It was a more civilized time. We'd shoot for while and then stop for coffee while the assistants reloaded the film backs. None of the jittery madness of tight scheduling and fast turnaround we "enjoy" today. And, after a shoot, the film would be sent to the lab for processing and contact sheets. That bought us two days of relaxation and respite.
The coffee was always hot and good. The film always seemed to turn out fine. And no one was in a rush. What a delicious way to work.