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I'll Be Back (about Jeffskla)

In 1984, I was a motion picture projectionist for United Artists at one of its flagship theaters in Westwood, CA.  It was one of the coolest jobs I ever had, because I loved movies and Westwood was a major hub for the distribution side of the business.  On a few occasions I got to project mega major film releases at invitation-only events, but the majority of my time was spent showing average flicks to ordinary people.  There was this one, supposedly average, low-budget movie that took me by surprise.  It starts with some naked guy suddenly appearing out of nowhere in a dark alley, amidst some slightly cheesy-looking lightening effects.  Slightly later, a certain actor-turned-governer aparates in a similar fashion, literally rips the heart out of some criminal punk in black leather, and proceeds to kick ass in a most terrifying, yet awesome, fashion that had never been seen before.  I watched this film over and over again until I had every scene and line memorized, not even a week into its opening.  One night as I was viewing this movie for the upteenth time, some blue collarish dude in plain jeans knocks on the door of the projection booth and asks if he can come in.  He claimed to be the director of the film, but I didn't fully believe him given how mild mannered he was.  He asked how the audience was reacting, and I think I was able to give him some pretty good answers, since I knew every spot in the movie that got a good response (I often snuck down and joined the audience for those parts).  I let him watch "The Terminator" from there from a while, and then showed him out.  Later on, I did a little research and verified that the guy in the booth really was James Cameron.  I will always have special admiration for him for being such a regular guy on one hand, and having such genuine unpretentious passion in his work that he would follow up with his audiences (and projectionists) in such a personal manner.