak , Johnny Nobody and No Time to Die , as well as their more high-minded 1960 production The Trials of Oscar Wilde .
In 1962 Broccoli and director Terence Young chose him as the cinematographer for an adaptation of Ian Fleming's Dr. No . Moore would go on to make another six Bond films; From Russia with Love (for which he won a BAFTA award), Goldfinger , Thunderball , Diamonds Are Forever ,Live and Let Die , and portions of The Man with the Golden Gun , on which he was replaced due to illness by Oswald Morris.
In addition, Moore won a BAFTA and an Oscar for his camerawork for 1967's Best Picture, A Man for All Seasons , becoming the first South African to win an Academy Award.[ citation needed ] He also worked on the 1962 cult classic The Day of the Triffids , The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie , The Golden Voyage of Sinbad , Orca , and Clash of the Titans .
Moore died in 1987.
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The Best of Bond...James Bond is the title of various compilation albums of music used in the James Bond films made by Eon Productions up to that time. The album was originally released in 1992 as The Best of James Bond, as a one-disc compilation and a two-disc 30th Anniversary Limited Edition compilation with songs that had, at that point, never been released to the public. The single disc compilation was later updated four times in 1999, 2002, 2008, and 2012. The 2008 version was augmented with the addition of a DVD featuring music videos and a documentary. Another two-disc edition, this time containing 50 tracks for the 50th anniversary of the franchise, was released in 2012.
John Barry Prendergast, was an English composer and conductor of film music and films.
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Albert Romolo Broccoli, nicknamed "Cubby", was an American film producer who made more than 40 motion pictures throughout his career. Most of the films were made in the United Kingdom and often filmed at Pinewood Studios. Co-founder of Danjaq, LLC and Eon Productions, Broccoli is most notable as the producer of many of the James Bond films. He and Harry Saltzman saw the films develop from relatively low-budget origins to large-budget, high-grossing extravaganzas, and Broccoli's heirs continue to produce new Bond films.
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Richard Maibaum was an American film producer, playwright and screenwriter in the United States best known for his screenplay adaptations of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels.
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Bob Simmons was an English actor and stunt man, best known for his work in many British-made films, most notably the James Bond series.
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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to James Bond:
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2. "Mosquitopanik!", Pen and Sword, London (2004), pp. 65-66.