WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2012

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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an interview with larry shaw submitted it for an Academy Award. There's this whole procedure where you go out and give presentations and explain the product and answer questions." At the pre-Oscar event on February 14, 2004 honoring advances in filmmaking, Larry was one of the few who stepped forward to grab an award. It wasn't an Oscar statue but rather a Scientific and Engineering Award plaque, but it didn't matter, the validation it provided was award enough: "Some people feel this projector is the best thing that's ever been made, and I like that." BL&S is no longer affiliated with Kinoton, but Larry and his team are highly praised on the Kinoton Web site: "With their excellent repu- tation in the film community, both Larry Shaw and Chapin Cutler… moved Kinoton into new markets." One Final Question I asked Larry, "What was your favorite job or favorite experience?" "It's hard to say because there are so many," Larry replied. "Just to review them makes your head spin. It just goes on and on!" But then Larry's face lit up and he started to reminisce about watch- ing actor Paul Newman on the set of the 1989 film Blaze. "I thought Paul Newman was a great guy – and a guy who worked hard. I remem- ber working on a particular shot for Blaze in Northern Louisiana. He's a guy who's been around long enough that he could just 'call it in.' But yet, I'm out doing my setup and he's out there for hours in the back of a pickup truck. He's rehearsing a scene where he's yelling and ranting like a lunatic to portray Earl Long and he kept doing it until he was happy with it. And I'm thinking, 'He doesn't have to do this – not at all'. He just wanted to do it right." I find it interesting that this is one of Larry's favorite moments because it describes exactly how Larry himself approaches a job. Not the yelling like a lunatic part, but the strict work ethic and the work- ing-until-he-gets-it-right part. Larry's a great guy too, and he really does seem to always get it right. You never know the stories someone has to tell, until you ask. 62 WellesleyWeston Magazine | fall 2012

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