Screenwriter: You know, people sometimes ask why there were so many jokes about September 11th in the movie. And I always tell them the same thing: “Fine, you take them out. Then Jamie Kennedy would only have been able to do forty minutes of rapping stand-up comedy.”
Director: OK watch this–this is integral.[Girl presses button]
Director: Took me 57 shots to get that one right.
Producer: 57 shots.
Director: This was his second movie, and he actually had a good amount of dialogue in this one. So yeah, the Screen Actors Guild technically forced us to give Vincent Gallo’s Penis separate billing.
Director: We were trying to figure out how to shoot the psychedelic trip scene, and I said to the D.P., “Why don’t we take the drugs off that table and put them into that camera!”
Director of Photography: [chuckling] We ruined a lot of equipment that day.
Director: Yes, traditional monologues only have one speaker. But we found that it was kind of hard to hear only one person over the piercing battle cry of a hungry Tyrannosaurus. So we got seven people to give the speech.
Producer: Interesting note, the third guy is actually saying it backwards.
Screenwriter: Since this was an adaptation, we wanted to stay as true as possible to the original source, which was The Scarlet Letter.
Producer: But that in turn was just Top Gun during the Civil War.
Producer: So we saved a lot of time in the end by just reading Top Gun: The Book.
Screenwriter: That’s where I got the idea for the first, third, and fourth volleyball scenes.