Director Richard Rush

Having had the privilege of being directed by Richard Rush in "The Stunt Man," I find The Times' comments regarding him to be, at best, unfathomable ("Who's Got the Right to 'Color' Final Cut?," April 23).

The Richard Rush I know and worked with is a man of impeccable integrity, ferocious perfectionism and loyalty. How these traits can somehow be perceived as character flaws is beyond my comprehension. I applaud his "24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week" dedication to a film into which he has poured his blood, sweat and soul. STEVE RAILSBACK

Los Angeles

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