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John Badham OnDirecting
Notes from the Sets of 
Saturday Night Fever 
,
War Games 
,and More
John Badham
MICHAEL WIESE PRODUCTIONS
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Published by Michael Wiese Productions12400 Ventura Blvd. #1111Studio City, CA 91604(818) 379-8799, (818) 986-3408 (FAX)mw@mwp.com www.mwp.comCover design by Johnny Ink. www.johnnyink.comInterior design by William MorosiPrinted by McNaughton & GunnManufactured in the United States of America Copyright 2012 by John Badham
 All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means
 without permission in writing from the author, except for the inclusion of brief quotationsin a review.Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Robert, GerstMake film history : rewrite, reshoot, and recut the world’s greatest films / Gerst Robert.p. cm.ISBN 978-1-61593-122-4 (pbk.)1. Motion pictures--Production and direction--Study and teaching. I. Title.PN1995.9.P7R53 2012791.4302’3071--dc232012016311Printed on Recycled Stock 
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CHAPTER 1
 ACTION
NOT JUST A PRETTY CHASE
 You want to know how not to do an action scene? Let me tell you. One bright Monday morning in Beautiful DowntownBurbank, on the Burbank Studios lot I nervously gatheredtogether the Creative Team to see the Directors cut of my new film
“Blue Thunder”.
Dan O’Bannon and Don Jacoby the writ-
ers, the producers Ray Stark, Gordon Carroll and Phil Feldman
had assembled in Jack Warner’s Screening Room to see what
two years of work had yielded. Did we have a movie or six cansof crap?
 BLUE THUNDER
trailer:http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi1404764441/
For the year 1982
 Blue Thunde
 was a ver
expensive movie: 25 Million Dollars for a filmabout a Super Helicopter secretly designed by 
the government to suppress any riots at the1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. As one of thegovernment stooges tells Roy Scheider, thelocal police pilot picked to fly the helicopter,“We don’t want any Munich massacres here,Frank,” a reference to the terrorist attacks at
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