Excerpt from: The New York Times - 4 July 1999
Title: What They Say About Stanley Kubrick
Jerry Lewis (actor-director-writer; edited a film at same studio Kubrick was editing "2001")
He's in the cutting room and I'm watching this man investigate his work, and it was fascinating. He was intrigued with the fact that I did more than one thing. He was a very big fan of "hyphenates." I think he would have loved to have written "2001" without Arthur Clarke. But he did have a high regard for people who directed their own material.
I was in my cutting room around 1 in the morning, and he strolls in smoking a cigarette and says, "Can I watch?" I said: "Yeah, you can watch. You wanna see a Jew go down? Stand there." That was the night I coined the expression, "You cannot polish a turd." And then Kubrick looked at me and said, "You can if you freeze it."