The important thing in writing is the capacity to astonish. Not shock - shock is a worn-out word - but astonish.
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.
I met The Beatles and Stones at the same time, because Michael Cooper was doing several of their album covers.
When I finally made it to the set, I spent a lot of time doing damage control on The Magic Christian.
It was a good experience working with Roger Vadim and Jane Fonda.
When Kubrick decided to go the black comedy route with his movie, he thought of me to give it that flavor.
After Strangelove I also started work on an adaptation of The Collector.
David Burnett was the son of Martha Foley, who edited the Best American Short Stories series. She hired me to work with David and her to read stories for the anthology.
I like to work at night.
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.
Grossing Out dealt with the western nations selling arms to the Third World and exploiting these countries.