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Maurice Binder

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Also Known As: Died: April 9, 1991
Born: December 4, 1918 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Film Production - Main ...


Producer (feature film)

Passage, The (1979)
A Basque guide tries to help an American family, the Bergsons, avoid the Nazis and escape occupied France via a snowy mountain pass.

Title Design (feature film)

Captive in the Land, A (1991)
A Soviet pilot and an American meteorologist struggle to survive after their plane crashes on the North Pole.
Mister Johnson (1990) as Titles
Set in West Africa in the 1920s, the story revolves around the relationship between a young British officer in charge of building a road between Northern and Southern Nigeria and a well educated black man acting as a liaison.
Licence to Kill (1989)
Drug lord Franz Sanchez exacts his brutal vengeance on Felix Leiter, the recently married friend James Bond (Agent 007). In defiant response, Bond resigns from the British Secret Service and begins a fierce vendetta against the master criminal. Bond won't be satisfied until Sanchez is defeated, and to accomplish this aim he allies himself with a beautiful pilot and Sanchez's sexy girlfriend. But Bond, relegated to outlaw status, must battle agents on both sides of the law as he discovers the horrifying extent of his prey's resources. In order to bring Sanchez down, Bond must survive a ferocious boat chase, a mid-air brawl over the landing gear of an out-of-control airplane, and a dramatic confrontation in the Mexican desert.
The Deceivers (1988)
A British tax collector tries to unmask a murderous Indian cult.
The Last Emperor (1987)
China's final emperor, Pu Yi, becomes a pawn of imperial forces, the invading Japanese and the Communist government.
Living Daylights, The (1987)
After James Bond (Agent 007) helps Russian officer Georgi Koskov make a daring defection to the West, the intelligence community is shocked when Koskov is abducted from his remote hiding place. Bond leaps into action, following a trail that leads to the gorgeous Kara, who plays Bond as easily as she plays her Stradivari cello. As they unravel a complex weapons scheme with global implications, they are forced into soaring chases, a dangerous jailbreak, and an epic battle in the Afghanistan desert with tanks, airplanes, and a legion of freedom fighters on horseback.
Shanghai Surprise (1986)
It is 1937 and Shanghai is under Japanese occupation. Walter Faraday, known as the Opium King and a supplier named Mei Gan battle over a valuable supply of the drug and Faraday is killed. A year later, missionary Gloria Tatlock comes in search of Faraday''s legendary opium to relieve the pain of injured soldiers. She and her fellow missionary need a street-wise man to help them in their quest and they engage the fortune hunter Glendon Wasey. The vulgar Wasey finds himself in a dangerous adventure with less than pious Tatlock and before long they both find themselves falling in love.
Max mon amour (1986)
A British diplomat's wife falls in love with a chimpanzee.
View To A Kill, A (1985) as Main Title Design
When James Bond (Agent 007) is sent to investigate a security leak at the high-tech Zorin Industries, he discovers a hotbed of murder and deception. The company's mysterious owner, Max Zorin has devised a plan to corner the world's microchip market--even if he has to kill millions to do it. But before Bond can stop Zorin, he must confront the madman's beautiful and deadly companion May Day. With help from the gorgeous Stacey, Bond launches an all-out assault on Zorin's deadly scheme, which leads to a treacherous duel against May Day on the upper spans of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Octopussy (1983) as Main Title Design
James Bond (Agent 007) must investigate the murder of a fellow agent who was clutching a priceless Faberge egg at the time of his death. The trail leads to the mysterious Octopussy, whose traveling circus features a company of gorgeous, athletic women. Bond and Octopussy share a passionate attraction, but soon 007 discovers that the elegant Kamal Khan is working with a mad Russian officer to hurl mankind into World War III. As Bond tries to stop the nightmarish scheme, his exploits include a tense chase through the streets of India, a deadly brawl on top of a speeding train, and a treacherous mid-air knife fight on an airplane wing.
Green Ice (1981)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
After a ship is sunk off the coast of Albania, the world's superpowers begin a feverish search for its valuable lost cargo: the powerful ATAC system, which will give the bearer unlimited control over Polaris nuclear submarines. As James Bond (Agent 007) joins the search, he suspects the suave Kristatos of seizing the device. The competition between nations grows more deadly by the moment, but Bond finds an ally in the beautiful Melina Havelock, who blames Kristatos for the death of her parents. Agent 007 navigates his way through passionate encounters and risky confrontations which draw him into a world of arduous challenge, including, automobile chases, underwater battles, a tour over razor-sharp coral reefs, and an assault on an imposing mountaintop fortress.
The Awakening (1980)
An archeologist discovers his daughter is possessed by the spirit of an Egyptian queen.
Sea Wolves, The (1980)
British intelligence is trying to solve the problem of German submarines attacking British merchant ships during World War II. Thousands of tons of goods are being lost, and it is believed that information is getting to the subs via a radio transmitter in one of three German ships in Portuguese Goa. Because Portugal is neutral in the war, the British forces cannot attack the ships, so a group of older British expatriates are called upon to do it for them.
Moonraker (1979)
When a U.S. space shuttle is stolen in a midair abduction, only James Bond (Agent 007) can find the evil genius responsible. The clues point to billionaire Hugo Drax, who has devised a scheme to destroy all human life on earth. As Bond races against time to stop Drax's evil plot, he joins forces with Dr. Holly Goodhead, a NASA scientist who is as beautiful as she is brilliant. And 007 needs all the help he can get, for Drax's henchman is none other than Bond's old nemesis Jaws, the indestructible steel-toothed giant. Their adventure leads them all the way to a colossal, orbiting space station, where the stage is set for an epic battle which will determine the fate of all mankind.
Brass Target (1978)
Gold thieves plot to assassinate General Patton in the days following World War II.
Spy who Loved Me, The (1977)
When a massive underwater craft abducts U.S. and Russian submarines, global tensions are heightened to the brink of war. In order to find the true culprit, James Bond (Agent 007) joins forces with beautiful Russian agent Anya Amasova. Together they follow a trail that leads to Karl Stromberg, a powerful shipping magnate who is implementing a horrific scheme for world domination. Bond struggles to foil the plot, but Stromberg has provided him with a most lethal adversary: Jaws, a seemingly indestructible steel-toothed giant. Agent 007's adventure takes him to the Egyptian pyramids, under the sea and to a mountaintop ski chase.
Shout at the Devil (1976)
Drunken Irish father in law (Lee Marvin) and English Son in Law (Roger Moore) take up the fight against the Kaiser's army in East Africa during World War One.
E'Lollipop (1975)
Live and Let Die (1973)
When James Bond (Agent 007) investigates the murders of three fellow agents, he soon finds himself a target, evading vicious assassins as he closes in on the powerful Kananga. Known on the streets as "Mr. Big," Kananga is coordinating a globally threatening scheme using tons of self-produced heroin. As Bond tries to unravel the mastermind's plan, he meets Solitaire, the beautiful Tarot card reader whose magical gifts are crucial to the crime lord. Bond works his own magic on her, and embarks on a series of adventures, involving voodoo, hungry crocodiles and turbo-charged speedboats.

