“The mystery Pakula creates with his design elements— the darkness and light, the camera angles, and the architecture—instantly drew me into this movie the first time I saw it. You are in the point of view of an observer, but he always lets you discover, rather than just showing you. It all influenced my style, even early on in Monster’s Ball and Stranger Than Fiction.”
"When you see Redford and Hoffman in a long-shot in this massive space, it gives you a feeling of two little people working against the system, which is that archetypical story of the underdog going against the big machine. That David-and-Goliath principle always works."