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Binder, Maurice (1925-1991)

Title Designer

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Maurice Binder (born in New York in 1925) was chiefly known for designing the title graphics of the Bond films, beginning with Dr No (d. Terence Young, 1962) and ending with Licence to Kill (d. John Glen, 1989), and arousing state-of-the-art stylistic expectations.

The 60-plus films whose titles he designed also included high comedy (The Grass is Greener, US, d. Stanley Donen, 1960), period pieces (Of Human Bondage, d. Bryan Forbes/Ken Hughes, 1964; The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, d. Billy Wilder, 1970) and wartime adventures (Battle of Britain, d. Guy Hamilton, 1969; The Sea Wolves, d. Andrew V. McLaglen, 1980, UK/Switz/US). He was a leader in his field.

Brian McFarlane, Encyclopedia of British Film

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Thumbnail image of Diamonds Are Forever (1971)Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

James Bond investigates a plan to hold the world to ransom

Thumbnail image of Dr. No (1962)Dr. No (1962)

James Bond goes on a mission to Jamaica, and a legend is born

Thumbnail image of Live and Let Die (1973)Live and Let Die (1973)

James Bond returns to the Caribbean, to investigate a voodoo plot

Thumbnail image of Living Daylights, The (1987)Living Daylights, The (1987)

The first of Timothy Dalton's two James Bond films

Thumbnail image of Man with the Golden Gun, The (1974)Man with the Golden Gun, The (1974)

James Bond becomes the target of a professional assassin

Thumbnail image of Moonraker (1979)Moonraker (1979)

James Bond investigates the disappearance of a space shuttle

Thumbnail image of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

George Lazenby plays Bond in one of the series' most underrated entries

Thumbnail image of Repulsion (1965)Repulsion (1965)

Terrifying psychological thriller about a mentally disturbed young woman

Thumbnail image of Spy Who Loved Me, The (1977)Spy Who Loved Me, The (1977)

James Bond goes on the trail of a stolen nuclear submarine

Thumbnail image of Thunderball (1965)Thunderball (1965)

James Bond goes to Miami in search of stolen nuclear bombs

Thumbnail image of You Only Live Twice (1967)You Only Live Twice (1967)

James Bond goes to Japan to investigate the theft of spacecraft

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