Do you realize that every time you read a book without pictures you become a production designer, casting director, and costume designer? Hell, you can be a director if you want to. Whether you know it or not, when you read a book without pictures, your brain fills in the blank spots. You can see the people, how they are dressed, which way they are moving, and what it looks like around them. Neat, huh?... (read more: click \'Introduction\' on menu above)

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Katharine Hepburn Climbs a Fence

Posted by admin On September - 6 - 2009

Video clip: A short story about the first time I met Miss Katharine Hepburn, and the wild ride around Culver City…

Olly Olly Oxen Free

Posted by admin On August - 25 - 2009


I am often asked, with all the pictures I’ve done what my favorite is. It has to be this one. Look at my record; Nuclear destruction of the world, an insane western, another insane piece set in an insane asylum. (There’s a poetic fit for you.), a river boat – whore house, black exploitation pictures, and God only knows how many murders I have helped create.

Now my dear friend, Richard Colla comes to me with a script. “Here,” he says, “this is a lovely little fairy tale starring two little boys, a dog, a hot air balloon, and, oh yes, Katharine Hepburn. Of course I’m directing, and we’re a team. If there is ever going to be a memory buster in your life, this will be it.”

The script was super. The actors were super. The feeling on the set was super. It was a picture about love and respect. It was a picture about trust and wisdom. It was a picture that had me at “fade in”.

The world just isn’t ready for “G” rated picture. . .

You’ll have to rent it, though I suppose it’s still on late night someplace.