Visual Effects (feature film)

Final Countdown, The (1980)
Cold war era aircraft carrier is transported back to December 6, 1941 through a time warp.
Young Winston (1972) as Main title des
The young Winston Churchill overcomes a bad family life and early military mistakes to launch his political career.
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) as Main title des
James Bond fights diamond smugglers and blackmailers in Las Vegas.
The Grass Is Greener (1961) as Main title des
Impoverished aristocrats consider splitting up to pursue wealthy spouses.
Once More, With Feeling! (1960) as Main title des
In order to seek a public divorce, a symphony conductor and his harpist wife must first be legally married.
Surprise Package (1960) as Main title des
A deported gangster sends back to the U.S. for money, but his corrupt associates send him a beautiful woman instead.
The Mouse That Roared (1959) as Titles des
An impoverished nation declares war on the U.S. hoping to lose and score foreign aid.
The Young Philadelphians (1959) as Main title des
A young lawyer from the wrong side of town tries to break into society.
Damn Yankees (1958) as Main title des
Film adaptation of the George Abbott Broadway musical about a Washington Senators fan who makes a pact with the Devil to help his baseball team win the league pennant.
Indiscreet (1958) as Title credits des
A tycoon pretends to be married while courting a beautiful actress.
The James Dean Story (1957) as Titles des
Film and television clips capture the career of the charismatic star who died tragically young.

