Ready When You Are, Mr. Coppola, Mr. Spielberg, Mr. Crowe by Jerry Ziesmer

By Jerry Ziesmer

Now on hand in paperback! No motion picture has ever been made, or made good, with no the nature who toils simply open air the highlight. He prepared for the highlight, employed the highlight operator, or even made certain that it used to be educated properly at the stars. on the finish of the day, there will be no blinking motion picture monitors, no blinking Oscar winners, no comprehensive motion pictures, strong or undesirable, with out the Assistant Director. Jerry Ziesmer used to be an assistant director for over thirty years, engaged on numerous motion pictures ahead of his retirement within the middle-nineties. He has labored with a few of Hollywood's largest administrators, and its largest stars. during this memoir, he recounts his time in Hollywood together with his paintings at the units of Apocalypse Now, shut Encounters, and Jerry Maguire. Written with the craft and humor that made Jerry Ziesmer some of the most sought-after assistant administrators in Hollywood, this ebook might be a treasure for college students and enthusiasts of twentieth-century Hollywood. fabric version formerly released in 2000.

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He walked over and picked up the phone. Big mistake. The studio had changed their mind and decided not to send a stillman to Europe. John turned and looked at us all. "I'm not going," he muttered, and just turned and walked out of the airport. Ever since that day, I never answer s hone pages in an airport. Never. "Sir! " a British customs official asked me at the London airport. "Ah, yes," I said. I hadn't ever seen the wardrobe hampers before, and I had no idea what they contained. Saul had asked me to check them through as my luggage.

I felt I had nothing to lose; he was going to lull me anyway. The crew bus came to a stop, and when the doors opened I shot off the bus at full gallop. I charged across the parking space toward Otto Preminger. I screamed and shouted and waved my arms in the air and headed right toward him like an angry tornado! I didn't know what I was saying, but I was loud and animated. When I could focus, I was about ten feet from Otto and closing fast. Suddenly he threw his arms up in the air and backed away from me.

I was shaking. "When the bus stops, go right at him," Joe said. "Jerry, charge him! " Boris Kaufman said. " I couldn't believe what they were saying. " Boris said, and Joe agreed. I felt I had nothing to lose; he was going to lull me anyway. The crew bus came to a stop, and when the doors opened I shot off the bus at full gallop. I charged across the parking space toward Otto Preminger. I screamed and shouted and waved my arms in the air and headed right toward him like an angry tornado! I didn't know what I was saying, but I was loud and animated.

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