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For My Eyes Only (P) [Paperback]

John Glen
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August 2001
In over twenty films, fictional British secret agent James Bond has thrilled audiences with pulse-pounding action scenes, amazing gadgets, and a knack for foiling the best-laid plans of megalomaniacs and terrorist syndicates. Bond's amazing ability to get out of any jam, his suave sophistication, his taste for vodka martinis, and his Casanova prowess have been his hallmarks. While film and television producers, and even intelligence services, from around the world have tried to duplicate the success of this on-screen master spy, James Bond has no equal. This book is a unique autobiography from the most prolific director of James Bond movies, John Glen. During the 1980s, Glen directed five Bond movies: FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (1981), OCTOPUSSY (1983), A VIEW TO KILL (1985), THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1987), and LICNSE TO KILL (1989). Glen's Bond association goes back further, as he was closely involved in the making of ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE (1969), THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977), and MOONRAKER (1979). His specialty was creating the fantastic action scenes that produced unforgettable moments: the bobsled duel in ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE, the breathtaking ski-parachute jump in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, and the fight on top of the Golden Gate Bridge in A VIEW TO KILL. FOR MY EYES ONLY takes a look inside the world of Bond films, reveals candid and very funny anecdotes from the making of the movies, and details the secrets that have made these Bond films so entertaining.

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Marcus Hearn is the author of Kiss, Kiss Bang! Bang! and the Tarantino A-Zed. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for Bond fans and film students! June 19 2001
Format:Paperback
I have waited for months to get this book and believe me, it was worth the wait! John Glen, who directed 5 James Bond movies, takes us on an incredible journey into the world of 007, filmmaking, and his relationships between his cast and crew. Starting out as an editor, Glen tells the story on how Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli gave him the opportunity of a lifetime when he asked him to direct 1981's For Your Eyes Only. Learn some of the reasons why Timothy Dalton's 1989 Bond film Licence to Kill was not only a flop with American audiences, but why it was also his last 007 film. Glen even tells us who he thinks should be the next Bond as well as his opinions on each of the five actors in the role. This book is a must for any Bond fan or any film student. Thanks Mr. Glen for a wonderful read! I couldn't put it down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have for All James Bond Fans Nov. 13 2001
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Director John Glen tells of his experience with the James Bond film series strait up. At the helm of five of the films as director Glen pulls no punches and offers great insight into the creative efforts of the whole Bond film team. This is a great book and even more so if you are a James Bond fan. I really like this book. There is really no gloss here. This is really about what went into making these films while Albert R. Broccoli was still alive and producing them. I highly recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely a must-have for any Bond fan Jan. 31 2006
By Smiling Kalakela - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
John Glen directed the five 007 films which basically span the entire decade of the 1980s: For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights, and License to Kill. He was also involved with previous 007 films such as Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me, and numerous other British films going back to the 60s. This book is a collection of behind the scenes stories from the making of Glen's films, but with special emphasis on the Bond films. Most Bond fans know the plot details inside and out, so what makes this book interesting is the story and script development, shooting location stories, and cast and crew details. The only downside to the book is I wish there was MORE of everything...more stories, more photos, etc. This is a highly entertaining book if you are a 007 fan, particularly from the Roger Moore - Timothy Dalton era.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have for All James Bond Fans Nov. 13 2001
By gobirds2 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Director John Glen tells of his experience with the James Bond film series strait up. At the helm of five of the films as director Glen pulls no punches and offers great insight into the creative efforts of the whole Bond film team. This is a great book and even more so if you are a James Bond fan. I really like this book. There is really no gloss here. This is really about what went into making these films while Albert R. Broccoli was still alive and producing them. I highly recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book on a great Director Sept. 29 2006
By A. Leroy Vanee - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book is one of those few that is so hard to put down. It was a fasinating look at the Bond movies,and the faces behind them. I had no idea that the budgets of the movies were so low.(as compared to other action films) This book took me in,and I would recommend it to any fan of film,especially James Bond films!
5.0 out of 5 stars Anything BOND June 10 2013
By Jeff Talley - Published on Amazon.com
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Haven't fully read the book yet but it seems to be well put together and I am a total fanatic of anything BOND!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bond Only Bond Oct. 8 2005
By kametamorphic - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is a valuable book for the inside track on the Bond films. Director John Glen did a good job. His services will be greatly missed unless they get him back. After reading this book perhaps the producers should get John Glen back.
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