The Cinema Society's Screening of ‘The Good Night’
East Hampton, N.Y. August 18, 2007. By Alex Gartenfeld
The film is about dreaming. Do you have a worst nightmare? “It's about dreaming? Oh, I didn't realize that. I was wondering.”
Do you have a worst nightmare?
“After my father died, I had this really horrible nightmare. The worst nightmare I've ever had. Way to cheer me up!”
—Billy Joel (GETTY IMAGES)
Did the film come to you in a dream?
“It did actually. I'm really interested in the way dreams affect reality.”
What's your worst nightmare? “I had get back to my high school, and I have one year left of eligibility to play basketball. That's not true, but that's always the dream.”
Did you have nightmares as a kid? “I had a recurring one with a witch and a drain. It went on for five years. The witch was in the drain.”
What's your worst nightmare?
“It's the nightmare where you're at school and you have no clothes on. I think it's because school is coming back in season.”—Katie Lee Joel
What's your favorite dream?
What's your favorite recurring dream? “When I was covering ballet, I dreamed I was flying. I would jump into the clouds, and then I would levitate.”
—Sessa von Richthofen
What's your worst nightmare? “My God, I'd rather not remember them.”
What SPF do you use? “Oh, God, I don't know.”
Do you have nightmares?
“Yeah, but you won't think it's scary. A crocodile was chasing me. It plagued me for years as a small child. It took me fifteen years to figure it out: I'd seen Peter Pan, and there's a crocodile in it.”
Do you have a least-favorite trailer? “Swept Away. No, I'm joking.”