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A Filmmaker's Journal [Kindle Edition]

Sumner Jules Glimcher
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After almost being killed during the Battle of the Bulge, and then as an interpreter, investigator and prosecutor in Military Government after the war sending NAZIs to Nuremberg, how does a Nuclear Physics Major at Harvard, go from being an NBC Page to creating and directing NYU’s Department of Film, Video and Broadcasting, at its School of Continuing Education, one of the finest film schools on the east coast? And, along the way, making films about poverty in Latin America, “Confucius,” the settlement of the American Southwest, and the historic “Hiroshima-Nagasaki, August, 1945,” earning more than three dozen national and international awards, becoming a consultant to the President of Harvard, the United Nations and, for more than twenty years, the Government of Japan? And, during his spare time, being an expert lecturer on eleven luxury cruise ships? As you read this EBOOK, a quick tap allows you to see excerpts from many of his two-dozen films, and view a cruise video to Alaska where he filmed a whale watching trip and his helicopter landing on a glacier.

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Sumner Jules Glimcher Professor Emeritus, NYU Was graduated from Harvard in 1948 with a degree in Nuclear Physics. He began his career as a Page at NBC where he spent six years in a variety of promotions working on all programs originating in New York. In 1954 he became the Administrator of Programming at Radio Free Europe in Munich, where he worked in all aspects of International Broadcasting. He returned to the US in 1957 where he created the first independent international voiced news agency for broadcasting, the precursor of CNN. Then he became the Director of International News for WOR and RKO General. He joined National Educational Television (precursor to PBS) where he was the Director of International Acquisitions, and then became the Director of the Center for Mass Communication at Columbia University where he also began his teaching career. After ten years of producing dozens of documentaries, he resigned to start his second company, Mass Communications, Inc., where he continued to create independent documentaries and became a consultant to the President of Harvard, the United Nations and for more than twenty years, the Consulate General of Japan. He has given Video Workshops on eleven luxury cruise liners. His films have earned more than three-dozen national and international awards. In 1988 he was named as the Director of the Department of ‘Film, Video and Broadcasting’ at NYU’s School of Continuing Education, where he was largely responsible for creating one of the finest film programs on the East Coat. He retired from NYU in 1998 and then established Westminster Productions, Inc., where he continues to produce films and shows documentaries for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) in a pro bono series titled, “Meet The Filmmaker.” He has just completed his memoir titled, “A Filmmaker’s Journal.” It is available as an enhanced ebook and in a standard print format. For more information about Sumner and his work, please visit www.sumnerjulesglimcher.com or www.westminsterproductions.com

