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This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Wolfgang Glattes

Interviewed by: Tony Gittelson

Wolfgang Glattes discusses his 35-year career as a first assistant director and unit production manager, highlighting his work on such productions as Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Cabaret, Rosebud and All That Jazz, as well as his working relationships with Bob Fosse, Otto Preminger and Sidney Lumet.

On Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

UPM Wolfgang Glattes shares a story from working on the set of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (as a 1st AD) when some foul-tasting chocolate ruined a day of shooting with many extras.

On Working with Sidney Lumet

Glattes speaks about working with Sidney Lumet as a UPM and shares advice on how to approach working with a new director.

On the Guild

Glattes discusses his appreciation for the Guild and highlights past president Robert Aldrich for helping Glattes get accepted into the Guild.