I heard back from my cousin Susie about the piece I wrote the other day of her experience starring in the film, A Bridge Too Far. She noted a few corrections on her Facebook page, but I'm pleased that I got as much of the story as accurate as I did. However, I do stand by my larger point that she is the star of the film.
For the sake of accuracy, here's what she wrote --
" Bob, you're so funny. That's amazing you remember (kind of remember) the story from 4 decades ago! I was traveling Europe, by myself except for the people I kept meeting and traveling with along the way, two of which were friendly Dutch boys. I went back to their town to visit them while A Bridge Too Far was being filmed. Hans had a minor role and brought me to the set a lot. That's when Richard Attenborough asked me to be in the scene where I sit on top of the tanker with a soldier as it rolled into town. It was a ton of fun and my spot was edited down to a couple nano seconds. Blink and you'll miss it! wink emoticon The photographs I have from being on the set for a week look reflect "
Ha. I work in the film industry. It's not likely that I'm going to forget that my cousin appeared in a film directed by Richard freaking Attenborough. If I got a couple of details slightly off, I attribute that the a screenwriter's creative license. But as I said, I stand by my insistence that she's the star...
For those who missed the original tale, you can find it here, along with a video.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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