Outside magazine, June 1996
His last movie dealt with a psychotic who threatened to blow up a bus. Now
So who's got better tornadoes, you or The Wizard of Oz?
Theirs was very different from ours. They used a pair of ladies' stockings. One leg was mounted from the top and bottom on little movable tracks, and they blew air through it. If you did that today, nobody would believe it.
Then how, exactly, did you make yours?
We had two 747 engines mounted on big trailers to recreate the wind. It worked great, except that when actors spoke their lines, leaves would fly into their mouths.
Any big problems, other than being in the path of real-life twisters?
Once we got lost in a huge cornfield. The corn was seven or eight feet tall. We were driving around in circles for hours. Now that was pretty scary.