We tend to forget that you made a second 3D film, The stranger wore a gun, for Randolph Scott and Harry Joe Brown. Was it easy to convince them it should be in 3D?
It was the other way around. They asked me to do it in 3D. I had qualms about it, but the conceit that killed so many people won the battle. I knew I was better than the rest of the ordinary geniuses and I thought that, single-handedly, I'd be able to stop the exodus from 3D, revive third-dimensional pictures, and gain some more experience in 3D by doing a Western. But my conceit and hope didn't resurrect 3D. It was dead and buried by the junk thrown at the public way before we started. Too bad.
It doesn't sound as if you were as happy with The stranger wore a gun as you were with House of wax.
That has nothing to do with The stranger wore a gun, but with the massacre of the third-dimensional film-making. But I'm not happy with anything I have ever done, anyway.
" The only thing you cannot direct is the goddamn weather."