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[on directing Marlon Brando
in Mutiny on the Bounty
(1962)] Everything went off fine for a couple of weeks, and then suddenly we were doing a scene and Marlon spoke to the cameraman, right past me. He said, "Look, I'll tell you, when I go like this, it means roll it, and this gesture means you stop the camera. You don't stop the camera until I give you the signal". Well, I was amazed, but I ...
Replaced Carol Reed
as director of Mutiny on the Bounty
(1962) after Reed quit because he could not cope with the massive ego of the film's star, Marlon Brando
. Milestone didn't find Brando any easier to work with and in the end let him do as he pleased. When asked by the cameraman why he wasn't watching the filming, Milestone replied, "I hate to see movies in pieces, so you let him do this and ...