James Glennon

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James Glennon
James Glennon

(1942-08-29)29 August 1942
Died19 October 2006(2006-10-19) (aged 64)
Years active1970–2006
Spouse(s)Charmaine Witus (m. 1977)
Parent(s)Bert Glennon (father)

James Glennon, ASC (August 29, 1942 – October 19, 2006) was an American cinematographer.


Born in Los Angeles, California, Glennon was the son of cinematographer Bert Glennon. James started off working in the Warner Bros. mail room, and then moved to the camera department, including as director of photography of the American unit for Return of the Jedi.

Beginning in 1970, Glennon worked as a cinematographer on feature motion pictures , Citizen Ruth, Election, About Schmidt and others including El Norte.

In 2005 his work on the HBO television series Deadwood earned him an Emmy Award. Glennon also worked as director of photography on a number of other television movies and program series, such as The West Wing, along with Carnivàle and Big Love for HBO.

He had four children: Meghan Glennon (actress), Allison Glennon, Andrew Glennon, and Juliet Glennon.


He died unexpectedly on October 19, 2006. He is buried at the Santa Barbara Cemetery.

Selected filmography[edit]

As cinematographer[edit]

Year Film Director Notes
1977 Jaws of Death Documentary
1981 Prisoners Peter Werner
1983 El Norte Gregory Nava
1984 Up the Creek Robert Butler
1985 Smooth Talk Joyce Chopra
1986 One More Saturday Night Dennis Klein
Flight of the Navigator Randal Kleiser
1988 A Time of Destiny Gregory Nava
1990 A Show of Force Bruno Barreto
1996 Citizen Ruth Alexander Payne
1997 Best Men Tamra Davis
1999 The Runner Ron Moler
Election Alexander Payne
2000 South of Heaven, West of Hell Dwight Yoakam
Playing Mona Lisa Matthew Huffman
2001 Viva Las Nowhere Jason Bloom
2002 About Schmidt Alexander Payne
Local Boys Ron Moler
Life Without Dick Bix Skahill Straight-to-DVD
2003 The United States of Leland Matthew Ryan Hoge
2005 The Big White Mark Mylod
Madison William Bindley
2006 Room 10 Jennifer Aniston
Andrea Buchanan
Short Film


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