Dispatches From Armageddon: Making the Movie Megiddo...a Devilish Diary!
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Michael York takes you on a thrilling journey to the hidden world of moviemaking, where stars people the scenery and every day is an adventure. Witness the day-to-day drama behind the drama and have access to Hollywood as you've never seen it before.
Through the senses of this acclaimed actor, producer, and author, you'll learn about what it takes to make a movie from start to finish. From the moment the cast meets for the first time to the final day of shooting, you'll be there for the joys, the pains, and everything in between. Join York as he travels from Los Angeles and the California desert to Rome and the Italian countryside, revealing in Dispatches from Armageddon: Making the Movie Megiddo the world of Hollywood you won't see in the movies.
Wizard of Oz? Meanwhile, 80 I keep it alongside my souvenir "Y2K Emer- Dispatches from Armageddon: Making Megiddo gency Storage Water." Emulating that old practice from the British Raj in India, however, eschew I and drink one cup of boiling-hot all water on the set tea after another. Perhaps because of the heat, the shooting is taking me that "The Scene" longer than anticipated. Brian informs between Diane and myself will not be rushed but postponed until Italy castle.
exhibition. I go through the motions of making polite conversation, but I'm not that good an actor and am sent off to bath and bed. Wednesday, September 27th The morning and ing is half-night, all night. I free until which is 1 1:00 as we are filming half-day far preferable to spend most of it making the stress of worktravel plans — Into Battle for 109 a book signing New York. and that film in Brussels I'm also secretary for an absent Pat very efficient; all A
till that the thousand that he must be loosed a season. Matt confides that he and Stephan Blinn ing on a "bible" for a possible Omega be interested in being involved? 176 him set a seal and after hold on the the Devil, and Satan, he should deceive the nations no more, years should be fulfilled: laid are also TV series. Of course I am work- Would I — how Dispatches from Armageddon: Maying Megiddo could one I conceive of Stone Alexander being played by some- else!
alleys reliving previous vis- my good fortune that I was a pain-free walker again. Encountering Rob and Stephan we continued our impromptu new delights as well as new in the Piazza Navona, tour together, discovering insights into our film, for dis- 1 he Combat /one 17 cussion of the script was endless. This was continued over pasta at Passetto's, where, during a similar long, leisurely lunch, Pat had once photographed Frederico Fellini and his longtime collaborator, the
some would even detect a divine influence. Opening them Omega Code accumulated sold out, The in only 305 theaters, many of the best dollars- per-screen take of any of the competing top ten films. Like a David overcoming Goliath, and expensive studio its fare as it trounced such mega-hyped The Fight Club that brawled way onto thousands of screens. Matt I later ruefully con- he Combat /one 27 fessed that the only reason the aters was that, movie opened in so "We only