Sunday, June 20, 2010

Remembering Terence Young

Stewart Terence Herbert Young was born on June 20, 1915 in Shanghai, China. He went to public school and read oriental history at St. Catharine's College at Cambrige University. Young served as a tank commander during World War II and was part of the Market Garden Operation in Arnhem, The Netherlands.

Young began his film career as a screenwriter with 1941's “Dangerous Moonlight”. He co-directed with Brian Desmond Hurst “Theirs is the Glory” (1946) about the fighting for the Arnhem bridge. His first solo credit was “Corridor of Mirrors” (1948). In 1953 he directed “The Red Beret” (aka Paratrooper) with Alan Ladd. Young then became involved with the James Bond films. Young fit the profile of James Bond perfectly and passed on the impressions to a young Sean Connery. He direrected ”Dr. No”, “From Russia with Love” and “Thunderball”. Terence Young's other notable films were “The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders”, “Wait Until Dark”, “Mayerling”, “Cold Sweat”, and the “The Valachi Papers”. Young was married to author Dorothea Bennett and later Sabine Sun. During his long career he directed one Euro-western “Red Sun” (1971) with Charles Bronson, Toshiro Mifune and Alain Delon. Young died on September 7, 1994 in Cannes, France. Today we remember Terence Young on what would have been his 95th birthday.

No comments:

Post a Comment