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[INFORMATION] [AUTHOR] [SOURCE] [PRG] [FILEPATH] [DELAY] [CD TRACK] [COMMENT] [END INFORMATION] [SUBTITLE] [COLF]&HFFFFFF,[STYLE]no,[SIZE]18,[FONT]Arial 00:00:25.00,00:00:28.15 We wanted to set up[br]the atmosphere immediately, 00:00:28.24,00:00:32.71 which is why you get this low...[br]grind over the first few cards. 00:00:32.80,00:00:34.76 And then in a minute you get... 00:00:36.04,00:00:37.31 ...that. 00:00:37.40,00:00:41.44 Murder, which is the subject matter[br]of the film. 00:00:41.52,00:00:47.67 This title sequence attempted to put[br]together, in newspaper headlines, 00:00:47.76,00:00:50.72 many elements and clues[br]inside the film. 00:00:50.80,00:00:54.11 We wanted to do this to lay out[br]the territory of the movie, 00:00:54.20,00:00:59.48 let the audience know it involved[br]clues, you'd have to think a bit. 00:01:00.76,00:01:05.12 And gave us a chance to do a sort of[br]overture with Patrick Doyle's music 00:01:05.20,00:01:11.72 that could set up the full-blooded[br]melodramatic atmosphere of the film. 00:01:11.80,00:01:17.35 The original script, very noir-ish[br]and a bit gothic as well, 00:01:19.64,00:01:25.79 borrowing from the period[br]that the sequences in the past used, 00:01:25.88,00:01:31.03 and trying to set the audience up for[br]something that would be out there. 00:01:31.12,00:01:33.63 It would definitely be full-blooded. 00:01:33.72,00:01:38.40 And immediately trying to get them[br]intrigued by names like Gray Baker, 00:01:38.48,00:01:41.87 who's a character we'll see[br]a lot of, and newspapers - 00:01:41.96,00:01:45.75 he's a newspaper reporter -[br]play a great part in the movie. 00:01:45.84,00:01:50.67 And making sure everybody's name[br]was on the credit sequence, as well. 00:01:50.76,00:01:54.12 It took us months, a fella[br]called Phil Norman did it. 00:01:54.20,00:01:57.59 We went through many variations[br]in order to see 00:01:57.68,00:02:01.88 the amount of information[br]people could possibly absorb, 00:02:01.96,00:02:06.64 given that this is the moment when[br]people are getting into their seats. 00:02:06.72,00:02:10.43 Just introducing all the names,[br]because there are a lot, 00:02:10.52,00:02:12.64 we go into the past and the future 00:02:12.72,00:02:16.92 and it's, I suppose in the context[br]of a thriller, complex. 00:02:17.00,00:02:21.39 Peter Berger, a co-editor on Fatal[br]Attraction, did a terrific job. 00:02:21.48,00:02:24.95 Tim Harvey, production designer[br]on all the films I've directed, 00:02:25.04,00:02:27.08 came from England to design this. 00:02:27.16,00:02:29.43 Matt Leonetti did a great job as DP. 00:02:40.92,00:02:42.80 And there is Roman Strauss. 00:02:44.92,00:02:49.67 And then we dissolve, musically,[br]into the very beginning of the piece. 00:02:49.76,00:02:54.15 We start to hear[br]the song Lush Life. 00:02:54.80,00:02:59.08 Quite a difficult song to sing,[br]as you can hear from me singing it, 00:02:59.16,00:03:02.36 but a, sort of,[br]almost atonal kind of feel to it. 00:03:03.44,00:03:08.96 And the first time I read the script[br]I remember I was in the midst of - 00:03:09.04,00:03:12.19 that's my birthday,[br]by the way, December 10th - 00:03:12.28,00:03:14.95 I was in a play in Los Angeles, 00:03:15.04,00:03:18.11 and in the dressing room[br]I was sent this script, 00:03:18.20,00:03:22.56 one of a number I was getting sent[br]in the wake of having done Henry V. 00:03:22.64,00:03:25.39 And we were there[br]after Henry V had opened, 00:03:25.48,00:03:27.99 I said to my then-wife,[br]Emma Thompson, 00:03:28.08,00:03:30.75 I'll read this aloud[br]and see if we like it. 00:03:30.84,00:03:33.43 I started to read[br]this opening sequence 00:03:33.52,00:03:36.75 and I was so gripped[br]by the hypnotic quality of it, 00:03:36.84,00:03:40.15 this fella in shadow,[br]singing this strange song, 00:03:40.24,00:03:44.71 and now the arrival of Gray Baker[br]into this cell covered in clippings, 00:03:44.80,00:03:50.64 some of which we've given you[br]moments of during the title sequence. 00:03:56.64,00:03:59.15 Scott Frank, the writer,[br]who did a great job, 00:03:59.24,00:04:03.03 seemed to really enjoy[br]the enigmatic nature of this scene, 00:04:03.12,00:04:08.07 which we'd set up as something[br]the audience should be intrigued by, 00:04:08.16,00:04:13.36 and that eventually would[br]provide clues to the resolution. 00:04:23.88,00:04:26.87 That emergence[br]from the shadow into the light 00:04:26.96,00:04:30.03 was absolutely something[br]that Scott wrote in. 00:04:30.12,00:04:34.83 The atmosphere and noir-ish texture[br]of this scene is very much him. 00:04:34.92,00:04:38.80 I wish I could say I'd done[br]an amazing job creating it myself, 00:04:38.88,00:04:43.08 but I felt it so leapt off the page[br]that we should do what he wrote, 00:04:43.16,00:04:45.51 and that's essentially what we did. 00:04:45.60,00:04:48.59 And as you can see,[br]it's in black and white. 00:04:48.68,00:04:51.48 Scott's original version[br]of the screenplay, 00:04:51.56,00:04:54.95 not the one I saw,[br]which was after several rewrites, 00:04:55.04,00:04:57.95 the script had been[br]to a number of directors. 00:04:58.04,00:05:02.00 By the time it got to me the[br]story was supposed to be in colour. 00:05:02.08,00:05:05.55 We found many, many months[br]into the preview process 00:05:05.64,00:05:08.95 that the story[br]was complex to the point where, 00:05:09.04,00:05:13.08 without the black-and-white[br]sequences explaining clearly, 00:05:13.16,00:05:16.63 visually, that we[br]were in the past, in another world, 00:05:16.72,00:05:22.59 it was difficult to take in all[br]the strands of story going at once. 00:05:22.68,00:05:26.83 You've seen the scissors under[br]the hair on the newspaper again, 00:05:26.92,00:05:31.36 lots of clues, in fact there are[br]various red herrings and in-jokes. 00:05:31.44,00:05:36.27 For what it's worth,[br]the number on my shirt, 25-10-1 4-15, 00:05:36.36,00:05:39.19 is the date[br]of the Battle of Agincourt. 00:05:39.28,00:05:42.87 We felt this film was one[br]in which you could allow yourself 00:05:42.96,00:05:46.87 little moments like that,[br]that weren't too self-indulgent. 00:05:46.96,00:05:51.91 The mysterious whisper that took me[br]three readings of the script 00:05:52.00,00:05:54.88 to understand the point of. 00:06:03.28,00:06:05.87 Then we went into[br]an enjoyable sequence to film, 00:06:05.96,00:06:09.92 which was Roman Strauss's[br]march towards Death Row. 00:06:13.52,00:06:16.32 And again,[br]Scott Frank, very clever 00:06:16.40,00:06:19.71 to produce this kind of scene[br]with such economy. 00:06:19.80,00:06:22.68 Genuine intrigue,[br]not just bogus intrigue. 00:06:22.76,00:06:24.72 A pair of scissors in his hand, 00:06:24.80,00:06:28.79 and we go through[br]this faintly hallucinatory section. 00:06:28.88,00:06:33.27 We shot it in a real jail, just[br]currently unused in Los Angeles, 00:06:33.36,00:06:37.51 and lots of wide-angle lenses,[br]and tried to get closer and closer 00:06:37.60,00:06:40.67 to the eyes of the man[br]who may or may not be a killer, 00:06:40.76,00:06:43.75 approaching a woman[br]whom he may or may not kill. 00:06:43.84,00:06:46.64 This shot here[br]is with me tied to a dolly 00:06:46.72,00:06:49.39 and with the camera[br]very close to my eyes. 00:07:00.88,00:07:04.47 We go straight to one of those[br]classic moments in a film, 00:07:04.56,00:07:07.79 that's become a sort of[br]convention of the genre - 00:07:07.88,00:07:12.40 waking up shocked in the night,[br]and the classic Gothic gates - 00:07:12.48,00:07:16.03 touch of Citizen Kane there -[br]that again was in the script. 00:07:16.12,00:07:19.43 Scott enjoying the vocabulary[br]of this kind of film. 00:07:19.52,00:07:23.96 Again, Hitchcock, and a bit of black[br]magic coming in with the cross, 00:07:24.04,00:07:26.79 you know, the slow turn[br]of the door handle, 00:07:26.88,00:07:31.16 and music supporting it all[br]to say very early to the audience, 00:07:31.24,00:07:35.28 "We're gonna give you what we think[br]is the fun of this visceral ride. 00:07:35.36,00:07:37.35 "When it's frightening,[br]the music'll be frightening, 00:07:39.68,00:07:41.99 "and we'll change tone very quickly." 00:07:42.08,00:07:47.68 And suddenly the first beat of the[br]movie is over, that moment of panic. 00:07:47.76,00:07:52.99 We've set up intrigue, someone being[br]killed and this woman being haunted. 00:07:53.08,00:07:56.79 She's in the present, in colour,[br]and we start working out, 00:07:56.88,00:08:00.35 "Right, what's this all about?[br]Who is this woman? " 00:08:00.44,00:08:05.96 And we know very soon that having[br]produced the female protagonist, 00:08:06.04,00:08:09.32 that we must be near[br]producing the male protagonist, 00:08:09.40,00:08:12.52 and it's that kind of film -[br]he must be a detective. 00:08:12.60,00:08:17.15 First thing he's got to work out is[br]what it means - "Rysher" or "Dysher". 00:08:26.76,00:08:31.04 She's clearly haunted,[br]something we don't understand, 00:08:31.12,00:08:36.27 but what we saw in black and white[br]at the beginning is haunting her. 00:08:47.36,00:08:49.11 And this is a nice touch, 00:08:49.20,00:08:52.91 where, given where we are,[br]with people in clerical gear, 00:08:53.00,00:08:57.44 our hero about to emerge[br]has an appropriately resonant name. 00:09:07.44,00:09:12.88 Mike Church. Another touch of Scott[br]having fun with this kind of genre. 00:09:12.96,00:09:17.51 Because we were having fun, annoying[br]or not, people read things into it, 00:09:17.60,00:09:20.64 including this,[br]where I'm seen for the first time, 00:09:20.72,00:09:23.36 and my car is parked[br]the wrong way on the wrong side. 00:09:23.44,00:09:29.71 Everybody thought it referred to the[br]fact I'm from across the Atlantic. 00:09:29.80,00:09:32.71 It was simply to get[br]the front bit of the shot, 00:09:32.80,00:09:36.76 the background of skyscrapers,[br]so that's where we placed the car. 00:09:36.84,00:09:40.04 The crew were saying,[br]"You'd never park there." 