Art Department (feature film)

Return to the River Kwai (1989)
An escape-adventure story about World War II prisoners of war.
King David (1985) as Graphic Design
The biblical story of David's involvements with Saul, Goliath and Bathsheba.
Oxford Blues (1984) as Graphics Design
A young American guy scrounges the money to buy himself an education at Oxford, where he falls for an aristocratic young woman and rises to become the star of the crew team.
Final Option, The (1982)
Lewis Collins, Judy Davis, Richard Widmark, Robert Webber, Edward Woodward, Tony Doyle, Ingrid Pitt. An agent for Britain''s Special Air Services infiltrates a group of international terrorists who are plotting to seize the American Embassy in London. Although he receives third billing, Richard Widmark''s role, as the U.S. Secretary of State, is practically a cameo. Based on the novel THE TIPTOE BOYS by George Markstein.
Sea Wolves, The (1980)
British intelligence is trying to solve the problem of German submarines attacking British merchant ships during World War II. Thousands of tons of goods are being lost, and it is believed that information is getting to the subs via a radio transmitter in one of three German ships in Portuguese Goa. Because Portugal is neutral in the war, the British forces cannot attack the ships, so a group of older British expatriates are called upon to do it for them.
Little Night Music, A (1977)
Fredrik EGerman is very happy in his marriage to a seventeen-year-old virgin, Anne. Only she's been a virgin for the whole eleven months of the marriage, and being a bit restless, Fredrik goes to see an old flame, the famous actress Desiree Armfeldt. Desiree is getting tired of her life, and is thinkin of settling down, and sets her sights on Fredrik, despite his marriage, and her own married lover Count Carl-Magnus. She gets her mother to invite the EGermans to her country estate for the weekend. But when Carl-Magnus and his wife Charlotte appear, too, things begin to get farcical (Send in the Clowns), and the night must smile for the third time before all the lovers are united.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Brotherly Love (1970) as Main titles
A woman''''s marriage is destroyed by her incestuous relationship with her brother.
Wuthering Heights (1970) as Main titles
The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff becomes companion and soulmate to Hindley's sister, Catherine. After her parents die, Cathy and Heathcliff grow up wild and free on the Moors and despite the continued enmity between Hindley and Heathcliff they're happy-- until Cathy meets Edgar Linton, the son of a wealthy neighbor.
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) as Main titles
The legendary sleuth becomes involved with a mysterious French woman while investigating the Loch Ness monster.
Battle of Britain (1969) as Main titles
England defends itself against the Nazi Blitz.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) as Main title des
When his usual intelligence sources fail, James Bond (Agent 007) enlists the aid of crime boss Draco to track down Ernst Stavro Blofeld, head of the evil SPECTRE organization. The trail leads to the mountains of Switzerland, where Bond goes undercover in Blofeld's hi-tech headquarters. He encounters a bevy of seductive women, but none more beautiful than Draco's daughter, Tracy, who wins 007 over with her fervent independence, caustic wit and love of adventure. Bond pledges his eternal devotion to her, but there are more immediate concerns: Blofeld is poised to unleash horrific germ warfare weaponry that will endanger every living thing on earth. Bond's adventures hurl him through artillery-laden ski pursuits, and a dramatic avalanche drive.
Staircase (1969) as Main titles
Homosexual lovers face age and society's disapproval together.
The Magus (1968) as Main titles
An English teacher arrives on a sleepy Greek island to take up a vacant teaching post. The last man to hold the post committed suicide under mysterious circumstances. Slowly but surely, he is drawn into a bizarre game engineered by a reclusive local magician. The deeper into the game he is drawn, the more he senses danger... yet cannot seem to untangle himself from the fascinating and compelling influence that the game is having on his mind.
A Matter of Innocence (1968) as Main titles
Miss Poly decides to spend a few months with her wealthy spinster aunt as a traveling companion. While in India her Aunt's demise leaves her alone to persue her freedom and explore an arms length romance with a local boy. Tender, fun loving, and poetic representation of that transition from youth to young womanhood.
Two for the Road (1967) as Titles
