During the winter months of 1983 and 1984, I spent time in London helping Stanley get computerized. In the evenings over Indian food in St. Albans, we would talk about his films. “The Shining” had been released a few years before and, “Full Metal Jacket” was in the planning stages.
On most mornings, my phone would ring at 7:30 AM in San Anselmo and it would be Stanley with those famous words, “Hello Alan. This is Stanley. Do you have a few moments?” For Stanley, I always did even though the call may last for two hours.