00:09:40.12,00:09:44.35 I thought, "I want to see the front[br]of the shot. We'll live with it." 00:09:44.44,00:09:48.23 This was the introduction[br]to me trying an American accent, 00:09:48.32,00:09:51.52 which I think[br]was more acceptable to people then, 00:09:51.60,00:09:54.40 because they didn't quite know[br]who we were, 00:09:54.48,00:09:58.55 which was good cos they were[br]just watching a thriller then. 00:09:58.64,00:10:04.03 And I had fun, as you can imagine,[br]playing a gumshoe detective, and... 00:10:04.12,00:10:06.16 This is a scene[br]I particularly liked, 00:10:06.24,00:10:09.87 meeting Robin Williams'[br]character for the first time, 00:10:09.96,00:10:12.68 living, as he appears to,[br]in this freezer. 00:10:12.76,00:10:16.15 Cozy Carlisle,[br]who is immediately aggressive. 00:10:16.24,00:10:18.75 Robin Williams,[br]obviously a huge star, 00:10:18.84,00:10:22.31 and someone I was very lucky[br]to have in the movie. 00:10:22.40,00:10:24.67 I went to meet him in San Francisco, 00:10:24.76,00:10:27.64 and in common[br]with all the actors in the film, 00:10:27.72,00:10:31.03 he was someone who I admired[br]because of his talent, 00:10:31.12,00:10:33.55 but he seemed to make unusual choices 00:10:33.64,00:10:37.63 and to be in a film like this[br]with a second-time director, 00:10:37.72,00:10:40.92 he's in three[br]terrifically effective scenes, 00:10:41.00,00:10:43.75 including this one[br]where we start to build 00:10:43.84,00:10:46.91 what will be[br]a wonderfully paid-off sick joke 00:10:47.00,00:10:50.07 that finishes off[br]in a scene with Andy Garcia, 00:10:50.16,00:10:53.04 with Mike Church[br]trying to give up smoking. 00:10:53.12,00:10:56.19 Ironic because at that stage[br]I did not smoke, 00:10:56.28,00:11:01.11 and found it impossible[br]to smoke at all as an individual, 00:11:01.20,00:11:06.64 and scenes that were in the film[br]where I actually smoked, 00:11:06.72,00:11:09.44 had to be cut[br]because I simply couldn't do it. 00:11:09.52,00:11:13.56 The sad, horrible truth is that[br]some time later I now do smoke. 00:11:13.64,00:11:19.24 I'm hoping I'll watch the scene with[br]Andy Garcia and give up instantly. 00:11:37.16,00:11:40.79 Cozy Carlisle is this[br]semi-clairvoyant eccentric 00:11:40.88,00:11:43.15 that Robin had so much fun playing, 00:11:43.24,00:11:46.83 and he introduced a terrifically[br]convincing dark side. 00:11:46.92,00:11:51.67 There's something disturbing about[br]seeing someone who's funny and warm 00:11:51.76,00:11:55.20 introduce this very dark,[br]rather sinister quality. 00:11:55.28,00:11:56.84 Again, in a film like this, 00:11:56.92,00:12:01.12 the vocabulary makes sure that[br]almost every character you meet 00:12:01.20,00:12:04.75 Iooks as though they might[br]be involved in the murder. 00:12:04.84,00:12:08.91 You want to introduce everyone[br]as a sort of potential suspect, 00:12:09.00,00:12:12.71 and produce some of what Agatha[br]Christie called "red herrings", 00:12:12.80,00:12:17.16 dupes that start to entertain[br]and confuse and stimulate you, 00:12:17.24,00:12:21.03 and hopefully make the audience[br]feel, "I know who did it! " 00:12:21.12,00:12:23.39 Or, "Was it him? "[br]Or, "What did he say? " 00:12:23.48,00:12:28.23 And in early screenings there was a[br]lot of conversation in the audience. 00:12:28.32,00:12:33.07 They had tuned in to the idea that[br]you had to listen very carefully, 00:12:33.16,00:12:36.44 that there was[br]probably no line that was casual, 00:12:36.52,00:12:41.80 there was probably something leading[br]to an important clue for later on. 00:12:45.88,00:12:48.15 A lot of this scene was improvised, 00:12:48.24,00:12:50.91 we shot two or three[br]cameras at all times. 00:12:51.00,00:12:55.28 Robin, very free with improvisation,[br]and I tried feebly to keep up. 00:12:55.36,00:12:58.99 The outside of the house there[br]that we return to so often 00:12:59.08,00:13:03.23 is in Pasadena, and aside[br]from its own particular character, 00:13:03.32,00:13:08.71 we built the gates that you see[br]and we put extra Gothic towers on it 00:13:08.80,00:13:13.79 to help us produce a greater sense[br]of a vivid and atmospheric house, 00:13:13.88,00:13:19.11 à la horror films,[br]à la Mandalay in Rebecca, 00:13:19.20,00:13:24.35 and Tim Harvey was very keen to[br]maximise the gothic intensity of it. 00:13:29.48,00:13:33.92 Once again, the sort of detail[br]that Scott Frank had brought to bear 00:13:34.00,00:13:37.47 in several years of[br]development with Lindsay Doran, 00:13:37.56,00:13:41.27 who was hugely influential[br]in tying up the various holes 00:13:41.36,00:13:44.03 that are inevitable[br]in a script like this, 00:13:44.12,00:13:49.19 introduces another important clue,[br]which is gloves and a Claddagh ring. 00:13:49.28,00:13:50.92 And also, as you can tell, 00:13:51.00,00:13:54.83 at all times a little bit[br]of humour from all the characters. 00:14:04.64,00:14:07.76 Important, in such a film,[br]or we thought anyway, 00:14:07.84,00:14:12.12 to make sure that the meeting[br]between the two central characters 00:14:12.20,00:14:15.79 would be important,[br]so we do the little moves in there. 00:14:23.80,00:14:27.27 A more difficult moment[br]where I had to use the accent, 00:14:27.36,00:14:29.63 I don't know why it was, but it was. 00:14:29.72,00:14:34.84 I worked with[br]a terrific... dialect expert, 00:14:34.92,00:14:39.04 Carla Meyer, who helped me[br]with tapes and sessions one-to-one, 00:14:39.12,00:14:43.75 where we worked on trying to find[br]some sort of neutral American accent 00:14:43.84,00:14:46.83 and when I was[br]preparing the film I would go out 00:14:46.92,00:14:49.83 and try and be an American[br]and go to the movies 00:14:49.92,00:14:52.99 and go into shops[br]and try and be an American, 00:14:53.08,00:14:56.96 which was odd, because many people[br]are not from Los Angeles, 00:14:57.04,00:14:59.60 they're from all over the world and[br]not sharp about your accent anyway, 00:14:59.68,00:15:02.19 so it was something that I enjoyed[br]once I got over the embarrassment 00:15:03.80,00:15:09.35 of doing it[br]in front of an American crew. 00:15:16.04,00:15:19.75 Wayne Knight, who's gone on[br]to become hugely successful 00:15:19.84,00:15:22.43 in Seinfeld[br]and Third Rock From The Sun 00:15:22.52,00:15:25.03 and Basic Instinct[br]and Jurassic Park, 00:15:25.12,00:15:29.48 had worked with Emma many years[br]ago on a comedy show in Britain. 00:15:29.56,00:15:33.92 And when Lindsay Doran approached me[br]about making the film I said, 00:15:34.00,00:15:38.99 along with Tim Harvey, and Phyllis[br]Dalton, the costume designer 00:15:39.08,00:15:42.39 and myself and Emma,[br]who I said must play the parts, 00:15:42.48,00:15:44.91 for what that was worth, 00:15:45.00,00:15:50.12 another actor we insisted[br]should be involved was Wayne Knight. 00:15:50.20,00:15:53.43 He's very funny,[br]he's got a great face, 00:15:53.52,00:15:58.15 I knew that he would enjoy[br]this slightly whistling character, 00:15:58.24,00:16:01.95 the funny, hard-edged[br]friend of the hero, 00:16:02.04,00:16:04.23 and their banter with each other, 00:16:04.32,00:16:07.60 and his importance[br]in helping to resolve the plot - 00:16:07.68,00:16:11.47 the best friend's there when it[br]matters-added a real dimension. 00:16:11.56,00:16:17.43 We knew that in order to keep[br]the interest, the acting must be good 00:16:18.56,00:16:21.55 and the characters[br]must be interesting, and again, 00:16:21.64,00:16:24.79 because you get[br]a fully fleshed out human being, 00:16:24.88,00:16:29.83 you wonder whether he's got something[br]to do with whatever's going on. 00:16:33.96,00:16:36.68 We enjoyed this lighting,[br]as you can tell, 00:16:36.76,00:16:40.59 we again go for a sort of[br]noir-ish look, lit from underneath, 00:16:40.68,00:16:44.47 using the red of the darkroom[br]to give it the visual texture 00:16:44.56,00:16:49.59 of a kind of film and kind of world[br]where odd things happen. 00:16:49.68,00:16:55.83 We still keep that "ooee-ooee-oo"[br]in the atmosphere of the film. 00:16:55.92,00:16:57.96 Emma here had a real challenge. 00:16:58.04,00:17:02.83 For the first 20 minutes of the film[br]she doesn't move... speak, rather, 00:17:02.92,00:17:05.51 and one of her strengths[br]as an actress 00:17:05.60,00:17:09.15 is to be able to be[br]a real person without speaking, 00:17:09.24,00:17:13.39 so we were very lucky-that was why[br]I was insisting on casting her, 00:17:13.48,00:17:17.19 who at that stage, like me,[br]was not known by a vast public. 00:17:17.28,00:17:23.12 I'm glad I was right about that and[br]the years have borne out the wisdom 00:17:23.20,00:17:27.75 of the decision by Lindsay[br]and Scott and Paramount to cast her. 00:17:31.08,00:17:33.31 That man is Patrick Doyle,[br]our composer, 00:17:33.40,00:17:37.55 playing the shortest[br]policeman in Los Angeles 00:17:37.64,00:17:41.60 as we do this one-shot visual gag,[br]again a Scott Frank thing, 00:17:41.68,00:17:47.04 that suggests that this is not the[br]nicest place to spend the evening. 00:17:50.24,00:17:55.44 And this sequence was shot...[br]We mocked-up this set in the jail 00:17:55.52,00:17:58.03 where we shot the opening sequence. 00:18:00.16,00:18:02.35 Richard Easton plays the Father. 00:18:02.44,00:18:05.40 I had worked with him[br]in the theatre in England, 00:18:05.48,00:18:08.99 and he was living in America,[br]a long-time colleague, 00:18:09.08,00:18:11.35 been in lots of Shakespeare with me 00:18:11.44,00:18:15.23 and was now working in San Diego,[br]and he came up to do this. 00:18:15.32,00:18:17.51 The exterior of Mike's apartment, 00:18:17.60,00:18:20.91 like most exteriors in the film,[br]is shot from below, 00:18:21.00,00:18:25.20 and lit in a way that tries to give[br]each of the houses a character, 00:18:25.28,00:18:28.40 and potentially[br]a sort of foreboding character. 00:18:30.88,00:18:34.35 The interior of Mike's apartment[br]was on a sound stage 00:18:34.44,00:18:36.79 and most interiors are sound stages. 00:18:36.88,00:18:41.27 The exteriors are real locations[br]that we found in Los Angeles. 00:18:43.72,00:18:48.08 Once again, with the music[br]and Scott's screen directions, 00:18:48.16,00:18:53.44 we start to enjoy what's going to be[br]an important weapon in the picture - 00:18:53.52,00:18:57.67 we've seen it at the beginning[br]in dramatic fashion-the scissors. 00:18:57.76,00:19:00.03 Introducing them in this way, 00:19:00.12,00:19:05.11 you begin to wonder if Mike Church[br]may be at the heart of all this. 00:19:06.32,00:19:11.71 Tim Harvey designed this apartment[br]with an Arts and Crafts feel to it. 00:19:11.80,00:19:16.48 If you ever visit my house, several[br]of the pieces of furniture are there. 