This Making of The Mandalorian video further Illuminates its astonishing innovations
During the ambitious production of Catch 22, legendary director Mike Nichols wanted to shoot only during “the magic hour.” He had a lot of cache at the time (hey, it’s not often you are coming off making The Graduate), so he was allowed to do this.
But it was kind of crazy because it meant paying a star-studded cast and full crew to wait around and do… whatever… while only working about 3 hours a day. Stories included the biggest names at the time spending their days playing tennis or swimming while waiting around to shoot, all on the production’s dime.
Hollywood sure has changed.