I shrugged the memory of failure away. Everyone doesn’t have to live in a heap. Painters, writers, musicians are lonely people. So are statesmen and admirals and generals. But then, I added to be fair, so are criminals and lunatics. Let’s just say, not to be too flattering, that true individuals are lonely.
As no studio was big enough for the interior of Stromberg’s supertanker, and set designer Ken Adam did not want to repeat what he had done with SPECTRE’s volcano base in You Only Live Twice — “a workable but ultimately wasteful set” — construction began in March 1976 of a new sound stage at Pinewood, the 007 Stage, at a cost of $1.8 million. (x)