00:19:16.56,00:19:21.31 I did pay for them. I didn't sneak[br]them into the back of my car. 00:19:24.60,00:19:29.88 We built the interiors so we'd have[br]as much flexibility as we could 00:19:29.96,00:19:34.00 to be able to move walls[br]and move the camera around. 00:19:34.08,00:19:38.12 I was then, I suppose I still am,[br]in uninterrupted takes, 00:19:38.20,00:19:40.39 and you'll notice that sequence, 00:19:40.48,00:19:45.03 up until the point where we[br]arrive here, was shot in one take, 00:19:45.12,00:19:49.24 and there are many instances[br]where we do uninterrupted takes. 00:19:49.72,00:19:54.87 Mike's self-mocking character was[br]something I enjoyed playing a lot, 00:19:54.96,00:19:58.08 as we enjoyed[br]suddenly resting on the scissors. 00:19:59.60,00:20:03.83 Here we are back to a scream.[br]It's a film where you need a scream, 00:20:03.92,00:20:06.04 and we need to remind ourselves 00:20:06.12,00:20:10.03 that there's something in the past[br]that haunts this woman. 00:20:10.12,00:20:13.27 And by this stage, of course,[br]we're pretty aware 00:20:13.36,00:20:18.67 that Mike Church looks[br]remarkably similar to Roman Strauss, 00:20:18.76,00:20:21.75 who, once again,[br]has picked up those scissors, 00:20:21.84,00:20:24.59 and we are leading[br]the audience to believe 00:20:24.68,00:20:28.04 that if a murder was committed[br]in the past by that man 00:20:28.12,00:20:33.35 then maybe this man who looks[br]like him now may be involved with it. 00:20:41.08,00:20:44.75 Slightly more innocuous view[br]of the same building. 00:20:45.88,00:20:51.27 You're about to meet Derek Jacobi[br]who plays Franklyn Madson. 00:20:51.36,00:20:54.27 Originally, other actors[br]were going to play this part, 00:20:54.36,00:20:57.95 but various complications[br]meant they couldn't, 00:20:58.04,00:21:00.95 so Derek Jacobi[br]was brought out from England. 00:21:01.04,00:21:03.79 He'd been in a play[br]up until the Saturday. 00:21:03.88,00:21:07.11 He flew out on Tuesday[br]and was shooting by Friday. 00:21:07.20,00:21:11.35 Like Emma and myself, having[br]a mainly theatrical background, 00:21:11.44,00:21:14.59 he was an unlikely choice,[br]and given this was... 00:21:14.68,00:21:18.39 albeit a modestly, for the time,[br]budgeted studio movie, 00:21:18.48,00:21:23.79 he was someone, like the pair of us,[br]that the studio was nervous about. 00:21:23.88,00:21:28.91 Not regarding talent, obviously,[br]but on the issue of commerciality. 00:21:29.00,00:21:33.83 So it was Sydney Pollack, executive[br]producer and a great film-maker, 00:21:33.92,00:21:37.91 who ran Mirage with Lindsay Doran, 00:21:38.00,00:21:41.23 who was very helpful[br]in supporting me as a film-maker 00:21:41.32,00:21:45.68 and persuading people that Derek[br]would be a great piece of casting. 00:21:45.76,00:21:48.67 And that,[br]like the other actors in the piece, 00:21:48.76,00:21:56.84 he would be sufficiently ambiguous[br]to whet the audience's appetite 00:21:56.92,00:22:00.96 for believing that he may have[br]something to do with this intrigue. 00:22:01.04,00:22:04.51 And, once again, an actor[br]who makes unusual choices. 00:22:04.60,00:22:07.51 So as you go through[br]you meet all these actors 00:22:07.60,00:22:12.72 whose careers have shown really[br]interesting paths. 00:22:12.80,00:22:15.36 They are always gonna do[br]something unusual. 00:22:15.44,00:22:18.51 So I loved the character[br]of the cast in general, 00:22:18.60,00:22:21.03 and Derek,[br]who's a dear friend of mine, 00:22:21.12,00:22:23.71 is able to play things[br]with great depth, 00:22:23.80,00:22:26.23 and so,[br]although we introduce him here 00:22:26.32,00:22:29.55 as a rather light-hearted[br]and rather funny man, 00:22:29.64,00:22:33.23 we know that he's very likely[br]to be much more than that. 00:22:38.80,00:22:43.75 Here we introduce one of the things[br]that perhaps put off many directors 00:22:43.84,00:22:48.63 whose fingerprints were here before[br]mine-but I take no offence at that. 00:22:48.72,00:22:53.95 It's the idea of hypnosis, regression[br]and eventually of reincarnation, 00:22:54.04,00:22:57.35 so we see Madson[br]beginning slowly to hypnotise her, 00:22:58.72,00:23:02.71 and we wonder what's gonna happen,[br]but we know the kind of film we're in 00:23:02.80,00:23:04.68 so here's what happens. 00:23:07.24,00:23:11.79 At last she speaks, but, of course,[br]speaks in a way that frightens us 00:23:11.88,00:23:14.55 and we know that[br]she surely is in distress 00:23:14.64,00:23:19.35 and now that she can, perhaps,[br]speak, we'll find out a little more. 00:23:31.76,00:23:36.20 Scott Frank did a wonderful job[br]of balancing those "scare" moments 00:23:36.28,00:23:40.24 with humour, he was always[br]undercutting things with humour, 00:23:40.32,00:23:44.03 and I think it sent a signal[br]to the audience that the film, 00:23:44.12,00:23:48.43 although enjoying itself[br]was not taking itself too seriously. 00:23:48.52,00:23:53.80 It was a real delight in working[br]in this kind of... medium, this genre. 00:23:53.88,00:23:58.16 And although the darker side is[br]influenced by films like 00:23:58.24,00:24:01.83 Otto Preminger's Laura,[br]and Hitchcock's Rebecca - 00:24:01.92,00:24:05.12 a lot of Hitchcock,[br]and indeed Wells, 00:24:05.20,00:24:09.19 everybody who worked successfully[br]and inspiringly in noir, 00:24:09.28,00:24:16.55 and who combined such stories with[br]the leavening quality of humour - 00:24:16.64,00:24:21.32 all of these were inspiration for us,[br]and here we end with a nice gag. 00:24:23.48,00:24:29.11 Improvised by Derek, and part[br]of the characteristic sparring 00:24:29.20,00:24:31.95 between the characters[br]of Madson and Church. 00:24:36.20,00:24:39.51 But as we find them together here[br]for a little while, 00:24:39.60,00:24:42.03 it's necessary to make us understand 00:24:42.12,00:24:45.35 that they're[br]becoming attracted to each other, 00:24:45.44,00:24:51.28 so the sort of spiky, joshing,[br]kind of verbal... nonsense 00:24:51.36,00:24:55.96 that Church has been coming up with[br]is leading to something more tender. 00:24:56.04,00:25:01.03 And there's a temptation to think[br]we might be annoying the audience, 00:25:01.12,00:25:04.11 but we're hoping that[br]they will enjoy the fact 00:25:04.20,00:25:07.67 that it's now gonna[br]complicate matters even more, 00:25:07.76,00:25:12.44 especially if Mike Church had[br]anything to do with the murder. 00:25:14.56,00:25:19.43 Another little noir-ish touch,[br]let's introduce The Laughing Duke. 00:25:20.16,00:25:24.95 These films always have mad toys,[br]clockwork things 00:25:25.04,00:25:28.16 that are faintly sinister,[br]depending on how you shoot them. 00:25:28.24,00:25:34.68 And from a jolly exterior where that[br]particular clockwork duke is amusing, 00:25:34.76,00:25:40.31 we go into a slightly more creepy[br]interior and discover Madson at work. 00:25:40.40,00:25:43.23 We had great fun[br]assembling all these props 00:25:43.32,00:25:46.71 from the Paramount prop store,[br]and we hired things, 00:25:46.80,00:25:52.43 and another chance to have shafts[br]of light bring out that noir texture. 00:25:52.52,00:25:58.55 This is Miriam Margolyes, a brilliant[br]English actress and comedienne, 00:25:58.64,00:26:03.19 who shows us how Madson does business[br]by regressing people into past lives 00:26:03.28,00:26:06.48 and finding out[br]where they kept their furniture. 00:26:06.56,00:26:09.87 It's a terrific device.[br]Aside from being fun, 00:26:09.96,00:26:13.35 Scott Frank[br]uses it to divert the audience. 00:26:13.44,00:26:16.67 Humour is a great way[br]of putting them off the trail. 00:26:16.76,00:26:21.71 Miriam I had not worked with before,[br]but knew from the theatre in England. 00:26:21.80,00:26:25.76 She now works a lot in America[br]and she's hugely funny. 00:26:25.84,00:26:28.27 Wonderful mimic,[br]fantastic with voices, 00:26:28.36,00:26:32.59 and it was great to have someone[br]like her here just for a day. 00:26:32.68,00:26:36.15 This interior was built[br]on a sound stage at Paramount, 00:26:36.24,00:26:40.55 although, as before, the exterior[br]was in a real part of Los Angeles. 00:26:40.64,00:26:44.39 It was probably about 40/60[br]interiors to real exteriors. 00:26:44.48,00:26:47.63 And again,[br]it gave us some power of manoeuvre 00:26:47.72,00:26:50.55 because, as you'll see in a moment, 00:26:50.64,00:26:54.76 we tried, when Madson[br]was in the process of hypnotising, 00:26:54.84,00:26:56.91 to produce with the camera[br]some hypnotic sense. 00:26:57.00,00:27:00.39 We didn't want to put the audience[br]to sleep, or indeed regress them, 00:27:03.40,00:27:07.95 but we did want to give a sense[br]of the hypnotic quality that, 00:27:08.04,00:27:11.35 in relation to Derek Jacobi's[br]mellifluous voice, 00:27:11.44,00:27:14.64 was happening[br]to Emma Thompson's character. 00:27:18.36,00:27:22.91 Another clue there, again,[br]a little almost throwaway remark, 00:27:23.00,00:27:25.19 where Madson refers to his mother. 00:27:25.28,00:27:27.71 There's someone behind that curtain. 00:27:28.56,00:27:33.31 And then we take full advantage[br]of candles here to up the ante, 00:27:33.40,00:27:36.36 in terms of the lighting -[br]keep it noir-ish. 00:27:36.44,00:27:39.67 And you begin to see[br]the beginning of a move which, 00:27:39.76,00:27:46.23 as you see, we dissolve from within,[br]but the entire shot was done in one. 00:27:46.32,00:27:52.16 The scene was longer than this,[br]and one of those shots where we took 00:27:52.24,00:27:56.39 probably three-quarters of the day[br]to plan the move. 00:27:56.48,00:28:00.31 Because you see 360 degrees[br]there aren't many cheats to do, 00:28:00.40,00:28:02.96 we wanted the effect[br]of a small space, 00:28:03.04,00:28:09.15 and yet we had to have enough room[br]for the camera, which was on a dolly, 00:28:09.24,00:28:15.08 smaller than a conventional dolly,[br]allowing to negotiate small spaces, 00:28:15.16,00:28:19.91 and, of course, smoother than[br]a Steadicam for this kind of a shot. 00:28:20.00,00:28:23.96 I didn't want the often very[br]pleasing float of a Steadicam, 00:28:24.04,00:28:25.79 I did want a smooth motion 00:28:25.88,00:28:31.59 that was in time and rhythm with[br]Derek's voice and the information. 