Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
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Story

James Bond wordt naar Amsterdam gestuurd, met als opdracht een kartel van diamantensmokkelaars op te rollen. In Las vegas wordt hij geconfronteerd met het moordzuchtige duo Mr.Kidd en Mr.Wint die hem zo snel mogelijk uit de weg willen ruimen. Pas later komt hij erachter wie zijn echte vijand is. Zijn aartsvijand Blofeld. Bondgirls bij uitstek zijn hier Miss Tifany Case en Plenty O'Toole.

Cast

Sean Connery ------------ James Bond
Jill St. John ----------- Tiffany Case
Charles Gray ------------ Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Lana Wood --------------- Plenty O'Toole
Jimmy Dean -------------- Willard Whyte
Bruce Cabot ------------- Bert Saxby
Lois Maxwell ------------ Miss Moneypenny
Norman Burton ----------- Felix Leiter
Joseph Fürst ------------ Dr. Metz
Bruce Glover ------------ Mr. Wint
Putter Smith ------------ Mr. Kidd
Laurence Naismith ------- Sir Donald Munger
David Bauer ------------- Morton Slumber
Desmond Llewelyn -------- Q
Bernard Lee ------------- M
Leonard Barr ------------ Shady Tree
Margaret Lacey ---------- Mrs. Whistler
Joe Robinson ------------ Peter Franks
David de Keyser --------- Doctor
John Abineri ------------ Airline Representative
Ray Baker --------------- Helicopter Pilot
Ed Bishop --------------- Klaus Hergersheimer
Nicky Blair ------------- Doorman
Larry J. Blake ---------- Water Balloon Game Barker-Operator
Edward Call ------------- Maxie
George Lane ------------- Cooper SPECTRE Agent
Dick Crockett ----------- Crane Operator
Catherine Deeney -------- Welfare Worker
Gary Dubin -------------- Boy
Clifford Earl ----------- Immigration Officer
Mark Elwes -------------- Sir Donald's Secretary
Brinsley Forde ---------- Houseboy
Constantine Gregory ----- Aide to Metz
Sid Haig ---------------- Slumber Inc. Attendant
David Healy ------------- Vandenburg Launch Director
Karl Held --------------- Agent
Bill Hutchinson --------- Moon Crater Controller
Janos Kurucz ------------ Aide to Metz
Lola Larson ------------- Bambi
Max Latimer ------------- Blofeld's Double
Connie Mason ------------ Dame in het Whyte House
Debbie Letteau ---------- Meisje op de hoek
Marc Lawrence ----------- Slumber Inc. Attendant
Frank Mann -------------- Moon Crater Guard
Don Messick ------------- Announcer at Circus Circus
Burt Metcalfe ----------- Maxwell
Johnny Miller ----------- Gunman
Frank Olegario ---------- Man in Fez
Trina Parks ------------- Thumper
Denise Perrier ---------- Marie
Valerie Perrine --------- Shady Tree's Acorn
Shane Rimmer ------------ Tom
Henry Rowland ----------- Dr. Tynan, Dentist
Gordon Ruttan ----------- Vandenburg Aide
Jay Sarno --------------- Sideshow Barker
Tom Steele -------------- W Technologies Gate Guard
Michael Valente --------- Slumber Inc. Attendant
E.J. 'Tex' -------------- Young Craps Dealer
Brinsley Forde ---------- Joshua, houseboy
Leeroy Hollis ----------- Las Vegas Police Captain

Directed

Guy Hamilton

Writing credits

Ian Fleming ------------- novel
Richard Maibaum --------- screenplay
Tom Mankiewicz ---------- screenplay

Produced

Albert R. Broccoli ------ producer
Harry Saltzman ---------- producer
Stanley Sopel ----------- associate producer

Original Music

John Barry -------------- music arranger
Shirley Bassey ---------- title song singer
Don Black --------------- lyricist
Monty Norman ------------ James Bond theme

Cinematography

Ted Moore

Film Editing

Bert Bates 
John W. Holmes

Production Design

Ken Adam

Set Decoration

John P. Austin
Peter Lamont

Art Direction

Bill Kenney 
Jack Maxsted

Art Department

Ron Quelch -------------- production buyer
John Chisholm ----------- prop man

Costume Design

Donfeld ----------------- Miss St. John's costumes

Production Management

Milton Feldman ---------- production manager
Claude Hudson ----------- production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Derek Cracknell --------- assistant director 
Jerome M. Siegel -------- assistant director 
Raymond Becket ---------- third assistant director
Richard Jenkins --------- second assistant director

