Peter R. Hunt (born Peter Roger Hunt 11 March 1925 – 14 August 2002) was an English film editor, television producer and director. Hunt was known for his work on the James Bond films with his innovative editing style.
Born in London, England, Hunt had an uncle in the film industry who was able to find him work on some films, cutting as an assistant editor under Alexander Korda. He enlisted in the British Army at 17 with the goal of working with the British Army Film unit but became an infantryman landing at Salerno and fighting at Monte Cassino. Leaving the Army as a Staff Sergeant in 1947, he studied art at the University of Rome then returned to England where he found work as a clapper boy at Denham Studios.
Hunt was an assembling editor on The Man Who Watched Trains Go By in 1952 then began work as an editor on Stranger From Venus (1954).
He gained recognition for his film editing techniques when he utilized quick cutting, allowing camera swings during action… read more