of Photography on The Spy Who Loved Me, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy
and A View To A Kill
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Alan Hume began his career as a clapper loader and focus puller
at Alexander Korda’s Denham Studios; where he worked extensively
with David Lean.
Fast progressing to camera operator, Alan worked on dozens of
films including Dance Little Lady (for Val Guest), Three
Men In A Boat (for
Ken Annakin) and The Green Man (for Launder & Gilliat).
He then began a very long and successful partnership with director Gerald
the Carry On films.
on the very first – Carry On Sergeant in 1958 as operator – Alan
progressed to Director Of Photography and lensed the last (so far) in
the series in 1992.
In 1976, John Glen invited Alan to work with him on the second
unit of The Spy Who Loved Me and the amazing ski-jump that
graces the pre-titles
sequence. This lead to Alan being invited to ‘light’ John
Glen directorial debut, For Your Eyes Only.
Alan ‘lit’ two
more Bond films – Octpussy
and A View To A Kill, all with Roger Moore as 007.
He was also Director Of Photography on Star Wars: Return Of The
Jedi, A Fish Called Wanda, Shirley Valentine and a number of films with director
Kevin Connor including Warlords Of Atlantis and From Beyond
Alan sadly died in July 2010 leaving his mark on over 200 films and tv series.