00:28:31.68,00:28:35.39 And yet the physical process[br]of doing it for a cameraman, 00:28:35.48,00:28:37.55 an operator and a focus puller 00:28:37.64,00:28:42.39 to be moving-noiselessly-because[br]we didn't post-sync this dialogue, 00:28:42.48,00:28:46.27 was a challenge, and for the camera[br]to be at the right point 00:28:46.36,00:28:50.07 and looking at the right person[br]when they were speaking, 00:28:50.16,00:28:52.31 if that's what we chose to do. 00:28:52.40,00:28:58.08 Sometimes it needed to pan[br]so that you had a line from Church, 00:28:58.16,00:29:01.91 and the focus problems[br]of being sharp on Derek Jacobi 00:29:02.00,00:29:05.79 and then sharp on Emma Thompson,[br]and that being seamless, 00:29:05.88,00:29:08.00 all of these were challenges. 00:29:08.08,00:29:13.23 We started at 8am, but by the time[br]we'd practised with the actors, 00:29:13.32,00:29:19.76 lit it, so that you couldn't see[br]the lights beyond the candle-light, 00:29:19.84,00:29:22.99 by the time they had all practised,[br]it was 4pm 00:29:23.72,00:29:28.24 before we started these long, single[br]takes-each take maybe five minutes. 00:29:28.32,00:29:32.07 You see a shorter version[br]because inside it we dissolve. 00:29:32.16,00:29:35.47 But we started then,[br]and of course things go wrong, 00:29:35.56,00:29:38.36 somebody bumps into something, 00:29:38.44,00:29:41.67 we lose focus,[br]an actor forgets a line, 00:29:41.76,00:29:45.83 and then there's a sort of[br]finite number that you can do. 00:29:45.92,00:29:49.15 In my experience with[br]something like this, 00:29:49.24,00:29:51.20 a long, challenging take, it's... 00:29:51.28,00:29:55.03 You might do 15 takes,[br]and maybe around seven or eight, 00:29:55.12,00:29:57.63 I mean number seven or eight,[br]are good, 00:29:57.72,00:30:01.16 where the combination[br]of the camera move, the acting... 00:30:01.24,00:30:04.23 It's not just a question[br]of hitting the marks, 00:30:04.32,00:30:06.51 you want subtlety and variation. 00:30:06.60,00:30:10.67 You want the actors to be[br]spontaneous. It can't be mechanical. 00:30:10.76,00:30:12.75 There's probably, in 15 takes, 00:30:12.84,00:30:19.87 one or two that carry the perfection[br]that you hope for, if you're lucky. 00:30:19.96,00:30:23.67 We had some licence because[br]partly to cut the time down 00:30:23.76,00:30:27.75 and partly because it was[br]more hypnotic than even I wanted, 00:30:27.84,00:30:31.47 we reduced the scene and[br]could travel from take to take 00:30:31.56,00:30:34.63 through the dissolves[br]that we produced later. 00:30:52.48,00:30:56.15 And what this allows us to do[br]is finish on Emma Thompson, 00:30:56.24,00:31:00.71 and take us back,[br]through the medium of the candle, 00:31:00.80,00:31:04.31 to our first[br]proper section in the past, 00:31:04.40,00:31:08.07 where we begin to hear[br]about Roman and Margaret Strauss. 00:31:09.40,00:31:12.23 Here we establish Roman Strauss[br]as a conductor, 00:31:12.32,00:31:16.39 something I had to learn...[br]which was a challenge. 00:31:16.48,00:31:20.60 Bill Kraft, a terrific musician[br]and conductor from Los Angeles 00:31:20.68,00:31:22.72 showed me how to do that. 00:31:22.80,00:31:25.23 And here we have[br]the outside of Syd's, 00:31:25.32,00:31:28.76 a nightclub that[br]it was great fun to recreate. 00:31:30.84,00:31:32.88 We did produce a Steadicam shot 00:31:32.96,00:31:35.63 which took us[br]from the inside of that car, 00:31:35.72,00:31:39.19 all the way through[br]to the table we eventually sit in, 00:31:39.28,00:31:44.07 and that was lost in various previews[br]and post-production processes, 00:31:44.16,00:31:46.83 so this entire sequence[br]was much longer. 00:31:46.92,00:31:53.03 In the end, it became easier[br]to understand in this montage way, 00:31:53.12,00:31:57.72 where we brought out key lines and[br]tried to offer, through the montage, 00:31:57.80,00:31:59.99 the sort of glamour of the period, 00:32:00.08,00:32:03.20 the black-and-white period[br]of nightclubs, tuxedos 00:32:03.28,00:32:08.43 and beautiful shiny dresses and[br]Hollywood after hours in the '30s. 00:32:08.52,00:32:11.43 But it was significantly[br]longer than this 00:32:11.52,00:32:15.88 and it was one of the things[br]it was something of a shame to lose, 00:32:15.96,00:32:20.19 but worked better in terms[br]of the audience's understanding. 00:32:20.28,00:32:23.64 The first cut of the film[br]ran at two and half hours, 00:32:23.72,00:32:27.87 and so in this final version,[br]I think it's about 106 minutes. 00:32:27.96,00:32:32.16 We found that so much information[br]to set up the story was required 00:32:32.24,00:32:36.68 that it was easier if, on the whole,[br]Emma's character narrated this, 00:32:36.76,00:32:40.31 and we seized on key moments,[br]including this sequence, 00:32:40.40,00:32:43.04 which was shot on the very beach[br]in Los Angeles 00:32:43.12,00:32:47.11 where, I believe,[br]some years later, Baywatch was shot. 00:32:47.20,00:32:50.35 And it may have been[br]the very bodies they saw here 00:32:50.44,00:32:54.56 that gave them the idea for that[br]show. I may be wrong, I'm not sure. 00:33:04.08,00:33:07.23 We go back to the Strauss mansion[br]and... 00:33:07.32,00:33:10.91 all of these scenes[br]were shot on colour film. 00:33:11.00,00:33:14.55 We had no intention, immediately, 00:33:14.64,00:33:18.92 to make them[br]eventually be in black and white, 00:33:19.00,00:33:20.80 but as I mentioned earlier, 00:33:20.88,00:33:24.67 it became very important[br]to make a real clear distinction 00:33:24.76,00:33:27.43 between the past[br]and present sequences. 00:33:27.52,00:33:31.43 One of the things that convinced us[br]whilst on location 00:33:31.52,00:33:38.63 was seeing in various ramshackle,[br]made-up screening rooms, 00:33:38.72,00:33:41.31 dailies that had been[br]dupe videos of dailies 00:33:41.40,00:33:44.15 that I would often see[br]in black and white, 00:33:44.24,00:33:47.20 and I remember saying[br]to Scott and to Lindsay, 00:33:47.28,00:33:50.83 "That's good. It has a really strong[br]sense of period." 00:33:50.92,00:33:53.07 So that began to nudge us that way. 00:33:53.16,00:33:56.52 An introduction to Andy Garcia,[br]a wonderful actor. 00:33:56.60,00:34:00.88 When we cast him in this he was[br]just about to open in Godfather IIl, 00:34:00.96,00:34:03.31 in which he was sensational. 00:34:03.40,00:34:08.11 A real actor's actor, Andy,[br]someone with his own mind who is not, 00:34:08.20,00:34:11.99 despite having movie star looks[br]and a successful career, 00:34:12.08,00:34:17.47 is not over-awed by the movie world,[br]and who, as with the other actors, 00:34:17.56,00:34:21.44 is attracted to things[br]that motivate him, in whatever way, 00:34:21.52,00:34:24.88 with an interesting director[br]or an interesting story, 00:34:24.96,00:34:27.08 and an interesting character. 00:34:27.16,00:34:30.99 He hadn't played anything like this,[br]which is Gray Baker, 00:34:31.08,00:34:35.23 this hard-drinking,[br]possibly womanising, reporter, 00:34:35.32,00:34:40.03 who we get the sense[br]is a terrific writer... 00:34:40.12,00:34:44.51 A sort of Hildy Johnson figure[br]from the front page 00:34:44.60,00:34:50.07 and someone who we know, in his[br]atmosphere and his character, 00:34:50.16,00:34:53.36 is gonna probably[br]be taking a shine to Margaret, 00:34:53.44,00:34:55.56 Emma, looking terrific there. 00:34:55.64,00:35:00.32 Christine Ebersole, Gray Baker's[br]partner in crime there. 00:35:00.40,00:35:04.36 And we're introduced[br]for the first time to young Frankie, 00:35:04.44,00:35:08.51 and his mother, played by[br]the German actress Hanna Schygulla, 00:35:08.60,00:35:11.64 who'd been such a hit[br]in the Fassbinder movies, 00:35:11.72,00:35:14.68 and has this terrific[br]screen presence. 00:35:14.76,00:35:19.15 Again makes you wonder whether[br]there's something going on. 00:35:19.24,00:35:23.92 She manages to speak and at the same[br]time suggest the absolute opposite 00:35:24.00,00:35:27.36 of what may be[br]an entirely innocuous remark, 00:35:27.44,00:35:30.83 but there's something in her eyes[br]and her whole being 00:35:30.92,00:35:33.35 that indicates more is going on. 00:35:50.32,00:35:53.20 We had great fun[br]with the hats and costumes. 00:35:53.28,00:35:56.64 Phyllis Dalton,[br]Oscar-winning costume designer 00:35:56.72,00:36:00.51 who did the costumes for Henry V[br]came to work on Dead Again, 00:36:00.60,00:36:04.23 and she'd worked through[br]the glory days of British films, 00:36:04.32,00:36:06.59 costume designer[br]on Lawrence of Arabia, 00:36:06.68,00:36:09.51 terrific personal sense of style, 00:36:09.60,00:36:13.31 and she enjoyed it[br]because she knew the period herself 00:36:13.40,00:36:15.75 and tried to fix the detail of that. 00:36:15.84,00:36:19.43 All of these actors[br]are interested in the clothes. 00:36:19.52,00:36:22.48 Nothing about[br]the way they prepare is casual, 00:36:22.56,00:36:25.84 so the costume fittings[br]for this were extensive. 00:36:25.92,00:36:28.75 It seems a superficial thing,[br]but with this, 00:36:28.84,00:36:31.88 where the story[br]is being told with some economy 00:36:31.96,00:36:35.63 you want everything, the way[br]you shoot it, the way they look, 00:36:35.72,00:36:38.63 from their hair[br]to the quality of their shirt, 00:36:38.72,00:36:42.23 everything conspires to help[br]make the actor feel just right. 00:36:42.32,00:36:46.20 And all of these were pernickety[br]without being difficult. 00:36:46.28,00:36:51.03 They were just very scrupulous about[br]being exactly who they wanted to be 00:36:51.12,00:36:53.24 and making everything tell. 00:36:53.32,00:36:56.55 Andy's another actor[br]who enjoys improvisation 00:36:56.64,00:37:00.68 and he did so here, in small measure, 00:37:00.76,00:37:03.67 and all of it just helped[br]give a natural feel. 00:37:03.76,00:37:07.35 Scott Frank and Lindsay Doran[br]were very good about that, 00:37:07.44,00:37:11.19 because given the time they'd spent[br]working on the script, 00:37:11.28,00:37:16.07 they were, whilst protective of it,[br]always open to suggestion, 00:37:16.16,00:37:19.23 and a lot of the actors, I think,[br]embraced that. 00:37:22.12,00:37:24.08 We're introduced to the anklet, 00:37:24.16,00:37:29.84 mentioned in a newspaper report[br]in the opening title sequence. 