Joshua and I were waiting as the second unit crew of Bruce Willis' latest ac
tion spectacular set up their next shot. The first unit crew was in Miami, s
hooting on location with Willis and his costars. The second unit crew, meanw
hile, was roaming around Los Angeles, shooting all the scenes the first unit
didn't want to deal with: cut scenes, establishing shots, and, of course, s
cenes with dogs. Joshua was, in fact, the biggest star on the set that day.
"About six hours," Van Doren said.
Three hours after she began, Michelle opened the door to my grandmother's ro
om and came out. She touched my arm distractedly, and then propped herself a
gainst the corridor wall. She looked exhausted.