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John Glen is a Director, Author and Editor British born on 15 may 1932 at Sunbury-on-Thames (United-kingdom)

John Glen

John Glen
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 15 may 1932 (87 years) at Sunbury-on-Thames (United-kingdom)

John Glen (born 15 May 1932 in Sunbury-on-Thames) is an English film director, film editor, and author. He is best known for his directorial and editing work on eight James Bond films from the 1960s to the 1980s.

Biography

Il débute en 1947 comme coursier dans les studios de Shepperton. Par la suite il travaille dans les salles de montage et est embauché par les studios Nettleford et Beaconsfield. Il travaille d'abord comme monteur sur des documentaires, puis pour des séries télévisées, comme Destination Danger, dans lesquelles il s'occupe surtout des scènes d'action. Il réalise aussi un épisode de L'Homme à la valise.

En 1969, il devient monteur et assistant réalisateur pour Au service secret de Sa Majesté, puis pour L'Espion qui m'aimait en 1977 et Moonraker en 1979. Là encore il s'occupe surtout des scènes d'action et des cascades : on lui doit en partie la poursuite en bobsleigh d'Au service secret de Sa Majesté et le saut en parachute à skis de L'Espion qui m'aimait.

Durant les années 1970, il travaille aussi comme monteur pour quelques films — c'est le cas avec Retraite mortelle en 1972 — et toujours comme assistant réalisateur, entre autres pour Les Oies sauvages et Superman en 1978.

En 1981, il convainc le producteur Albert R. Broccoli de le laisser réaliser Rien que pour vos yeux. Il commence alors à collaborer avec le scénariste Michael G. Wilson. John Glen a réalisé tous les James Bond « officiels » des années 1980 (Jamais plus jamais, réalisé par Irvin Kershner en 1983, est le seul film de James Bond à ne pas avoir été produit par EON Productions). Ses films de James Bond sont connus pour leurs cascades et scènes d'action spectaculaires pour l'époque.

À partir des années 1990, il ne réalise plus de James Bond et sa carrière s'essouffle. En 1991, il réalise Aigle de fer III, puis, l'année suivante, Christophe Colomb : La découverte, qui ne connut pas le succès. En 1995, il réalise quelques épisodes de la série télévisée britannique Space Precinct. Son dernier film date de 2001. Il s'agit de The Point Men, avec Christophe Lambert.

Best films

Superman (1978)
(Director)
Moonraker (1979)
(Director)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
(Director)
The Living Daylights (1987)
(Director)
Octopussy (1983)
(Director)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
(Director)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Glen (24 films)