00:37:29.92,00:37:33.71 And when you're doing these kinds[br]of pictures it's funny, 00:37:33.80,00:37:37.59 you have to keep reminding yourself[br]that it's important, 00:37:37.68,00:37:41.51 you saw it a moment ago,[br]to make sure there are insert shots 00:37:41.60,00:37:44.72 that really[br]establish the object, the item. 00:37:44.80,00:37:47.55 You mustn't be casual about that, 00:37:47.64,00:37:53.32 because at some stage you'll need[br]to remind the audience what it was, 00:37:53.40,00:37:56.84 without laying it on with a trowel, 00:37:56.92,00:38:01.67 you need to remind them about[br]what's going to become important. 00:38:04.52,00:38:06.48 Shot through this whole film, 00:38:06.56,00:38:10.11 both in the relationship[br]between Roman and Margaret 00:38:10.20,00:38:12.39 and the modern couple, is romance. 00:38:12.48,00:38:16.03 It's a very necessary quality[br]in this kind of film 00:38:16.12,00:38:21.88 to feel a heightened quality to the[br]romance that carries on across time. 00:38:21.96,00:38:24.79 It's one of the themes[br]of the movie, indeed. 00:38:24.88,00:38:29.11 So in shooting it[br]we wanted it to be... very romantic, 00:38:29.20,00:38:35.12 and we enjoyed all these challenges,[br]trying to do many things at once 00:38:35.20,00:38:39.56 and it was one of the excitements[br]of working in a particular genre - 00:38:39.64,00:38:43.47 the thriller-and making it[br]as multi-layered as possible, 00:38:43.56,00:38:47.00 without trying to be pretentious[br]or overloading it. 00:38:47.08,00:38:51.39 But I think this element, from[br]the evidence at early screenings, 00:38:51.48,00:38:54.71 was something that people enjoyed,[br]or at least the girls, 00:38:54.80,00:39:00.24 perhaps the boys decided it was[br]something they could put up with. 00:39:10.64,00:39:16.99 A lot to think about, so there's[br]a moment in the script to relax. 00:39:17.08,00:39:20.07 The mood changes,[br]the tone changes slightly, 00:39:20.16,00:39:23.60 it gives us a chance[br]to think about what's happened 00:39:23.68,00:39:27.39 and establish a little more[br]banter with Mike and Madson. 00:39:27.48,00:39:29.23 And now Grace... 00:39:33.44,00:39:36.51 Another terrible in-joke coming,[br]I'm afraid. 00:39:36.60,00:39:40.23 I couldn't resist it, it was[br]when I was green in judgement. 00:39:40.32,00:39:44.52 The beginning of that shot[br]featured Laurence Olivier as Hamlet 00:39:44.60,00:39:49.15 in a June 1948 edition[br]of Life magazine. 00:39:49.24,00:39:53.84 We were researching copies of Life,[br]which we'd had permission to use, 00:39:53.92,00:39:57.99 so that we could have Madson[br]refer to the actual articles 00:39:58.08,00:40:00.47 where the original murder[br]was talked of, 00:40:00.56,00:40:04.55 and when we looked back at the time[br]that we needed to reveal. 00:40:04.64,00:40:07.52 Laurence Olivier[br]was on the cover as Hamlet, 00:40:07.60,00:40:09.72 promoting his film of that time. 00:40:09.80,00:40:11.84 We trimmed the front of the shot 00:40:11.92,00:40:16.47 so that it didn't look like I was[br]trying to be a complete clever geek, 00:40:16.56,00:40:18.12 and just as well, 00:40:18.20,00:40:22.91 but it was one of the indulgences[br]I allowed myself in the doing of it. 00:40:23.00,00:40:26.71 Later we work on a bridge[br]called the Shakespeare Bridge. 00:40:26.80,00:40:30.59 We originally had a sign saying[br]"The Shakespeare Bridge", 00:40:30.68,00:40:33.83 and at the preview[br]there was an enormous laugh - 00:40:33.92,00:40:38.95 those who enjoyed me presenting that[br]having just made a Shakespeare film. 00:40:39.04,00:40:42.16 And I'm sure annoying[br]the rest of the audience. 00:40:42.24,00:40:47.84 So we dropped that and tried to curb[br]these indulgences during the movie. 00:40:52.28,00:40:54.87 Just for interest,[br]if it is of interest, 00:40:54.96,00:40:59.99 Derek Jacobi had worked with Olivier[br]many, many times during the '60s, 00:41:00.08,00:41:04.76 when he was a member of Olivier's[br]National Theatre Company in England. 00:41:12.84,00:41:16.28 Typical Scott Frank, finishing[br]a scene packed with information 00:41:16.36,00:41:19.48 with a nice, casual and funny remark. 00:41:19.56,00:41:22.60 And very nicely played[br]by Derek Jacobi. 00:41:22.68,00:41:25.35 Now, we're on[br]the streets of Los Angeles, 00:41:25.44,00:41:29.80 this is a real exterior location,[br]outside The Laughing Duke, 00:41:29.88,00:41:32.63 which was a shop[br]of quite a different kind. 00:41:32.72,00:41:35.39 Of course,[br]thanks to the art department, 00:41:35.48,00:41:39.27 had the windows redone[br]to resemble a convincing exterior 00:41:39.36,00:41:43.27 to the interior set that we[br]had built on the Paramount lot, 00:41:43.36,00:41:49.63 where we'd shoot on sound stages[br]that had been used in Citizen Kane. 00:41:49.72,00:41:54.32 Those sound stages[br]were part of the old RKO lot, 00:41:54.40,00:41:59.68 which was swallowed up by Paramount,[br]and which gave us a certain thrill. 00:41:59.76,00:42:03.67 As did the whole film -[br]making a thriller in Hollywood, 00:42:03.76,00:42:05.67 a genre I've always loved, 00:42:05.76,00:42:10.91 and that the very act of doing[br]was a terrific thrill and a luxury, 00:42:11.00,00:42:14.67 a sense of being involved in[br]a little film history was exciting. 00:42:14.76,00:42:18.35 I haven't mentioned the red car.[br]I can't tell you what it was. 00:42:18.44,00:42:22.48 There was a vast selection[br]put in front of me 00:42:22.56,00:42:27.08 and I looked for one that could be[br]driven by a detective in a thriller. 00:42:27.16,00:42:28.72 And that's what I chose. 00:42:30.96,00:42:35.83 We're back with Cozy Carlisle,[br]another uninterrupted Steadicam shot, 00:42:35.92,00:42:39.23 which, again,[br]took us all day to rehearse. 00:42:39.32,00:42:42.39 Robin Williams[br]had a lot of dialogue here, 00:42:42.48,00:42:45.55 plot plus character stuff[br]and a real laying out 00:42:45.64,00:42:52.64 of what Scott decided were our rules[br]for the world of reincarnation, 00:42:52.72,00:42:56.19 as he chose to use it[br]in terms of this plot. 00:42:56.28,00:42:59.03 Plus, Robin also had[br]the business, as we call it, 00:42:59.12,00:43:02.08 of picking up[br]various bits of merchandise. 00:43:02.16,00:43:07.39 We're in a real supermarket in LA,[br]which we took over for the day, 00:43:07.48,00:43:10.60 and this, again,[br]we rehearsed most of the day. 00:43:10.68,00:43:14.15 It isn't a hugely ambitious shot,[br]we make a cut here, 00:43:14.24,00:43:18.12 but there was problems with[br]lighting, fluorescent light, 00:43:18.20,00:43:21.16 and Steadicams sometimes go wrong,[br]and did. 00:43:21.24,00:43:25.31 I remember Robin Williams[br]worked whilst suffering from flu, 00:43:25.40,00:43:27.36 being the trouper that he is. 00:43:40.44,00:43:45.39 We're starting to get into the real[br]intrigue. The plot's turning. 00:43:45.48,00:43:50.03 We know the problem now,[br]and wonder how we're gonna solve it. 00:43:54.52,00:43:57.99 And Robin's character lays it out,[br]a trauma in a past life 00:43:58.08,00:44:01.55 can help you resolve[br]a trauma in a present life, 00:44:01.64,00:44:04.03 something most people believe, 00:44:04.12,00:44:09.32 but not those sophisticates[br]that watch thrillers, 00:44:09.40,00:44:12.44 and for whom the idea[br]of reincarnation is difficult. 00:44:12.52,00:44:14.99 And we were lucky[br]with the actors we had 00:44:15.08,00:44:18.20 that we could carry off[br]this conceit, if you like, 00:44:18.28,00:44:21.03 which is why I think directors[br]passed on this movie, 00:44:21.12,00:44:26.91 they felt reincarnation was something[br]an audience wouldn't accept. 00:44:27.00,00:44:31.95 We hoped that with the presentation,[br]the music and the noir-ish look 00:44:32.04,00:44:36.27 that it would be acceptable and fun,[br]and that it could be witty. 00:44:36.36,00:44:39.80 And we aimed[br]to enjoy ourselves doing that, 00:44:39.88,00:44:45.95 and believed that we could offer up[br]romance, edge and tension. 00:44:46.04,00:44:49.35 Here's something we did as a one-off. 00:44:49.44,00:44:54.59 I said to Robin, "Let's just get a[br]close-up of you looking a bit odd 00:44:54.68,00:45:00.52 "so we can keep you as a possible[br]candidate for the one who did it." 00:45:10.84,00:45:16.60 We're back in romance time here.[br]It was funny, or funny to me, anyway, 00:45:16.68,00:45:20.88 people working on the film used[br]to say that in playing both parts, 00:45:20.96,00:45:24.84 when I was playing Church[br]I was significantly more cheery 00:45:24.92,00:45:28.75 than when I was playing[br]the rather tortured Roman Strauss. 00:45:33.96,00:45:37.03 We also had great fun[br]with making up old newspapers. 00:45:37.12,00:45:41.08 Lindsay Doran, a great producer[br]and a real details merchant, 00:45:41.16,00:45:45.39 was fantastic about[br]assembling all this material for me. 00:45:45.48,00:45:49.39 And Tim Harvey, indeed,[br]appears-our production designer - 00:45:49.48,00:45:54.76 appears as a Nazi type who has[br]helped Roman Strauss out of Germany 00:45:54.84,00:45:58.07 in, I believe,[br]the Life magazine photograph, 00:45:58.16,00:46:03.84 so you see a man who looks Aryan,[br]if he wouldn't mind me saying so, 00:46:03.92,00:46:09.47 and who appears with a sinister[br]fedora in one of those very pieces. 00:46:09.56,00:46:15.71 During shooting we kept rushing off[br]to do photos for newspaper inserts. 00:46:29.28,00:46:32.87 Sometimes people say, "Why do you[br]use the same people over again? " 00:46:32.96,00:46:38.16 I slightly refute the charge[br]because there are always new people. 00:46:38.24,00:46:42.28 Scenes like this benefit[br]from rapport between the two people. 00:46:42.36,00:46:44.71 Emma and I[br]knew each other very well, 00:46:44.80,00:46:48.27 and that has to exist[br]not based on the relationship, 00:46:48.36,00:46:52.07 but based on your mutual trust[br]and admiration as actors, 00:46:52.16,00:46:55.47 but in addition, Wayne Knight,[br]who we knew socially, 00:46:55.56,00:46:59.79 that starts to inform the quality[br]of the on-screen relationship, 00:46:59.88,00:47:04.16 and there's a believability and,[br]necessarily for those scenes, 00:47:04.24,00:47:08.84 a kind of warmth, which it's harder[br]to achieve-not impossible - 00:47:08.92,00:47:10.88 when everybody's new. 00:47:10.96,00:47:15.00 So the idea of a repertory company[br]has always appealed to me, 00:47:15.08,00:47:19.52 and in films I've admired, and[br]particularly in those of Hitchcock, 00:47:19.60,00:47:22.88 in relation to this film,[br]and Wells, of course, 00:47:22.96,00:47:29.03 there were actors who appeared again[br]and again, and I understand why. 00:47:29.12,00:47:32.16 Not only do you have[br]a shorthand with the actor - 00:47:32.24,00:47:36.31 you have to use far fewer words[br]to convey what you require - 00:47:36.40,00:47:39.20 but you have[br]that under-the-skin connection 00:47:39.28,00:47:43.59 that often adds to the believability[br]of relationships. 