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Interview with director Guy Hamilton about Vue Sur Bond

By: Anders Frejdh
Guy Hamilton interview
From Sweden With Love (Anders Frejdh) caught up with Guy Hamilton to hear his thoughts on Vue sur Bond in Quebec, Canada. (Guy is someone we love dearly, he is a great person with a lovely sense of humour.)

[FSWL:] What is your general opinion about the arrangements of the Vue Sur Bond event?
[Guy Hamilton:] Yes, I enjoyed my visit except for the nightmare flight out. 20 hours on my feet, time change, and expected to be bright and bushy-tailed a first morning press conference. I always like going to places that I haven't been to before, particularly interested in the French political connections.

What is your best personal memory from the event?
Main memory of waking up at dawn in my suite at the Frontenac on the 17th floor and looking out over the mist clearing over the icebergs floating down the river and out of another window the old Town. Magical.

Was it your first time in Quebec? What did you think of the city and its people?
The U.N is to be congratulated on having declared a city a worldwide treasure like Quebec. The town is small, the natives friendly, particularly if you speak French, and all new construction kept well away from the historical centre.

How did you experience the weekend and what did you think about attending the event?
Considering the lack of experience of the volunteers who devoted time and trouble to organizing the event, you can only be impressed by the results and hope they will be happy and satisfied. I don't think that any of us old Bondians are particularly keen on attending events but the charity element of this one really tipped the balance.

What do you think Harry Saltzman would have thought about the event and its purpose?
I think Harry S. would have been very proud of his daughter who was the main instigator of the event.

Will there be another opportunity to meet you again at any event in a near future?
As you know, I am a Norwegian fan because of my visits during the war, and just after, so that's one place you might get me to leave my sunny mountain lair.

Our sincere thanks to Guy Hamilton for sharing his thoughts on Vue sur Bond with us.

Photo above:
Guy Hamilton at the press conference opening the festivities February 24th. Photo: © 2006 From Sweden With Love.

For more about Guy Hamilton's film career, check out his IMDB profile.



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