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Director

The Point Men, 1h30
Directed by John Glen
Origin Luxembourg
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism
Actors Christopher Lambert, Maryam d'Abo, Kerry Fox, Vincent Regan, Cal MacAninch, Donald Sumpter
Rating44% 2.2123052.2123052.2123052.2123052.212305
Une équipe de la légion étrangère israélienne élimine les membres d'un groupe de terroristes palestiniens dirigés par un leader particulièrement dangereux, Amar Kamil. Au moment où ils parviennent à l'avoir lui dans leur collimateur, cela se révèle un piège, dont le filet va petit à petit se resserrer sur eux. Mais ce terroriste qui les assassine un à un pour se venger est lui-même épaulé par un réseau de mafia russe constitué d'anciens officiers du KGB qui ne voit pas d'un très bon œil la dilapidation des fonds confiés… et réclame l'exécution d'une mission qui va le conduire à devoir tuer son demi-frère… pour compromettre le processus de paix…
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery, 2h
Directed by Brian W. Cook, John Glen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Biography, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Marlon Brando, Georges Corraface, Rachel Ward, Robert Davi, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Oliver Cotton
Rating44% 2.2059952.2059952.2059952.2059952.205995
The titular Genoese navigator overcomes intrigue in the court of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain and gains financing for his expedition to the West Indies, which eventually leads to the discovery of the Americas.
Iron Eagle III, 1h38
Directed by John Glen
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Louis Gossett Jr., Paul Freeman, Horst Buchholz, Christopher Cazenove, Sonny Chiba, Phill Lewis
Rating35% 1.759841.759841.759841.759841.75984
U.S. Air Force Colonel Charles "Chappy" Sinclair and his friends Leichmann, Palmer and Horikoshi run a classic World War II aircraft exhibition at an air show, where they stage dogfights by shooting each other with paint pellets and are "shot down" by landing with smoke emissions. Then, upon hearing that an old friend named Ramon Morales was killed in a crash in the Gulf of Mexico, Chappy is summoned to Lethridge Air Force Base in Brownsville, Texas, where the remains of Ramon's plane are being examined. Chappy mentions that among Ramon's surviving family members are his sister Anna, who graduated from UCLA on an athletic scholarship, and his father, the mayor of a small Peruvian village. It is discovered that Ramon was shot down while carrying several kilograms of cocaine, which places this case under DEA jurisdiction.
Checkered Flag, 1h35
Directed by John Glen
Themes Sports films
Actors Billy Campbell, Rob Estes, Amanda Wyss, Robert Forster
Rating54% 2.745992.745992.745992.745992.74599
Race car driver Mike Reardon and mechanic Tommy Trehearn are the best of friends whose friendship is damaged, however, when Reardon's girlfriend (Chris) ends up falling for Trehearn. Years later, Trehearn and Chris are now married with children and move to Arizona when Trehearn is selected to be a mechanic for a new racing team, of which Reardon also happens to be a part. Somehow, Trehearn must do more than win the big race.
Licence to Kill, 2h13
Directed by John Glen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about terrorism
Actors Timothy Dalton, Carey Lowell, Robert Davi, Talisa Soto, Caroline Bliss, Anthony Zerbe
Rating65% 3.297883.297883.297883.297883.29788
DEA agents collect James Bond—MI6 agent 007—and his friend, now DEA agent Felix Leiter, on their way to Leiter's wedding in Key West, to have them assist in capturing drugs lord Franz Sanchez. Bond and Leiter capture Sanchez by attaching a hook and cord to Sanchez's plane in flight near The Bahamas and pulling it out of the air with a Coast Guard helicopter. Afterwards, Bond and Leiter parachute down to the church in time for the ceremony.
The Living Daylights, 2h11
Directed by John Glen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about children, Spy films, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Timothy Dalton, Maryam d'Abo, Jeroen Krabbé, Desmond Llewelyn, Art Malik, John Rhys-Davies
Rating66% 3.3485553.3485553.3485553.3485553.348555
James Bond—Agent 007—is assigned to aid the defection of a KGB officer, General Georgi Koskov, covering his escape from a concert hall in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia during the orchestra's intermission. During the mission, Bond notices that the KGB sniper assigned to prevent Koskov's escape is a female cellist from the orchestra. Disobeying his orders to kill the sniper, he instead shoots the rifle from her hands, then uses the Trans-Siberian Pipeline to smuggle Koskov across the border into Austria and then on to Britain.
A View to a Kill, 2h11
Directed by John Glen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Roger Moore, Tanya Roberts, Grace Jones, Patrick Macnee, Christopher Walken, Patrick Bauchau
Rating62% 3.1494653.1494653.1494653.1494653.149465
MI6 agent James Bond is sent to Siberia to locate the body of 003 and recover a microchip originating from the Soviet Union. Upon his return Q analyses the microchip, establishing it to be a copy of one designed to withstand an electromagnetic pulse and made by government contractor Zorin Industries.
Octopussy
Octopussy (1983)
, 2h11
Directed by John Glen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Rail transport films, Political films, Arme nucléaire
Actors Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan, Steven Berkoff, Desmond Llewelyn, Kristina Wayborn
Rating65% 3.298423.298423.298423.298423.29842
British agent 009 is found dead at the British embassy in East Berlin, dressed as a circus clown and carrying a fake Fabergé egg. MI6 immediately suspects Soviet involvement and, after seeing the real egg appear at an auction in London, sends James Bond—agent 007—to investigate and find out who the seller is. At the auction Bond is able to swap the real egg with the fake and engages in a bidding war with exiled Afghan prince Kamal Khan, forcing Khan to pay £500,000 for the fake egg. Bond follows Khan back to his palace in Rajasthan, India, where Bond defeats Khan in a game of backgammon. Bond escapes with his Indian colleague Vijay, evading Khan's bodyguard Gobinda's attempts to kill them both. Bond is seduced by one of Khan's associates, Magda, and notices that she has a blue-ringed octopus tattoo. Magda steals the real Fabergé egg fitted with a listening device by Q, while Gobinda captures Bond and takes him to Khan's palace. After Bond escapes from his cell he listens in on the bug in the Fabergé egg and discovers that Khan is working with Orlov, a Soviet general, who is seeking to expand Soviet control into Central Europe.
