Saturday, 21 June 2014

007 Director: Peter R. Hunt

Who: Peter R. Hunt
Born: 11 March 1925, London, England
Died: 14 August 2002, Santa Monica, California, USA

Peter R. Hunt was an English film editor, director, and television producer. Hunt was known for his work on the James Bond films with his innovative editing style.

Peter R. Hunt´s 007 production:

"On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969)

"Dr. No" (1962)
"From Russia with Love" (1963)
"Goldfinger" (1964)
"Thunderball" (1965)
"You Only Live Twice" (Second unit director, supervising editor, 1967)

James Bond: 1962-69
He gained recognition for his film editing techniques when he utilized quick cutting, allowing camera swings during action and inserts interleaving other elements while working as editor on the first three Bonds.

Hunt then acted as second unit or action unit director until his directorial debut, the sixth James Bond film, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". He also worked with Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli on the 1963 Bob Hope film "Call Me Bwana", and with Saltzman and a few other Bond veterans on the non-EON thriller "The IPCRESS File". "Call Me Bwana" is the only film produced by the James Bond production company Eon Productions that is not a Bond film. Hunt also directed some episodes of the 1971 British television series, "The Persuaders!", which starred future James Bond Roger Moore, and Tony Curtis.

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