00:47:43.68,00:47:47.99 It's not something to do exclusively[br]but it's very helpful. 00:47:48.08,00:47:50.59 Pianos went all through this picture, 00:47:50.68,00:47:55.59 and the Dead Again theme,[br]the very thing you're hearing now, 00:47:55.68,00:47:58.83 was something that Emma[br]and I had to learn. 00:47:58.92,00:48:04.99 At various stages, it became a clue,[br]and literally a key-note throughout. 00:48:05.08,00:48:09.36 And it was one of a number of themes[br]that Patrick Doyle had worked on 00:48:09.44,00:48:13.27 prior to the picture, and it was he[br]who taught us how to do it. 00:48:13.36,00:48:16.43 I don't, or didn't then,[br]play any kind of piano. 00:48:16.52,00:48:19.35 Emma did[br]and was slightly more convincing. 00:48:19.44,00:48:22.11 But it's a nice thing about doing[br]movies, 00:48:22.28,00:48:27.03 the chance to experience different[br]things that you're interested in 00:48:27.12,00:48:31.87 in a way that provides you, for free,[br]with experts who help you out. 00:48:31.96,00:48:35.67 Patrick Doyle was around[br]all the way through shooting. 00:48:35.76,00:48:40.75 His attitude has been to breathe in[br]the atmosphere of what's going on. 00:48:40.84,00:48:45.28 He's very aware that films change,[br]whatever's on the page. 00:48:45.36,00:48:49.64 There are three films-one you plan,[br]one you shoot and one you edit. 00:48:49.72,00:48:53.60 And you sense how the picture[br]is changing during shooting, 00:48:53.68,00:48:58.28 and Patrick, aside from appearing[br]as the policeman in the elevator, 00:48:58.36,00:49:00.32 was around all the time. 00:49:00.40,00:49:02.67 These scenes were reshoots. 00:49:02.76,00:49:07.12 This sequence was shot three months[br]after the film was completed, 00:49:07.20,00:49:10.51 because we felt, as a result[br]of preview information, 00:49:10.60,00:49:16.15 that there wasn't a strong enough[br]connection between Mike and Grace, 00:49:16.24,00:49:22.19 which was necessary for belief in the[br]relationship of Margaret and Roman, 00:49:22.28,00:49:29.71 and it seemed necessary to build up[br]the plot's romance and up the stakes. 00:49:29.80,00:49:33.03 And I think, probably,[br]you can see that in my face 00:49:33.12,00:49:36.91 there's more weight than[br]there was in the original movie, 00:49:37.00,00:49:40.55 something the make-up people[br]weren't pleased about. 00:49:40.64,00:49:45.39 But as I was green in judgement,[br]I hoped that we get away with it. 00:49:45.48,00:49:49.03 Also-a bit of movie trivia -[br]the day before we shot this, 00:49:49.12,00:49:52.67 I had been on my[br]first ever skiing trip, to Big Bear. 00:49:52.76,00:49:55.72 I neglected to tell[br]Lindsay Doran, our producer, 00:49:55.80,00:49:59.79 that I would be skiing[br]for the first time 00:49:59.88,00:50:02.47 and being[br]the wolfhound producer she is, 00:50:02.56,00:50:05.71 she tracked me down at a hotel[br]in Big Bear and said, 00:50:05.80,00:50:09.59 "What are you doing?[br]We're about to do expensive reshoots 00:50:09.68,00:50:12.48 "on a film the studio[br]is not happy to do" - 00:50:12.56,00:50:14.87 they never are, cos it costs money - 00:50:14.96,00:50:17.71 "You could be breaking a leg,[br]you fool! " 00:50:17.80,00:50:19.92 And so that was a lesson learned, 00:50:20.00,00:50:23.15 as the movie company insurers[br]were not thrilled 00:50:23.24,00:50:25.75 that their director[br]and leading actor 00:50:25.84,00:50:30.04 was about to possibly break his leg[br]on ski slopes in Big Bear. 00:50:30.12,00:50:32.08 I don't enjoy doing reshoots, 00:50:32.16,00:50:35.60 it feels like you clearly[br]got it wrong the first time. 00:50:35.68,00:50:38.67 Some regard them[br]as a fantastic opportunity. 00:50:38.76,00:50:42.96 The scenes themselves were written[br]right up to the last minute, 00:50:43.04,00:50:47.24 because you're trying to do[br]exactly what you think will address 00:50:47.32,00:50:49.91 what the audience[br]were somehow missing, 00:50:50.00,00:50:54.12 but at the same time making it[br]organic with what's gone before, 00:50:54.20,00:50:58.40 so that it isn't just a sort of[br]papering over of some sort of crack 00:50:58.48,00:51:04.11 that is perhaps more fundamental[br]than another scene or two might mend. 00:51:04.20,00:51:07.32 But in this case[br]it did seem that it would work 00:51:07.40,00:51:13.00 and I suppose it was something that[br]was less comfortable for us to do 00:51:13.08,00:51:15.83 because of the nature[br]of our relationship. 00:51:15.92,00:51:18.91 Sometimes it's harder[br]to do romantic scenes. 00:51:19.00,00:51:23.95 You have to travel back in time to[br]recreate moments when you first met. 00:51:24.04,00:51:27.19 But, anyway, we did it,[br]and enjoyed doing it. 00:51:36.28,00:51:41.75 This was shot in... Echo Park,[br]that's where we were. 00:51:41.84,00:51:46.55 In Los Angeles, Echo Park.[br]And we're on a Steadicam here, 00:51:46.64,00:51:50.00 and, as I recall,[br]quite a frisky area at night. 00:52:01.88,00:52:04.55 And a rather limited budget[br]on lighting, 00:52:04.64,00:52:08.60 so I remember we had a very[br]limited number of places to shoot, 00:52:08.68,00:52:14.28 and we were encouraged by the studio[br]to be economic with this sequence. 00:52:30.64,00:52:32.60 It's also odd to be in this film 00:52:32.68,00:52:35.91 and never to be acting[br]in your own natural accent, 00:52:36.00,00:52:40.71 I was either American here or I was[br]faintly German as Roman Strauss. 00:52:40.80,00:52:44.84 And accents sometimes travelled[br]across Europe and came back, 00:52:44.92,00:52:46.88 sometimes via New Delhi. 00:52:46.96,00:52:50.11 But thank God for accent tapes 00:52:50.20,00:52:54.56 and for filming days where it took[br]a while to get things started, 00:52:54.64,00:52:58.92 so when I wasn't tormenting people[br]with what I required on the set 00:52:59.00,00:53:01.35 I'd be listening to my accent tapes. 00:53:01.44,00:53:05.99 We built this platform because it[br]had a view of Los Angeles downtown, 00:53:06.08,00:53:10.12 and we wanted all those out-of-focus[br]lights in the background, 00:53:10.20,00:53:14.16 through, you will understand,[br]the artificial effect rain, 00:53:14.24,00:53:19.55 which was rained upon us[br]on a very cold night in Los Angeles. 00:53:19.64,00:53:25.03 Because of our clothing, we weren't[br]allowed to wear thermal underwear, 00:53:25.12,00:53:26.95 so pretty nippy that night. 00:53:34.40,00:53:37.15 I used to love[br]doing these scissor shots. 00:53:37.24,00:53:42.31 Get the old boys with the lightning[br]machines there and frisk them up. 00:53:43.04,00:53:45.95 We're introduced, in a moment, to a[br]character played by Campbell Scott, 00:53:46.04,00:53:47.47 who has had a fascinating career, 00:53:50.64,00:53:55.43 who a few years ago, co-directed with[br]Stanley Tucci the film Big Night, 00:53:55.52,00:53:57.79 and did a wonderful job in that. 00:53:59.72,00:54:04.19 Campbell had been playing Hamlet at[br]the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, 00:54:04.28,00:54:07.59 and he was kind enough[br]to come and be in a small role, 00:54:07.68,00:54:11.72 despite being a rising actor[br]with many more possibilities. 00:54:11.80,00:54:14.87 And he was a big help[br]in rehearsing this scene. 00:54:14.96,00:54:18.75 We rehearsed for about[br]a fortnight before we began, 00:54:18.84,00:54:21.83 and it's very valuable,[br]especially here, 00:54:21.92,00:54:25.55 where you're trying[br]to attend to concerns about plot 00:54:25.64,00:54:28.23 and why people[br]would say certain things. 00:54:28.32,00:54:31.28 Lindsay and Scott were always[br]in rehearsals, 00:54:31.36,00:54:35.88 and there was a significant[br]amount of minor adjustments made 00:54:35.96,00:54:39.43 to accommodate good instincts[br]from the actors, 00:54:39.52,00:54:42.43 and Campbell[br]made a terrific contribution. 00:54:42.52,00:54:45.75 Again, he has the job[br]of being immediately convincing 00:54:45.84,00:54:49.28 as the apparently[br]lost boyfriend of Grace 00:54:49.36,00:54:53.72 dealing with the innate suspicion[br]of Mike Church. 00:54:53.80,00:54:56.79 This kind of scene[br]is difficult in a noir film, 00:54:56.88,00:54:58.84 we're in the middle of the day, 00:54:58.92,00:55:04.92 and we contrived to make shadows and[br]some sort of effect to give texture 00:55:05.00,00:55:07.96 in what can be[br]quite difficult to make moody, 00:55:08.04,00:55:11.27 which is the Los Angeles sun[br]in the heat of the day, 00:55:11.36,00:55:13.55 especially in terms of a noir film. 00:55:13.64,00:55:18.84 We also had here, it seems a simple[br]scene for it to have occurred in, 00:55:18.92,00:55:21.43 but one of the first lessons[br]I received 00:55:21.52,00:55:24.99 in the thorny business[br]of screen direction, 00:55:25.08,00:55:28.79 that issue of making sure[br]you're right with your angles 00:55:28.88,00:55:32.67 to make sure everyone seems to be[br]looking at each other. 00:55:32.76,00:55:36.64 I had an argument with a[br]script supervisor, Marshal Schlom, 00:55:36.72,00:55:41.16 who'd been the continuity man[br]on Psycho, and cameraman. 00:55:41.24,00:55:45.20 It's often the case that people -[br]I hasten to add we all got on - 00:55:45.28,00:55:48.27 do have strong views[br]about screen direction, 00:55:48.36,00:55:53.11 and even with all their experience,[br]and even with all my ignorance, 00:55:53.20,00:55:55.71 we argued the toss[br]until we saw dailies 00:55:55.80,00:55:58.11 and realised[br]to make various cuts work, 00:55:58.20,00:56:01.27 we should shoot the hands[br]from either direction 00:56:01.36,00:56:07.12 to make sure we were convinced[br]it would all fit together 00:56:07.20,00:56:10.27 with three people[br]in those kinds of positions. 00:56:10.36,00:56:16.91 You can try and explain it on paper[br]but sometimes it doesn't work. 00:56:17.00,00:56:22.23 Finally, we resolved it on this,[br]but this issue of crossing the line 00:56:22.32,00:56:27.55 was one that took about two hours[br]of debate on this particular day. 00:56:38.76,00:56:40.43 Caught you out! 00:56:43.52,00:56:45.27 He's a baddie, you see. 00:56:46.28,00:56:50.11 So we begin a chase sequence -[br]cut to another location. 