A Diamond Cutter of Men
 
 
Stanley Kubrick on the set of Full Metal Jacket
Photo courtesy of The Full Metal Jacket Site
 
    "Stanley...is a thoroughly charming and easy-going fellow, just a good ole boy who happens to have made about half of the classic films in America.  I talk to him every few days.  We are trying to come up with a more satisfying ending for (the film)...I said, 'But Stanley...the Vietnam War bloody well wasn't satisfying.'  'Right,' he said, 'but they made you go...while we've got to convince people to pay to see this movie.'"
--from "The Killing of Gus Hasford", LA Weekly, June 1993
 

    (Hasford) started leafing through the pages of his victory letter from Australia.  "Hmm...hmm....Maybe you better put in that Stanley Kubrick is a diamond cutter of men.  I don't know for sure what it means, but it sounds good."

--from "The Several Battles of Gustav Hasford," LA Times Magazine, 1987
 
  
 
 
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