The important thing in writing is the capacity to astonish. Not shock - shock is a worn-out word - but astonish.
I think the degree of alienation and despair is more universal.
An angel has no memory.
Peter Beard is one of those people I've known a long time. We have an affinity. We share certain values.
You can't do the end of the world in a conventionally dramatic way or Boy Meets Girl way.
For a director and a producer to be named on the writing credits is practically unheard of.
Someone wrote a piece about Henry Green in The Partisan Review that was so intriguing that I got one of his novels, Loving, I believe, which was the first that came to attention in the United States.
It's often the case with directors that they don't like to share credit, which is the case of Stanley. He would prefer just A Film By Stanley Kubrick including music and everything.
When I finally made it to the set, I spent a lot of time doing damage control on The Magic Christian.
Writing on a contract for a major studio you get the very best.
I like to work at night.
I met Claxton on the set of The Cincinnati Kid.
I met The Beatles and Stones at the same time, because Michael Cooper was doing several of their album covers.
The Loved One has been the most underrated film I've worked on.
When Kubrick decided to go the black comedy route with his movie, he thought of me to give it that flavor.
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