Quote of the Week

This week’s quote is yet another that is not by Timothy, but about him:

I had just finished photographing a movie for Timothy Carey called Frenzy, which was later released as The World’s Greatest Sinner. Timothy Carey was in Stanley Kubrick‘s The Killing; he’s the guy who shoots the horse at the race track. And in Paths of Glory he was one of the 3 guys they executed; he played the big guy who smashed cockroaches on a table or something – great scene. Anyway, he met me in New York, then gave me a call and asked if I’d like to shoot a film for him. I laughed (because I had just seen his movie) and said, ‘Well, you’re too big for me to talk back to.’ I mean, he was a monster. I said, ‘What if you don’t like what I say – you’ll crush me like that cockroach.’ He said, ‘You’re right!’… Tim and I got along real well because I was a rebel and he liked that. He and James Dean used to pal around a lot, too. He said James Dean wasn’t from this planet anyway and just got called back early!

Ray Dennis Steckler, interviewed by Boyd Rice in Re/Search #10: Incredibly Strange Films (V/Search Publications, 1986