I’ve been looking for this hilarious story on YouTube for ages. It’s from George Stevens A Filmmakers’ Journey (’85), and nobody’s ever posted it. It’s funny because it reminds us that no matter how divine the inspiration and how arduous and exacting the effort to make the movie turn out right, the last guy on the delivery food chain can still screw it up. From Shane to Bonnie and Clyde to a projectionist’s booth inside London’s Warner cinema.

I noted yesterday that George Stevens, Jr.s documentary ignores The Talk of the Town, one of my favorite second-tier Cary Grant films. It also ignores his father’s 1970 film The Only Game in Town, in which Beatty costarred with Elizabeth Taylor.