The Embodiment of Energy

When you see someone who embodies (“makes visible”) a specific value, it can be inspirational. This is a story about the great writer/director, Sam Fuller, who WAS the embodiment of creative energy and generosity of spirit. When I first met Sam in 1967, I had come back to LA from […] Read more »

You Do What It Takes

In 1989, my wife and I were sitting in a movie theatre watching the premiere of a picture called FIELD OF DREAMS. It starred an almost-unknown man, Kevin Costner, an older man, Burt Lancaster, and the magnificent James Earl Jones, in one of his last roles. None of us had […] Read more »

Orson’s last movie

A new book has just arrived: ORSON WELLES’S LAST MOVIE. Taken from first-hand accounts of participants (including yours truly!), it’s a tale of tenacity, creativity, hesitations, fears, daring, etc. It’s a great read – and a great movie! (Yes, I’ve seen some selected scenes.) Order your copy now! St. Martin’s […] Read more »

Orson Welles – The Magician

Many of you know that I had the privilege to work with a true genius – Orson Welles – during the making of his last feature film: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND. It was his final film, and he worked on it from 1970 until his passing in 1985. […] Read more »