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The Bridge on the River Kwai (movie)
Jerry Bruckheimer has something to prove — really
Jerry Bruckheimer has something to prove — really

The desk shines, as do rows of Montblanc pens, and everything seems in its place, including the man who appears as if a meticulously dressed whisper. Most of the bottles in the liquor cart have not been opened, but the man, one of Hollywood's most successful producers, mentions that when a preview goes badly, Scotch and commiseration flow. One anticipates an explosion or a crack of bravado, but all is civilized in Jerry Bruckheimer's Santa Monica office, the sanctum of a man who for decades has rattled the walls of movie houses with fighter pilots, pirates, convicts, spooks (intel and other kinds), save-the-world astronauts, a gigolo, a brash Beverly Hills cop and an array of...

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