-Hal Needham, Hollywood stuntman speaking to Fresh Air in 2011
Needham passed away last week at the age of 82.
I loved this interview when it originally aired. It’s worth a listen, if you haven’t heard it…a look into old Hollywood… -Mel
- Hayao Miyazaki (via nitrateglow)
The film producer and studio exec behind hits such as Rosemary’s Baby and The Godfather began a new career as a memoirist in 1994 with The Kid Stays in the Picture. Now on his second book, The Fat Lady Sang, he compares his journey to Don Quixote’s.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
I can’t tell you—it could be illegal. What is your greatest fear? Myself.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Don Quixote. We have both spent our lives searching for that impossible dream.
On what occasion do you lie?
If omission isn’t lying … never.
Illustration by Risko.
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