For Our Eyes Only: John Glen (2018) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • The first feature length documentary about the work of British editor, second unit director and director John Glen.

  • British film director John Glen was special guest of honor at the 6th Cineways International Filmfestival in Brunswick/Germany in September 2017. There he received the Cineways Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as editor, second unit director and director. The documentary "For Our Eyes Only: John Glen" contains an in-depth interview with John Glen that was conducted prior to the festival in his home in Oxfordshire as well as interviews with Maud Adams, the main actress of "Octopussy", Glen's second of five James Bond films as a director, actress Beatrice Libert, who starred in "Moonraker", which Glen worked on as editor and second unit director, German film scholars Wieland Schwanebeck and Ivo Ritzer and others. John Glen's career as editor and second unit director as well as his films as director (including "Aces: Iron Eagle III" and "Christopher Columbus: The Discovery") are discussed and his achievements as a director of five James Bond movies ("For Your Eyes Only", "Octopussy", "A View to a Kill", "The Living Daylights" and "Licence to Kill") are analyzed regarding their connection to his second unit direction of action scenes in "The Wild Geese" or Peter Hunt's "Gold" and "Shout at the Devil". "For Our Eyes Only: John Glen" is the first installment of a series of documentaries on directors honored at the Cineways International Filmfestival.


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