John Glen Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with John Glen

Interviewed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Director John Glen (For Your Eyes Only, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights) discusses working his way through the studio system of Great Britain as an editor, second unit director and sound editor to directing five James Bond films—the most by any director.

A director of 5 James Bond films and and editor of 3 more, John Glen discusses the essential elements in every Bond film.

John Glen discusses the importance of the pre-title sequences in the Bond films, and a clever idea he had for a shot in the opening of Octopussy.

As the Bond franchise continued in the 1970's, Glen recalls the pressure to keep coming up with original ideas for the series.