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Victoria

I worked with Morgan Freeman on a Hallmark Hall of Fame film in the 80's. I was an on-location script doctor, in most cases writing thru the night the scenes that would be shot the next day. I would finish the pages at around two in the morning East cost time, fax them to the producers & network exec in California, who would give me notes over the phone at midnight their time. After making adjustments based on the notes (think Selectric), I would then trek to a copy machine in the production office in the basement of the hotel, make copies, and - sometime around five in the morning, slip envelopes full of various page counts under four different hotel room doors (director, star, production manager, AD) in time for the 6 AM call and a day of shooting in which everything would change in ways that later made the editor's job impossible since there was no agreed-upon sense of what exactly the whole story was (going to be). In short, it was A Highly Stressful Situation. Amid so much chaos and stupidity, Morgan Freeman was the coolest customer of all. Mental health break, indeed.

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