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      Etienne Périer

      Etienne Périer

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      Birthday: Dec 11, 1931

      Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

      Etienne Perier has directed more than 20 films since 1956, but 1971 saw the release of his two most significant productions. One of these was the action film "When Eight Bells Toll," based on a novel by Scottish adventure author Alistair MacLean (MacLean most famously wrote "The Guns of Navarone" and "Where Eagles Dare," both of which were adapted into hit films). "When Eight Bells Toll" stars a young Anthony Hopkins as Philip Calvert, a British agent pursuing a dangerous mission on the coast of Scotland. There are definite parallels between the film and a Sean Connery-era James Bond movie: Perier bombards the audience with explosions, helicopter crashes, machine gun battles, grappling hooks, perilous scuba diving excursions, intense fisticuffs, and, inevitably, a groovy score typical of the period, as well as healthy doses of suave womanizing, all of which transpires against a backdrop of a striking seaside locale. His other thrilling 1971 release, "Zeppelin," is a war film starring Michael York as a spy with divided loyalties during World War I. With its thrilling air battles and suspenseful intrigue, the film contains as much action as Perier managed to squeeze into "When Eight Bells Toll." However, action was not the only genre Perier worked in: his career before and after his dynamic output in 1971 found him juggling comedies, dramas, mysteries, romances, and thrillers, as well as a western and a musical. Since 1981, Perier has primarily helmed made-for-television movies in France.



      No Score Yet No Score Yet Such a Lovely Town Director - 1979
      No Score Yet 33% Bloody Murder Director - 1975
      No Score Yet 52% When Eight Bells Toll Director - 1971
      No Score Yet 50% Zeppelin Director - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Day the Hot Line Got Hot Director - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Boys and Girls Director - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tell Me Who to Kill Director - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Swordsman of Siena Director - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder at 45 R.P.M. Director - 1961
      No Score Yet 79% Bridge to the Sun Director - 1961