Sydney Pollack recorded a candid commentary on [1973's] 'The Way We Were,' ... He revealed how upset Barbra Streisand was when he deleted two 'political' scenes she thought were central to her character. But only the most courageous will tell tales out of school about recent work because it can come back to haunt them. I know that from personal experience, having participated in a book about [what went wrong with the critically savaged] 'Bonfire of the Vanities.' You're not aware of it but certain things just don't happen.