I wanted to make a  film where I could examine the change in the 15 years since I had been in the U.S. We changed the location of the novel on which it was vaguely based from L.A. to San Francisco. As a city, it was experiencing such a thrilling upheaval. 

Is it true that the "Musketeers" movies were not originally intended to be divided into separate films?

"Musketeers" was to have been a three-hour roadshow movie with interval. It was to have been shot in Hungary, but I managed to get the producers to move the location to Spain, thus doubling the budget. The only way to proceed was to shoot the whole project as one and then release it as two.

Audrey Hepburn and Sean Connery were so touching together as the middle-age Robin Hood and Maid Marian in "Robin and Marian."

"Robin and Marian" is one of my favorites, although the week before shooting, I realized that I was shooting a script that had 63 pages of people talking under an oak tree and I panicked! Maybe that is why I managed to shoot the film in five and a half weeks. 

susan.king@latimes.com 

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'The Three Musketeers'

Where: Landmark Theatres, 10850 W. Pico at Westwood Blvd., West Los Angeles

When: 7 p.m. Wed.

Admission: $13.

Information: http://www.landmarktheatres.com