How to Sleep on a Camel: Adventures of a Documentary Film Director by Nicholas Webster
How to Sleep on a Camel: Adventures of a Documentary Film Director
Author: Nicholas Webster
Title: How to Sleep on a Camel: Adventures of a Documentary Film Director
ISBN10: 0786403497
ISBN13: 978-0786403493
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: McFarland Publishing (May 1, 1997)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1378 kb
Size epub: 1347 kb
Rating: 3.6 ✪
Votes: 282
Category: Humor & Entertainment
Subcategory: Movies
In 1960 the author, a hotshot documentary filmmaker, found himself in the office of John Secondari, impatiently waiting for a meeting with the executive producer of ABC's Close-Up. After 45 minutes he announced he couldn't stay any longer and rushed out onto the New York sidewalks. It took him about three blocks to realize he was making a huge mistake, so he returned and said he'd be happy to wait a bit longer. Secondari ended up hiring him, and a year later Webster was nominated for an Emmy for his work on Close-Up. Bat caves in Guatemala, the cobblestones of Paris, Afghan deserts, grim Auschwitz, the Himalayas and many other locations were the backdrops for Webster's films. He met many of the best-known people of the 1960s and 1970s -- John F. Kennedy, Orson Welles, Pope John XXIII, Elizabeth Taylor -- and won many awards including seven Emmy nominations and a first prize at the Berlin International Television Film Festival.