Thursday, July 17, 2014

Willy Bogner Film: Skiing Hawaii

A Willy Bogner Film

From "Ski Fascination" to "Fire and Ice" to the exciting action scenes in four "James Bond" movies: As of the early 1960th Willy Bogner is a successful cinematographer, director and producer. Bogner was honored with the "Bambi" as well as the "Bavarian Film Award". The Willy Bogner Film archive consists of about 40 movies, produced in more than 50 years.
Bogner teamed up with elite downhill snow skier Chuck Patterson for this amazing video.

Willy Bogner was born in Munich in 1942. Bogner took part in the Winter Olympics in 1960 and in 1964, won several titles at the German Youth Championship at the age of 16 or even earlier, and was the very first German to win the famous "Lauberhorn ski race" at the age of 17.
Willy Bogner entered the family business in 1972 – 40 years after its foundation in 1932. He expanded the company after his father’s death in 1977 continuously to one of the most established lifestyle labels in the world.
As of the late 1960th Willy Bogner devoted himself to another new challenge: He founded the film production "Willy Bogner Film GmbH" in 1968 and is well-reputed as one of the world’s best camera men on skis until today. He worked as cinematographer, director, actor, producer and screenwriter and took part in the production of almost 40 movies. Bogner was responsible for the skiing scenes in four James Bond movies (e.g. “On Her Majesty's Secret Service“ and “The Spy, Who loved Me“) as cinematographer und director. In 1987 he was honored with the Bavarian Film Award for the most successful German sports movie "Fire and Ice".

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