00:56:50.20,00:56:53.56 And here we are running across[br]Shakespeare Bridge. 00:56:53.64,00:56:56.95 As I said, in a preview[br]we had a title for this bridge, 00:56:57.04,00:56:59.31 it's in the background of this shot, 00:56:59.40,00:57:03.52 small enough not to be[br]distracting for the audience, 00:57:03.60,00:57:06.75 who when they first saw it[br]gave an enormous cheer. 00:57:06.84,00:57:10.67 I wish I could say every single[br]frame of this was the two of us, 00:57:10.76,00:57:14.59 but in fact it was two[br]highly skilled stunt performers 00:57:14.68,00:57:16.95 who nevertheless weren't the ones 00:57:17.04,00:57:19.87 to receive the blow[br]in the testicular area, 00:57:19.96,00:57:22.87 which was given to me live[br]by Campbell Scott, 00:57:22.96,00:57:26.92 who was zealous to the point[br]of inflicting actual bodily harm. 00:57:27.00,00:57:29.35 But I did live to fight another day. 00:57:29.44,00:57:35.55 We tried to find some locations[br]that offered... graphic possibilities, 00:57:35.64,00:57:41.19 so the arches, the angle we shot from[br]did what we wanted in an ongoing way, 00:57:41.28,00:57:45.07 which is make for interesting texture[br]and shape and geometrical interest. 00:57:48.12,00:57:53.03 We did that with all the locations,[br]in the architecture itself, 00:57:53.12,00:57:56.32 and we looked at research[br]on old Hollywood 00:57:56.40,00:57:59.23 and found a lot[br]of old Hollywood locations. 00:57:59.32,00:58:01.67 There was a book called City Of Nets, 00:58:01.76,00:58:05.88 which was about the many German[br]emigres who came to Los Angeles 00:58:05.96,00:58:08.92 before and just after[br]the Second World War. 00:58:09.00,00:58:13.52 We looked at houses that Bertolt[br]Brecht had stayed in in Santa Monica 00:58:13.60,00:58:16.91 and we found this particular house[br]and doctored it, 00:58:17.00,00:58:21.63 and as you can imagine, in order to[br]achieve this "wedding cake" sequence 00:58:21.72,00:58:24.44 we really had designed it in colour. 00:58:24.52,00:58:26.64 This was one of the scenes where, 00:58:26.72,00:58:31.11 when the issue of printing sequences[br]in the past in black and white, 00:58:31.20,00:58:34.51 we really wondered[br]whether we had lost something. 00:58:34.60,00:58:39.07 Because in this masked party,[br]I'm very fascinated by masks, 00:58:39.16,00:58:42.87 and it seemed like, again,[br]a terrific thing texturally, 00:58:42.96,00:58:46.19 and very much in the mood[br]of this kind of picture. 00:58:46.28,00:58:51.19 As we did it there were all sorts[br]of vivid colours, greens and reds. 00:59:00.84,00:59:04.23 I think you see, once again here,[br]on the edge of shot, 00:59:04.32,00:59:06.75 Patrick Doyle,[br]making a double appearance 00:59:06.84,00:59:10.72 as composer[br]and slightly mad party guest. 00:59:10.80,00:59:12.68 Otto, the character of Otto, 00:59:12.76,00:59:18.71 here is in a devilish sort of[br]Cardinal Richelieu red outfit, 00:59:18.80,00:59:21.63 so the colour version[br]was pretty striking. 00:59:21.72,00:59:26.32 And it was one of the things that we[br]were concerned diminished things, 00:59:26.40,00:59:28.99 but having decided[br]on black and white - 00:59:29.08,00:59:34.23 which had been Scott Frank's original[br]intention-we decided to go for it. 00:59:35.68,00:59:40.20 You'll also find in the background[br]of certain shots here posters... 00:59:41.52,00:59:46.39 corny film posters, that Scott Frank[br]had great fun designing. 00:59:46.48,00:59:51.23 I'm not sure in which shots they[br]occur, but I have one in my house, 00:59:51.32,00:59:55.36 which is the story of Lefty Lebrandt,[br]a one-armed baseball player. 00:59:55.44,01:00:00.12 "One man, one arm, one legend."[br]It's in the background here. 01:00:00.20,01:00:04.40 There are three or four of Otto's[br]film posters and we designed a logo. 01:00:04.48,01:00:08.07 Scott Frank came up[br]with the various copy material. 01:00:08.16,01:00:13.44 And Tim Harvey enjoyed himself[br]designing Hollywood B-movie posters. 01:00:17.24,01:00:22.84 The smoking theme, carried on through[br]Andy Garcia's character, Gray Baker. 01:00:22.92,01:00:28.23 This was Andy's first day. Before[br]arriving looking movie-star handsome, 01:00:28.32,01:00:32.20 he had done some make-up tests[br]with the prosthetics and latex 01:00:32.28,01:00:36.56 that he was later to use[br]as the older version of Gray Baker. 01:00:36.64,01:00:39.79 There's Lefty Lebrandt himself[br]in the back of the shot. 01:00:39.88,01:00:42.07 And we also designed a cast list, 01:00:42.16,01:00:47.44 which is very much in the flavour[br]of the original kinds of B-movies. 01:00:47.52,01:00:52.51 This is the same actress who was the[br]nun at the beginning of the movie. 01:00:52.60,01:00:56.96 Some of that double casting[br]we enjoyed doing through the picture. 01:00:57.04,01:01:00.08 Partly to confuse,[br]partly to intrigue the audience, 01:01:00.16,01:01:05.03 to make them think in a way we hoped[br]was stimulating and entertaining, 01:01:05.12,01:01:08.32 that there was[br]plenty of intrigue afoot. 01:01:09.48,01:01:11.95 I learned a lesson[br]through this sequence, 01:01:12.04,01:01:14.95 which covered[br]three or four days of shooting. 01:01:15.04,01:01:20.03 The normal budgetary pressures[br]mean over the first day or two 01:01:20.12,01:01:23.56 you would book the most number[br]of extras you'd require, 01:01:23.64,01:01:28.67 and you'd shoot the big sequences,[br]the scenes with lots of people. 01:01:28.76,01:01:33.47 And that has a significant impact -[br]more people to feed and clothe, 01:01:33.56,01:01:36.79 more people to attend to them,[br]costume and make-up. 01:01:36.88,01:01:39.79 I remember the first night,[br]getting a number of shots 01:01:39.88,01:01:42.68 and thinking,[br]"I don't need any more than that," 01:01:42.76,01:01:47.88 Iooking at the dailies the next day[br]and thinking, "I do need some more." 01:01:47.96,01:01:52.11 The practicalities of things being[br]costumes we'd hired, some period, 01:01:52.20,01:01:57.80 all of them very much tailor-made[br]to Phyllis Dalton's overall schemes. 01:01:57.88,01:02:00.84 Nothing was accidental[br]about the combinations. 01:02:00.92,01:02:04.59 Many of the period ones had to[br]go back into costume storehouses. 01:02:04.68,01:02:07.64 So when I decided,[br]"We must shoot some more of this, 01:02:07.72,01:02:11.51 "let's bring these people back,"[br]it wasn't as simple as that. 01:02:11.60,01:02:14.67 Some of the costumes[br]had gone out on hire again. 01:02:14.76,01:02:20.76 I walked up to Phyllis Dalton -[br]the most gracious, civilised woman. 01:02:20.84,01:02:24.75 "I think I've made a mistake."[br]She said, "You bloody well have." 01:02:24.84,01:02:27.07 Which is as tough as she ever got. 01:02:27.16,01:02:32.28 I saw the look of a woman who,[br]having suffered in a different way 01:02:32.36,01:02:35.43 working in the desert[br]for 18 months with David Lean, 01:02:35.52,01:02:38.51 who really did take a long time[br]to get it just right, 01:02:38.60,01:02:43.07 was irritated I was stupid enough[br]to think I got it right first time, 01:02:43.16,01:02:47.07 and didn't think about what it meant[br]to get things back in shape. 01:02:47.16,01:02:49.99 Having then printed the scenes[br]in black and white, 01:02:50.08,01:02:54.68 colour combination wasn't as vital[br]as it might otherwise have been. 01:03:03.56,01:03:07.27 These were sequences,[br]especially when they were arguing, 01:03:07.36,01:03:09.79 where the challenge[br]of playing an accent, 01:03:09.88,01:03:13.32 especially if I'd played Mike Church[br]that morning... 01:03:13.40,01:03:17.55 The schedule meant that we often,[br]in the course of one filming day, 01:03:17.64,01:03:20.31 were shooting some Mike Church[br]and some Roman, 01:03:20.40,01:03:23.76 the same went for Emma[br]as Grace and Margaret. 01:03:23.84,01:03:27.75 Often in the middle of a row like[br]this, instead of speaking like Roman, 01:03:27.84,01:03:32.52 I'd start talking like Mike Church,[br]and couldn't hear I was doing it. 01:03:42.96,01:03:46.92 It was funny to feel how these scenes[br]that carried the romantic theme - 01:03:47.00,01:03:50.36 the theme of love, of real,[br]genuine devotion to each other - 01:03:50.44,01:03:52.67 also had an emotional impact. 01:03:52.76,01:03:57.67 It's a tribute to Scott's script that[br]this combination of qualities works. 01:03:57.76,01:04:02.20 When we screened it, people really[br]did start to care about these people. 01:04:02.28,01:04:06.64 They weren't simply treating it[br]as a sort of melodrama thriller. 01:04:06.72,01:04:11.51 There was an emotional impact that[br]was definitely advantageous to have 01:04:11.60,01:04:13.48 and added to the experience. 01:04:13.56,01:04:18.84 That was the great advantage of[br]having someone like Emma play it. 01:04:18.92,01:04:22.28 Something Paramount executives[br]were generous about, 01:04:22.36,01:04:26.51 having been nervous about casting[br]non-movie stars up front. 01:04:26.60,01:04:29.35 Sydney Pollack and Lindsay Doran's[br]insistence 01:04:29.44,01:04:33.15 that I be supported over that issue[br]was much appreciated. 01:04:33.84,01:04:37.51 They were very generous once[br]the first sets of dailies came in. 01:04:37.60,01:04:40.72 They realised the benefit[br]of having someone like Emma, 01:04:40.80,01:04:43.15 who brought depth to characters 01:04:43.24,01:04:46.55 that might otherwise[br]have been seen as superficial. 01:04:58.72,01:05:02.16 I think I've had masks[br]in every film that I've made. 01:05:03.48,01:05:08.68 We sent to Venice for some of these.[br]There are great mask shops in Venice. 01:05:08.76,01:05:12.99 A lot of them, as you probably know,[br]come from the Comedia Del Arte, 01:05:13.08,01:05:14.83 the Italian theatrical form 01:05:14.92,01:05:18.31 that uses them with various[br]stereotypical characters 01:05:18.40,01:05:21.31 and many variations[br]on the same kind of theme. 01:05:28.52,01:05:31.03 It was fun to use[br]this kind of camera move, 01:05:31.12,01:05:34.16 moving in on[br]the critical information overheard. 01:05:34.68,01:05:40.39 I remember Francis Coppola advising[br]me à propos shots on telephones - 01:05:40.48,01:05:41.99 and I wish I'd known then - 01:05:42.08,01:05:46.36 was always play a shot, if you have[br]someone with a phone conversation, 01:05:46.44,01:05:50.75 with them having their back to you,[br]especially in a thriller. 