John Boorman tells a great anecdote about this one. Somewhere en route to location, in a S. E. Asia airport, he and Lee were approached by a US General on his way to the Nam, with 'I've always wanted to meet you, I do so appreciate your work' etc.. LM .... 'You a General? ... I don't like Generals'. LM .... 'I like your hat though.' LM .... 'I've never seen so much stuff on a hat before. Is that scrambled egg on your hat? You've got a lot of scrambled egg there'. LM .... 'I like scrambled egg. Can I try on that hat?' General ... 'Why, by all means, Mr. Marvin.' LM .... 'I like scrambled eggs'. I like this hat. I'm gonna eat that hat.' Conversation continues politely betwixt Boorman and general. LM eats hat. General's aide arrives: 'Your helicopter is waiting sir'. General leaves. Minutes later, aide returns: 'Excuse me gentlemen, but the general was wondering if he could have his hat back'.
Well, it sure ain't heaven in the Atlantic! VIDEO
According to Nick Redman, it's tied up in a rights issue. The score itself, is very avant garde, very THX-1138 and THE HELLSTROM CHRONICLE, both of which I enjoy. However, I have the dvd by MGM, and I can eventually see the score released. By whom, I have no idea.