From: The Observer - 14 March 1999

'When we were releasing The Shining and Full Metal Jacket, he wanted to know about every single theatre, how many seats, what they were like, everything. He would have his brother-in-law check them out, to make sure all of the theatres were up to snuff. I'd get these calls from him later and he'd say, 'You know, Barry, I'm here in Charlotte, North Carolina and this screen is not so great.' And I'd say, we'll get the exhibitor to get us a new screen. If the exhibitor wouldn't put up a new screen, Stanley would call up and say, 'Well, Barry, I just won't show my movie at that one.' And that was how it was with Stanley, every movie.'