Author John Kobal asks, "Where did Nana go wrong in its use of you?"
It didn't. I think it was a beautiful film. I made three remarkably wonderful films. What went wrong wasn't the work, it was the elements. Maybe being in Hollywood ... Who cares? Why should I give it any thought? ... I do think that maybe I was ahead of my time, in terms of an image. The talent around me in America was good, as good as in Germany. It was ... it was was not as ... inventive. I had a feeling, a little bit, that I had to squeeze into a preconceived sort of image, while I expected a totally free environment.
Kobal, John. People Will Talk. New York: Knopf, 1985: 133-34.