We don't know…this sounds a little too crazy!
Former Variety writer Nicole LaPorte is releasing a book about Steven Spielberg called The Man Who Would Be King, and in it, she claims the director has major issues with secrecy and paranoia - so much so that he has a motorcycle parked outside his office in case he needs to escape!
"His passion for secrecy sometimes suggests a burgeoning near-paranoia."
Some other claims include:
"In Spielberg's office, hanging above his desk, a plexiglass half-moon keeps sound from reverberating so that his phone conversations remain ultra-confidential. When an assistant once asked what the funny thing over Spielberg's desk was, a security guard referred to it as a 'dome of silence.' "
"When . . . Spielberg's longtime editor views footage in the screening room, a black cloth is draped over the projection booth window to hide the screen."
"Every document that leaves the office — a script, development report, even a memo — is coded, so that should it somehow get into the wrong hands . . . the person responsible for the breach can be identified."
"When Spielberg isn't at [his office], live-cam images are streamed to his home. There are also measures to protect against earthquakes or attacks, as Spielberg believes in being prepared . . . At one point, employees were given survival kits including gas masks and other amenities."
A rep for the director claims:
"This description is so far from the real world of Steven that it doesn't deserve a comment. If the rest of the book is like this excerpt, readers can expect very little of what they read to be true."
What do U think?? Is this all bull or Spielberg a nutso??
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