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The trick, I discovered, was not to be an assistant director, but to be the director's assistant. There are certain things the director is not interested in doing and you have to cover for those, while watching very carefully for the things he cares passionately about. In this way, you become very valuable to him, because you sense his needs.
After leaving the armed forces at the end of World War II, Guy Hamilton entered the film industry in a very lowly capacity, but worked his way up very quickly. By the time he was in his mid-20s, he was regarded as the foremost first assistant director in British films, working with the top British director of the time, Sir Carol Reed, and also John Huston. He became a director himself at the age ...