quick run-down of K2's views on everything
from America to Spielberg. (All quotes excerpted
from All I Need is Love, a Random
"I think the United States of America
is the freest country in the world. I believe
that every new generation makes it stronger."
"Journalists, writers, film freaks:
These vultures are trying to feed off me."
"I accept the job, which pays far better
this time around. After all, I don't get
a rise from filmmaking."
"I actually get venereal disease more
often than most people catch colds."
PROFESSIONAL ETHICS #1:
"So I've sold myself for another year.
I have no idea what I've signed. I have
to take on any shit. As I've said, it's
all the same to me."
"'Why are you making such crappy films?
You used to do better stuff,' the trashman
calls over the fence of our villa as he
picks up the trash barrel.
I rub my fingers together
to signify cash. He understands and smiles."
"Fellini wants me in his next film
and asks me to come to Rome. In Rome Dominique
drives me to Fellini's home. He struts around
for hours speaking French, because I don't
speak Italian yet. He starts to get on my
nerves. It's all so very important! I whisper
to Dominique, 'Let's get out of here!'"
"My head is one big garbage can where
everything is jumbled around."
"Now I absolutely despise the murderer
Herzog. I tell him to his face that I want
to see him perish like the llama he executed.
He should be thrown to the crocodiles alive!
An anaconda should throttle him slowly!
The sting of a deadly spider should paralyze
him! His brain should burst from the bite
of the most poisonous of all snakes! Panthers
shouldn't slit his throat open with their
claws, that would be too good for him! No.
Big red ants should piss in his eyes, eat
his balls, penetrate his asshole, and eat
his guts! He should get the plague! Syphilis!
Malaria! Yellow fever! Leprosy! In vain.
The more I wish the most horrible of deaths
on him and treat him like the scum of the
earth that he is, the less I can get rid
"Making movies means money. Money is
our way out of drudgery. So I'll keep going
a while longer."
"Now for the first time appears the
lie that Herzog forced me to act before
the camera at gunpoint. Newspapers, radio,
television eat the bullshit up. In every
interview I call Herzog a cretin."
PROFESSIONAL ETHICS #2:
"I decide on the Swiss film JACK THE
RIPPER in Zurich. I shoot the trash in eight
"Menahem Golan calls me from Israel
and talks me into doing the film ENTEBBE
(aka OPERATION: THUNDERBOLT). He has a nerve
offering me such low pay; he could use a
good one right in the face."
"As soon as I fuck a girl or she's
sucked me off, I want to leave her immediately.
If one sucks me over for so long that I
let her sleep with me and she wants to cuddle
up to me, I kick her away."
"THE SONG OF ROLAND: A miserable, painful
story from the Middle Ages. The pretentious
director, Cassenti, has no talent; he can
win people over only with money. He is too
idiotic to realize that it is they who are
giving an asshole like him the chance to
make a movie."
"Steven Spielberg wants me to do RAIDERS
OF THE LOST ARK, and someone brings the
script from Hollywood to Paris. But as much
as I think that Spielberg is the best director
America has to offer, the screenplay is
the same tired old shit."