Sound Department

Christopher Lancaster --- dubbing editor 
Teddy Mason ------------- dubbing editor 
Gordon K. McCallum ------ dubbing mixer
John W. Mitchell -------- sound recordist
Al Overton -------------- sound recordist 
Jim Shields ------------- dubbing editor

Special Effects

Les Hillman ------------- special effects
Whitey McMahon ---------- special effects
Roy Field --------------- optical cinematography

Visual Effects

Wally Veevers ----------- visual effects 
Albert Whitlock --------- visual effects

Stunts

Paul Baxley  ------------ stunt arranger
Bob Simmons ------------- stunt arranger
Craig R. Baxley --------- stunts
Paul Baxley ------------- stunts
Lightning Bear ---------- stunt driver
Johnny Bossle ----------- stunt driver
Monty Bossle ------------ stunt driver
Buzz Bundy -------------- stunts
Richard E. Butler ------- stunt double
Dennis Camsey ----------- stunts
George Lane Cooper ------ stunt: Blofeld Goon in pre-title sequence
George Lane Cooper ------ stunts
Gerry Crampton ---------- stunt double
Leslie Crawford --------- stunts
Everett Creach ---------- stunts
Dick Crockett ----------- stunts
Bill Cummings ----------- stunts
Nick Dimitri ------------ stunts
Eddie Eddon ------------- stunts
Bud Ekins --------------- stunts
Patty Elder ------------- stunts
Donna Garrett ----------- stunts
Reg Harding ------------- stunts
Orwin C. Harvey --------- stunt double: high fall from oil rig
Bob Herron -------------- stunts
Bill Hickman ------------ stunts
Jazzer Jeyes ------------ stunts
Max Latimer ------------- stunt double for Charles Gray
George Leech ------------ stunts
Jimmy Lodge ------------- stunts
Carey Loftin ------------ stunt driver
Johnny Miller ----------- stunts
Victor Paul ------------- stunts
Eddie Powell ------------ stunts
Nosher Powell ----------- stunts
Glenn Randall Jr. ------- stunts
Doug Robinson ----------- stunts
George Robotham --------- stunts
Ronnie Rondell Jr. ------ stunts
Wally Rose -------------- stunts
Fred Scheiwiller -------- stunts
Alex Sharp -------------- stunts
Jack Sholomir ----------- stunts
Bob Simmons ------------- stunts
Tom Steele -------------- stunts
Roy Street -------------- stunts
Fred Stromsoe ----------- stunts
Jerry Summers ----------- stunts
Chuck Waters ------------ stunts
Chris Webb -------------- stunts
Joe Williams ------------ stunt driver

Other crew

John Barry -------------- conductor
Maurice Binder
---------- title designer
Elsa Fennell
------------ wardrobe supervisor
Bernard Hanson
---------- location manager
Bill Johnson
------------ camera operator
Bob Kindred
------------- camera operator
Del Ross
---------------- continuity
Eddie Saeta
------------- location manager
Elaine Schreyeck
-------- continuity
Ted Tetrick
------------- wardrobe supervisor
Harold E. Wellman
------- camera operator: second unit
Jim Danforth
------------ animator
Sidney Margo
------------ music contractor

World Premiere

17 December 1971 in Los Angeles, USA

US Release Datum

30 december 1971

Europese Release Data

Denemarken -------------- 17 december 1971
Finland ----------------- 25 december 1971
Zweden ------------------ 20 december 1971
Duitsland --------------- 14 december 1971
Noorwegen --------------- 26 december 1971
Frankrijk --------------- 20 december 1971
Engeland ---------------- 30 december 1971

Box Office inkomsten

116 miljoen Dollar

TV Premiere

12 september 1975 op ABC Televison

Speelduur

115 Minuten

Gadgets

  • Boobytrap in de binnenzak van Bond zijn vest
  • Nep vingerafdrukken
  • Piton geweer
  • Gadget om gok automaten te omzeilen
  • Stem patroon vervormer
  • Ballon om zich over het water te verplaatsen

Film locaties

  • Pinewood Studios in Londen
  • De haven van Dover in Engeland
  • De Kanalen van Amsterdam in Nederland
  • Huis van Tiffany aan de Reguliersgracht 36,Amsterdam in Nederland
  • LAX Internationale Luchthaven van Los Angeles,USA
  • Palm Springs in California,USA
  • Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas,USA
  • Universal Studio's Parkeerplaats
  • Circus Hotel in Las Vegas,USA
  • International Hotel in Las Vegas,USA
  • Pabco Gypsum in Las Vegas,USA
  • The Palm Mortuary and Cemetary in Henderson, Nevada
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