Turnaround : A Memoir. Co-written with Jan Novák
. New York : Villard Books, 1994. ISBN 067940063XDistributed by Random House.
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When I was asked to direct One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
(1975), my friends warned me not to go anywhere near it. The story is so American, they argued, that I, an immigrant fresh off the boat, could not do it justice. They were surprised when I explained why I wanted to make the film. To me it was not just literature but real life, the life I lived in Czechoslovakia from my birth in 1932 until...
He was due to have directed a film called Hell Camp in the early 1990s, from an original screenplay he had written with Adam Davidson
. The film, to have been shot in New York and Tokyo, was to have starred Dylan Walsh
and centred on two young Americans travelling to Japan and learning Japanese discipline and fighting spirit at a military-style camp. One falls in love with a Japanese girl while ...