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August 10, 2000
In Agreement With John K.
I absolutely agree with John K. that the latest 'spy pic'
(wizard on the wheel) must be a contrivance. I mean, it seems like a difficult set to
film, with crew members having to stay out of shot whilst turning the wheel and an actor
hanging in there with his head upside down. I don't know a lot about filmmaking, but I
think a shot like this would be done in the studio, with ideal lighting and every prop you
can imagine close at hand, not to mention the fact that nobody would be able to take a
photograph and splatter it all over the frontpage.