A married couple''''s relationship rises and falls during a series of European trips.
Eye of the Devil (1967) as Main title des
A French nobleman deserts his wife because of an ancient family secret.
You Only Live Twice (1967) as Main titles
James Bond investigates a series attacks in space that could lead to nuclear war.
The Taming of the Shrew (1967) as Main title graphics
A fortune hunter agrees to wed a temperamental woman so his friend can court her sister.
The Day the Fish Came Out (1967) as Title des
A cautionary tale. A plane carrying a weapon more dangerous than a nuclear weapon goes down near Greece. To prevent panic, the officials go in dressed as tourists (who are dressed so casually that the pilots assume that they are all gay). The pilots are not to make themselves known and can't contact the rescue team. The secrecy causes a comedy of errors including the desolate Greek Isle deciding that since tourists have now arrived, they have to become touristy.
Bedazzled (1967) as Main titles
A short-order cook makes a deal with the Devil to win a beautiful waitress.
Fathom (1967) as Main title seq
In Europe with a U.S. team, skydiver Fathom Harvill is approached by a Scottish colonel working for a top-secret Western agency. He's after a vital lost atomic device, and wants her to parachute into a house occupied by some Red Chinese to help get the thing back. Apart from all this there is a predatory continental doctor on his yacht to take account of. Fathom soon realises none of this is as it seems, but can she fathom the truth out?
After the Fox (1966) as Main titles
A notorious con man poses as a film director to front a major caper.
The Chase (1966) as Main titles
A convict's escape ignites passions in his hometown.
Promise Her Anything (1966) as Main title des
A single mother must choose between two suitors.
Kaleidoscope (1966) as Main title des
A pretty girl lures a luckless gambler into a dangerous poker game.
Arabesque (1966) as Main title des
A university professor gets mixed up with international spies and a two-timing woman.
Thunderball (1965) as Main title des
James Bond hunts for stolen nuclear warheads in the Bahamas.
Circle of Love (1965) as Main titles
Circular tale of lovers in Vienna in which characters from one tryst lead into the next one and so forth.
Young Cassidy (1965) as Main titles
True story of playwright Sean O'Casey's involvement with the Irish rebellion of 1910.
The Long Ships (1964) as Prologue and main titles
Viking seamen battle a Moorish prince for possession of a golden bell.
Of Human Bondage (1964) as Graphic des
A medical student risks his future when he falls for a low-class waitress.
The 7th Dawn (1964) as Main titles
A World War II veteran stays behind in Malaya to fight off Communist insurgents.
Stolen Hours (1963) as Main titles
An American heiress with an incurable disease falls in love with her surgeon.
Sodom and Gomorrah (1963) as Prologue & main title des
Lot and the Hebrews become involved in a Helamite plan to take over the rich sinful cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Dr. No (1963) as Main titles
James Bond uncovers a plot to end the U.S. space program.
The Mouse on the Moon (1963) as Main title des
A small European nation launches a space program using the local wine as rocket fuel.
I Could Go On Singing (1963) as Titles
An American singing star in London tries to reclaim the son she gave up for adoption.
Reach for Glory (1963) as Title des
A young British boy finds himself drawn to a Jewish refugee during World War II.
The Road to Hong Kong (1962) as Main titles
A pair of con men get mixed up in international intrigue and the space race.
Cry Danger (1951) as Asst to prod
An innocent ex-con sets out to find the real criminals.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Dracula (1979) as Visual Consultant
When a schooner is wrecked off Whitby the only survivor is Count Dracula who has arrived with large amounts of Transylvanian soil to take up residence in Carfax Abbey. He makes friends with Dr Seward who runs the local asylum and with his daughter Lucy, her friend Mina, and with Jonathan Harker, Lucy's solicitor fiance. But almost immediately, Mina dies from loss of blood, and just possibly this may not be a coincidence.

Title Design (TV Mini-Series)

If Tomorrow Comes (1986)
Madolyn Smith and Tom Berenger are a pair of romantically entwined international jewel thieves in this slickly produced three-part adaptation by Carmen Culver of Sidney Sheldon's best-selling novel, filmed in Los Angeles, New Orleans, London, Nice, Cannes, Cap Ferrat and Amsterdam. Richard Kiley is

Title Design (TV Mini-Series)

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