The James Bond Files " VFX, Miniatures and matte painting"


You Only Live Twice  (1967)

Directed by Lewis Gilbert
Cinematography by Freddie Young
Production Design by Ken Adam
Special Effects by  John Stears  Albert Luxford
Visual Effects by Cliff Culley (matte artist)/ Roy Field (visual effects)

The steel curtain at the top of the Volacano set was done by Culley. He painted the steel door onto glass plates which were incorporated frame by frame into the film.
From the book "Albert J. Luxford, the gimmick man"

Cliff Culley very kindly showed  some of the many glass paintings he had done, to journalist Gary Giblin at Pinewood Studios in February of 1996.