Stanley Kubrick on line four

Kubrick aide:
The most incredible thing about Stanley’s office was that he could never find a unit list (with everyone’s phone number), even though there were dozens of office people to keep such a list up-to-date. He found it quickest to phone anyone whose number he could remember, ask them if they know where so-and-so was, and, by the way, how were things going. Kind of a random cascade reference program.

Seen in The Making of Kubrick’s 2001 (1970)