"There were two inspirations for the machine. One was a machine that's in the Museum of Sex in New York City. We actually said to GEORGE (CLOONEY), 'We'll show you the machine, if you want to see it,' and George said, 'That's all I need, to be seen coming out of the Museum of Sex with you guys!'" Filmmaker Joel Coen on the inspiration for the contraption Clooney's character creates in new comedy BURN AFTER READING.