This is the one movie where William Goldman got it right. I know, I know, he's supposed to be this world class script doctor who can alledgedly fix any script problem but ya know, a lot of the movies he wrote arn't very good or are overrated at best. This one however gets it right, too right maybe as Roger Ebert noted in his original review. I miss the days when thrillers were about people and procedure instead of lots of things going boom.
Love Redford from this era, even if he did beat out Scorsese for Best Director! Funny how nobody talks about ORDINARY PEOPLE anymore...
Yeah, this film is a stone cold classic and one of those amazing examples of all the right elements coming together at just the right time. And you can see the film's influence in recent stuff like SHATTERED GLASS and ZODIAC.
Thanks guys, I think Redford's performance in this film is always overlooked so I wanted to include it in this series. The film is an absolute favorite as well. A movie that is both brilliant and important.
Interesting, at least to me, that Redford is rocking a porno 'stache in the behind-the-scenes footage as opposed to the clean shaven look of the film. I usually think of these types of things being shot concurrently with the film, but this case was clearly different, unless that's faux facial hair.
Ned, You have inspired me to someday write a book called, "Redford's Pono'stache." That phrase is just that inspired. Thanks!
No problem, Jeremy! Though, that colloquialism has been around for awhile so it would be wrong for me to take credit. Still, if that book comes to light, I'll gladly take some of the royalties.
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