Saturday, 21 June 2014

007 Director: Val Guest

Who: Val Guest
Born: 11 December 1911, London, England
Died: 10 May 2006, Palm Springs, California, USA(2006-05-10)

Val Guest was a British film director, best known for his science-fiction films for Hammer Film Productions in the 1950s, but who also enjoyed a long, varied and active career in the film industry from the early 1930s up until the early 1980s.

Val Guest´s 007 production:

Co-director with:
Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish and Richard Talmadge (uncredited).
"Casino Royale" (1967)

Val Guest(additional sequences) (scenes with Woody Allen and additional scenes with David Niven)
Ken Hughes: (as Kenneth Hughes) (Berlin scenes)
John Huston: (scenes at Sir James Bond's house) (castle in Scotland scenes)
Joseph McGrath: (scenes with Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress and Orson Welles)
Robert Parrish: (scenes with Peter Sellers and Orson Welles)
Richard Talmadge: (Casino Royale finale) (uncredited)

James Bond: 1967
Val Guest was one of several directors to work on the spoof James Bond film "Casino Royale" (1967). After the early departure of Peter Sellers from the project, producer Charles K. Feldman asked Guest if he would direct linking material to make what was left uncompleted a coherent narrative. Feldman initially wanted Guest to be given the credit of 'Supervising Director', but when Guest saw the finished product, he opted for an 'Additional Sequences' credit instead.

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