Only in your imagination can you revise.
There is a lot of strength and intelligence in Hollywood.
Juan Tripp was a friend. Good name for an airline man, huh? Juan Tripp after another?
There were shots of Kong pulling at my clothes, but only in horizontal and never from above. Never from above.
Sometimes I worked with just a background of a rock or a tree or black velvet, and just had to imagine the whole thing.
Lillian Gish thought that there should be a cabinet position for the arts and I think she was right. I think she was right.
Well, the Empire State was about 40' high in the studio. King Kong was a little model about 2' high, and the scenery that he worked in was in proportion to his size.
They were very considerate, I must say. Every time I felt I was about to slip out of these fingers and would yell for help, they'd let me down and re-organize things.
As far as advice, that will be in my next book, my next collection. I certainly never like to instruct anyone, but just say as I feel. That's the same as advice, isn't it?
When the picture was finished, they took me into the sound room and then I screamed more for about five minutes just steady screaming, and then they'd cut that in and add it.