"The Better Angels"
Did You Know?
I worked with Saul Zaentz
a good deal, for example. Saul is the sort of man-he is the antitheses of the general idea of what a producer is like. Saul will owe you 25 cents and says he will pay it at 2:16 in the afternoon on the corner of 42nd and Lexington. He will be there with the quarter. He is a man of his word. I forget-he's made six or seven pictures and five have won Best Picture Oscars. ...
On the CIA: "I never met a stupid person in the agency. Or an assassin. Or a Republican. ...They were, at least in the operations side where I was, there were wall-to-wall knee-jerk liberals. And they were befuddled that the left outside the agency regarded them as some sort of right-wing threat. Because they were the absolute opposite, in their own politics.".