For Your Eyes Only, 2h8
Directed by John Glen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Underwater action films, Political films
Actors Roger Moore, Julian Glover, Carole Bouquet, Chaim Topol, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Lois Maxwell
Rating67% 3.398493.398493.398493.398493.39849
The British spy boat St Georges, which holds the Automatic Targeting Attack Communicator (ATAC), the system used by the Ministry of Defence to communicate with and co-ordinate the Royal Navy's fleet of Polaris submarines, is sunk after accidentally trawling an old naval mine in the Ionian Sea. MI6 agent James Bond, code name "007", is ordered by the Minister of Defence, Sir Frederick Gray and MI6 Chief of Staff, Bill Tanner, to retrieve the ATAC before the Soviets, as the transmitter could order attacks by the submarines' Polaris ballistic missiles.
Moonraker
Moonraker (1979)
, 2h6
Directed by Lewis Gilbert, John Glen, Ernest Day
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about children, Space adventure films, Spy films, Films about terrorism, Dans l'espace, Space opera, Eco-terrorism in fiction
Actors Roger Moore, Michael Lonsdale, Lois Chiles, Richard Kiel, Bernard Lee, Corinne Cléry
Rating62% 3.1489053.1489053.1489053.1489053.148905
A Drax Industries Moonraker space shuttle on loan to the United Kingdom is hijacked in mid-air and MI6 operative, James Bond, agent 007, is assigned to investigate. En route to England in a small charter plane, Bond is attacked by the crew and pushed out of the plane by the mercenary assassin Jaws. He survives by stealing a parachute from the pilot, whilst Jaws lands on a circus tent.
The Wild Geese, 2h10
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, John Glen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about racism
Actors Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Hardy Krüger, Stewart Granger, Frank Finlay
Rating67% 3.3999353.3999353.3999353.3999353.399935
Allen Faulkner (Richard Burton), a British mercenary and former army colonel, arrives in London to meet the rich and ruthless merchant banker Sir Edward Matherson (Stewart Granger). The latter proposes a risky operation to rescue Julius Limbani (Winston Ntshona), the imprisoned leader of a central African nation who is due to be executed by General Ndofa, the man who deposed him. Limbani is currently being held in a remote prison in Zembala, guarded by a unit of Ndofa's personal troops known as the "Simbas".
Superman
Superman (1978)
, 2h17
Directed by Richard Donner, John Glen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Time travel films, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper, Ned Beatty
Rating73% 3.697423.697423.697423.697423.69742
On the planet Krypton, using evidence provided by scientist Jor-El, the Ruling Council sentences three attempted insurrectionists, General Zod, Ursa, and Non, to "eternal living death" in the Phantom Zone. Despite his eminence, Jor-El is unable to convince the Council of his belief that Krypton will soon be destroyed when its sun explodes. To save his infant son, Kal-El, Jor-El launches a spacecraft containing him toward Earth, a distant planet with a suitable atmosphere, and where Kal-El's dense molecular structure will give him superhuman powers. Shortly after the launch, Krypton is destroyed.
The Spy Who Loved Me, 2h6
Directed by Lewis Gilbert, John Glen, Ernest Day
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about children, Spy films, Seafaring films, Politique, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films, Political films, Arme nucléaire
Actors Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens, Richard Kiel, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn
Rating70% 3.5480353.5480353.5480353.5480353.548035
British and Soviet ballistic-missile submarines mysteriously disappear. James Bond—MI6 agent 007—is summoned to investigate. On the way he escapes an ambush by Soviet agents in Austria, killing one during a downhill ski chase, and escaping via a Union Flag parachute. Bond learns that the plans for a highly advanced submarine tracking system are on the market in Egypt. There, he encounters Major Anya Amasova—KGB agent Triple X—his rival for the plans. They travel across Egypt together, tracking the microfilm plans, meeting Jaws—a tall assassin with steel teeth—along the way. Bond and Amasova later team up through a truce agreed by their respective superiors and identify the person responsible for the thefts as the shipping tycoon, scientist, and anarchist Karl Stromberg.
Shout at the Devil, 2h4
Directed by John Glen, Peter Hunt
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Lee Marvin, Roger Moore, Ian Holm, Barbara Parkins, Reinhard Kolldehoff, George Coulouris
Rating62% 3.1490253.1490253.1490253.1490253.149025
Colonel Flynn O'Flynn (Lee Marvin), a hard-drinking American, manipulates British aristocrat Sebastian Oldsmith (Roger Moore) into helping poach ivory in Tanganyika, which is part of the German-controlled pre-World War I territory of German East Africa. On hearing news that the American has returned, Herman Fleischer, the local German Commander of the Southern Provinces, relentlessly hunts O'Flynn with his Schutztruppen.

Scriptwriter

Eagle Eye
Eagle Eye (2008)
, 1h58
Directed by D.J. Caruso
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about computing, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Films based on science fiction novels, Road movies, Chase films, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson, Julianne Moore, Michael Chiklis, Anthony Mackie
Roles Author
Rating65% 3.2990253.2990253.2990253.2990253.299025
Jerry Shaw (Shia LaBeouf) is a Stanford University dropout who learns his identical twin brother Ethan, a first lieutenant in the US Air Force, has been killed. Following the funeral, Jerry is surprised to find $750,000 in his bank account. Later he finds his Chicago apartment filled with weapons, ammonium nitrate, classified DOD documents, and forged passports. He receives a phone call from a woman (Julianne Moore) who warns that the FBI is about to arrest him and he needs to run.