Guy Hamilton Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Guy Hamilton (1922-2016)

Interviewed by: Michael Apted

Versatile director Guy Hamilton (Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever) provides insight into his broad filmography which ranges from bleak war dramas to blithe romantic comedies, including four of the most iconic James Bond films. 

Guy Hamilton explains how using comic elements in the pre-credits scene in his Bond films sets the tone of the picture for the audience, and sends them off on a wild ride.

Hamilton discusses the importance of exotic locations to the success of the Bond franchise, and how he found the iconic islands in "The Man With The Golden Gun."

Hamilton recounts his first directing experience and how he was aided by crucial advice received from his mentor, director Carol Reed.