He had a profound impact for 20 years.
People in the industry certainly remember him - when I was
with Bo Hopkins, Kramer had just passed away and Hopkins
was really really sad, 'told me Kramer had always behaved like
a father to him (Hopkins grew up without a father, me too..).
I can recommen his autobiography 'It's a mad mad world'.
Come to think of it, I could recommend almost all autobiographies
by film makers - they are always fun and you learn a lot too of
course. With actor's books' it is a bit different. They are no
story tellers and they do not really care about all aspects
of film making...
(Yes, I have a lot of stuff But I'm collecting for
30 years now... If you'd live in the neighboorhood
I'd invite you over and we'd have a great time
traveling through film, history:)
By coincidence I just went through my behind the scenes pile
of MAN WHO WOULD BE KING to find a still of
Robert Wise visiting the set. And found it. You'd love
them - 60 candid stills just from that location shooting.
I like Huston too. Do you have the doc filmed during THE DEAD?
You can browse through my eBay shop (JUNIORMIKE is my ID),
I listed a couple of rare candid stills as well as doubles from
my archive. There's always stuff coming in.
What is REALLY hard to find is behind the scenes stills on
bloody Italian Western! Besides Leone I have altogether maybe 60 shots.
On WILD BUNCH alone I have 500...
And I don't see any popping up at these forums here. I would give
A LOT for stills showing Barboni & Hill, Colizzi or all the other
good entries from the genre..
My favorite new entry of the month - Bruce Lee
and Sharon Tate behind the scenes of WRECKING CREW!