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  • File Size: 3856 KB
  • Print Length: 293 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477619682
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Sumner Jules Glimcher (January 10, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0085PCH9E
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A must read and if you access the Kindle version you will be able to view shorts of films and many photos. But I read the printed version and saw some of the pictures and could see some shorts on U Tube. Of course, if you know Sumner Glimcher's works , you probably already bought this book but if you have not, here are two reasons why you will want to. First, yes it is a wonderful introduction into the day to day intricacies of conceiving, financing, and producing radio or television programs and educational documentary films. His personal account covers more than half a century when these media were transforming the political and social scene. But that is not the main reason to read this book. There is a second and more important one.
What I find fascinating here is the evolution of Sumner's career and the way he invents it as he goes along: his constant optimism and persistence. How he parlays his high school German after the German surrender of May 8, 1945 into an assignment with the US Military Government in Germany where he ultimately plays a significant role becoming a local prosecutor sending Germans on to the Nuremberg trials. He is young then, just about twenty. But he has already had experiences few of us have in a life time. At 12 he had stepped on a drowned body in the shallow waters of a Boston Beach; in 1942 he had helped carry bodies out of the inferno of the famous Cocoanut Grove fire; later, after Pearl Harbor, he had volunteered into the US army. In 1944 he had witnessed a young German prisoner killed with a riffle butt by an enraged American GI. He had been in combat and had been wounded in December 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge, had been saved in the Ardennes Forest by buddies and medics. All this gave him considerable self knowledge.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Man for All Seasons and a Book for All Readers March 8, 2013
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I consider myself fairly well read, but "A Filmmaker's Journal" ranks in the first percentile of excellence in all my eight decades of reading. Sumner Jules Glimcher writes and tells his true stories so clearly that I felt like a fly on the wall seeing and hearing and, (if flies can feel) feeling each episode. Glimcher is a master story-teller as he describes such a variety of experiences and friendships with many of the movers and shakers of our world that
I feel comfortable calling him "A Man for All Seasons" and his Journal "a book for all readers."A Filmmaker's Journal
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5.0 out of 5 stars Top-Notch Read November 27, 2012
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A life filled with travel and adventure, I followed his journey every step of the way. Seems Mr. Glimcher has met everyone and the man's a born raconteur. I give it my highest rating.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Film-maker and his films - see them both in Kindle August 1, 2012
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I found this book fascinating partly because the eBook version includes links to several of the author's documentary films. This is a new departure in reading so far as I'm concerned, and the fact that it's produced by an 88 year-old is impressive. Mr. Glimcher's life is the kind that probably couldn't happen today, from war to peace in Europe, to film making and teaching, the book reveals one adventure after another. And the 3 minute film segments help the book come alive.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A POSITIVELY AMAZING STATE-OF-THE-ART EBOOK!!! June 6, 2012
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Sumner Glimcher's "A Filmmaker's Journal" is a fascinating personal biography
of creativity and multiple accomplishments following his miraculous WWII survival
in the Battle Of The Bulge. Even more so, his subsequent professional career in
education at three of the nation's top universities, and as a major documentary
filmmaker, is extraordinary.

But, what makes this eBook so exciting and important, is that it is the state-of-
the-art in publishing technology. For example, Mr. Glimcher has produced 22 great
documentaries, and you can actually see live video previews of each one by simply
tapping the arrow icons on your iPad, Kindle or Nook.

And, there are also dozens of his marvellous photos of production locations
and travel adventures, that spring to full screen with just a touch.

This eBook is a Must Buy--not only for your own enjoyment, but to show
all of your family and friends.
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Sumner Jules Glimcher was born on June 4th, 1924 in Boston, Mass. He was graduated from Harvard in 1948 with a degree in Nuclear Physics. He began his career as a Page at NBC where he spent six years in a variety of promotions working on all programs originating in New York. In 1954 he became the Administrator of Programming at Radio Free Europe in Munich, where he worked in all aspects of International Broadcasting. He returned to the US in 1957 where he created the first independent international voiced news agency for broadcasting, the precursor of CNN. Then he became the Director of International News for WOR and RKO General. He joined National Educational Television (precursor to PBS) where he was the Director of International Acquisitions, and then became the Director of the Center for Mass Communication at Columbia University where he also began his teaching career. After ten years of producing dozens of documentaries, he resigned to start his second company, Mass Communications, Inc., where he continued to create independent documentaries and became a consultant to the President of Harvard, the United Nations and for more than twenty years, the Consulate General of Japan. He has given Video Workshops on eleven luxury cruise liners. His films have earned more than three-dozen national and international awards. In 1988 he was named as the Director of the Department of 'Film, Video and Broadcasting' at NYU's School of Continuing Education, where he was largely responsible for creating one of the finest film programs on the East Coat. He retired from NYU in 1998 and then established Westminster Productions, Inc., where he continues to produce films and shows documentaries for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) in a pro bono series titled, "Meet The Filmmaker." He has just completed his memoir titled, "A Filmmaker's Journal." It is available for the Kindle, and Kindle Desktop. To view a few of his notable films, visit amazon.com and search for "Sumner Jules Glimcher." For more information about Sumner and his work, please visit www.sumnerjulesglimcher.com or www.westminsterproductions.com

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