Spielberg Completist: ACE ELI AND RODGER OF THE SKIES (1973)
In this video, I go into detail about the troubled production of "Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies" (1973), which was based on an original story by Steven Spielberg, and was so disastrously recut by Twentieth Century Fox that director John Erman, screenwriter Claudia Salter and producers Robert Fryer and James Cresson all had their names taken off the film.Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted."Fair Use" guidelines: www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.htmlUPDATE (11/30/2017) Andrea McCall has informed me that she wasn't the producer of "The Realm"; she just worked in development.UPDATE (12/02/2017) Claudia Salter informs me: "Screenplay sold for 100K and made me the highest paid woman writer for about five seconds, Steven was paid for story by. It sold to Fox with Bobby Fryer and James Cresson as sole purchases. Actually it had been turned down by everyone Steve shopped it to. Everyone. An agent called Robert Wunsch (Adams Ray and Rosenberg) sold the script for record high because Bobby and Jimmy loved it."Not that it matters but I was married to Steve's fraternity brother. "You may be right about how Steve shopped it, Joe Wizan, etc., but Steve did not sell [the script]. I did. Actually, that's not true either, my agent did. (Who later became a producer)."12/06/2017: Claudia informs me: "My very loving extraordinary father was abused and the billy goat story was literal fact. Dumb Dicky was a real person who sat on the end of the pier in Seal Beach."