01:05:50.84,01:05:53.88 Any moment where there might be[br]an interesting shot, 01:05:53.96,01:05:57.32 where you don't see[br]the actor's mouth moving is helpful, 01:05:57.40,01:06:00.55 in case some piece of exposition[br]that has not been clear 01:06:00.64,01:06:03.20 can be put there in post-production. 01:06:03.28,01:06:08.11 If we don't see lips moving, it's not[br]a question of redoing it completely. 01:06:16.76,01:06:20.67 I've always been very lucky[br]in my films with child actors. 01:06:20.76,01:06:24.99 And this young lad, Gregor Hesse,[br]was a very good example of that. 01:06:25.08,01:06:27.96 Because his role[br]was crucially important, 01:06:28.04,01:06:31.43 and I wanted a child[br]like those marvellous children 01:06:31.52,01:06:35.96 who played in a terrific movie of[br]Henry James' The Turn of the Screw. 01:06:36.04,01:06:39.55 The Innocents starred Deborah Kerr[br]and the two kids in that 01:06:39.64,01:06:43.87 had this wonderful creepy quality,[br]a sort of angelic look 01:06:43.96,01:06:48.79 but in everything they said was[br]some ambiguity and sinister quality. 01:06:48.88,01:06:52.08 And Gregor,[br]who was of German extraction, 01:06:52.16,01:06:56.52 did a very convincing accent[br]and he was very straight and real. 01:06:56.60,01:07:00.48 And he was an interesting lesson[br]in how to treat children, 01:07:00.56,01:07:04.68 which is to treat them[br]like grown-ups, like proper actors. 01:07:04.76,01:07:09.20 He got on well with Hanna Schygulla,[br]who like most good actors, 01:07:09.28,01:07:13.16 approached it like another acting[br]colleague and established trust, 01:07:13.24,01:07:17.63 and it meant those scenes were[br]much easier than I imagined. 01:07:17.72,01:07:22.16 One always gets worried with the[br]cliché about working with children, 01:07:22.24,01:07:25.36 that one won't be able to[br]work with them the same way. 01:07:25.44,01:07:29.40 And young Gregor came to rehearsals[br]and was very helpful to us 01:07:29.48,01:07:31.55 and gave a terrific performance. 01:07:43.16,01:07:46.31 This is a moment where,[br]because of what's being said, 01:07:46.40,01:07:50.71 you felt the audience were putting[br]some version of the story together. 01:07:54.24,01:07:57.99 And Scott Frank is deliberately[br]leading us in the direction 01:07:58.08,01:08:01.44 of believing Roman Strauss[br]must have killed his wife. 01:08:01.52,01:08:04.59 Yet there's quite a bit of the movie[br]to go so it can't be true. 01:08:04.68,01:08:07.83 In a preview you can judge[br]how an audience is listening 01:08:07.92,01:08:10.07 from the quality of the silence. 01:08:10.16,01:08:14.12 It sounds silly, but you can hear[br]confusion in a silence 01:08:14.20,01:08:19.80 and hear concentration in a silence,[br]and you can hear boredom as well. 01:08:19.88,01:08:23.71 Not just in silences, but as[br]the doors slam on their way out. 01:08:37.80,01:08:42.11 Our 500th pair of scissors[br]on this shoot, which we kept losing. 01:08:42.20,01:08:46.32 This film put me off having scissors[br]in the house for the rest of my life. 01:08:56.80,01:09:01.59 Scenes like this we very deliberately[br]underscored with dramatic music. 01:09:01.68,01:09:05.12 Patrick Doyle was much influenced[br]by Bernard Herrmann, 01:09:05.20,01:09:09.64 a great cinema composer[br]and a great composer full stop. 01:09:09.72,01:09:14.67 But we definitely went[br]for this full-blooded score. 01:09:21.36,01:09:24.67 I think it's a testament[br]to its effectiveness 01:09:24.76,01:09:29.88 that Patrick and I have heard this[br]used in movie trailers since then. 01:09:29.96,01:09:36.96 It moves the action on and directs[br]the audience in a film like this. 01:09:38.20,01:09:40.51 Trying not to manipulate but to say, 01:09:40.60,01:09:44.04 "We mean it to be scary now.[br]And now it's romantic." 01:09:44.12,01:09:48.59 "And now the tone changes."[br]Wind machines a-go-go here. 01:10:07.32,01:10:10.91 This is something the audience[br]may have been expecting. 01:10:11.00,01:10:14.31 We tried to suggest that[br]if you believe in reincarnation, 01:10:14.40,01:10:19.52 then not only the central characters[br]would have had past lives, 01:10:19.60,01:10:23.75 or indeed, if they're still alive,[br]would have lived during that period - 01:10:23.84,01:10:28.55 we establish that[br]through the nun and the party girl, 01:10:28.64,01:10:32.39 and Patrick Doyle, our mad composer,[br]doing the same thing - 01:10:32.48,01:10:37.00 we introduce the idea that someone[br]is still alive from that time. 01:10:37.08,01:10:40.20 The man in question is Gray Baker. 01:10:40.28,01:10:43.72 And given the number of cigarettes[br]that he smoked, 01:10:43.80,01:10:46.92 we're expecting to see something[br]quite unusual. 01:10:51.24,01:10:54.39 This is another uninterrupted[br]Steadicam shot, 01:10:54.48,01:10:57.55 the kind of thing[br]that threw the lighting cameraman, 01:10:57.64,01:11:01.15 particularly[br]at this kind of light level. 01:11:01.24,01:11:05.47 It's difficult to light and you[br]provide all sorts of difficulties 01:11:05.56,01:11:09.84 and possibilities of shadows and it[br]takes up a large portion of the day. 01:11:09.92,01:11:13.28 This is when what some people[br]unkindly refer to as the suits, 01:11:13.36,01:11:17.27 the executives from the movie[br]company, come down on the set, 01:11:17.36,01:11:20.59 because the phone call[br]hasn't gone through at 9am 01:11:20.68,01:11:23.03 to say you've made the first shot. 01:11:34.60,01:11:38.23 This is a good moment in a movie[br]like this, he says immodestly, 01:11:38.32,01:11:43.35 but it was a good moment and a thrill[br]for the audience when he says... 01:11:49.92,01:11:54.28 Ah! You see, it must be him![br]We got such a reaction! 01:11:54.36,01:11:58.24 This was one of the great pleasures[br]of watching the previews. 01:11:58.32,01:12:01.28 People would give an enormous jump,[br]great screams. 01:12:01.36,01:12:07.96 Even people thinking, "Why am I being[br]drawn into this absolute tosh? " 01:12:08.04,01:12:11.55 But thank God[br]people were increasingly intrigued 01:12:11.64,01:12:14.63 by something[br]that was difficult to work out. 01:12:14.72,01:12:20.24 And now we get to the sequence which,[br]again, was one of the main reasons 01:12:20.32,01:12:24.07 that the people who had not[br]chosen to make this film 01:12:24.16,01:12:28.63 prior to it arriving on my lap[br]had found difficult. 01:12:30.00,01:12:32.04 First of all, there was this issue, 01:12:32.12,01:12:35.11 "Well, can people accept[br]this gothic intensity? 01:12:35.20,01:12:39.40 "Will it not just seem over the top? "[br]I'm sure for many people it did. 01:12:39.48,01:12:43.68 But it certainly allows[br]for a real cinematic experience 01:12:43.76,01:12:47.59 and I had no problem with[br]trying for that gothic intensity. 01:12:47.68,01:12:50.03 Then there's the issue[br]of reincarnation. 01:12:50.12,01:12:52.92 There are many people[br]who simply won't accept 01:12:53.00,01:12:56.36 that that's something[br]that can be a believable basis 01:12:56.44,01:13:00.40 for a story that attempts[br]to hang its central points on that. 01:13:00.48,01:13:05.55 And then this sequence,[br]which at the time not everybody gets, 01:13:05.64,01:13:09.43 which is as Mike Church is regressed, 01:13:09.52,01:13:12.48 trying to find out[br]who he was in that past life, 01:13:12.56,01:13:17.43 we're confused by looking in the[br]mirror, his point of view, to see... 01:13:17.52,01:13:20.19 Margaret Strauss. 01:13:20.28,01:13:22.92 Talking about[br]the quality of silences, 01:13:23.00,01:13:26.20 there's a thick silence[br]at that point in the cinema. 01:13:26.28,01:13:28.71 Some people got it[br]and some people didn't. 01:13:28.80,01:13:33.63 Again, Scott Frank cleverly doesn't[br]explicitly say it in dialogue here, 01:13:33.72,01:13:38.27 but for those prepared to accept it,[br]we finally understood he was she, 01:13:38.36,01:13:40.63 and she was he. 01:13:46.52,01:13:49.19 For those who got it,[br]especially the guys, 01:13:49.28,01:13:52.32 my experience was there was[br]quite a lot of amusement. 01:13:52.40,01:13:57.23 We felt we might lose the audience[br]here, people may find it too risible, 01:13:57.32,01:14:01.28 but I think on the whole people[br]decided, "No, good twist." 01:14:03.48,01:14:07.15 And once again Scott undercuts it[br]with not only something funny, 01:14:07.24,01:14:09.83 but yet one more piece[br]of information. 01:14:09.92,01:14:12.31 So that the twists and turns[br]kept coming. 01:14:12.40,01:14:16.15 It was one of the things that[br]kept me reading all the way through 01:14:16.24,01:14:19.99 and we felt we could exploit[br]as we made the picture, 01:14:20.08,01:14:24.95 that we weren't going to have endless[br]sequences of relationship stuff, 01:14:25.04,01:14:27.60 but that it would be plot-packed. 01:14:27.68,01:14:31.72 And you could feel musically[br]and in terms of intensity 01:14:31.80,01:14:37.64 that the story's starting to crank up[br]with a very confused Mike Church, 01:14:37.72,01:14:41.35 who we've planted a certain degree[br]of would-be machismo in. 01:14:41.44,01:14:45.56 He's very thrown indeed by the idea[br]that he might have been a woman, 01:14:45.64,01:14:51.08 something Cozy Carlisle is going to[br]have great fun discussing. 01:15:01.88,01:15:04.35 In case you're interested,[br]it was great fun driving that car. 01:15:07.00,01:15:11.95 You could feel at the preview that[br]the audience were looking forward 01:15:12.04,01:15:14.27 to what Cozy Carlisle's[br]reaction would be. 01:15:14.36,01:15:20.39 I remember shooting these scenes[br]in a real freezer in Los Angeles. 01:15:20.48,01:15:23.99 We would have to switch[br]the freezer on between takes 01:15:24.08,01:15:27.23 so that we could maintain[br]the cold temperature. 01:15:27.32,01:15:31.92 In fact, we shot these[br]the first day that Robin was working, 01:15:32.00,01:15:33.96 and wanting to stay in character, 01:15:34.04,01:15:36.79 he stayed in the freezer[br]almost the whole time. 01:15:36.88,01:15:40.84 The door was open but the[br]freezing unit was on between takes. 01:15:40.92,01:15:44.99 Indeed, we managed to give him[br]a terrible cold, of course, 01:15:45.08,01:15:49.04 which is why he had trouble when[br]we came to the supermarket sequence. 01:15:57.92,01:16:01.88 Pretty clear advice there[br]from Cozy Carlisle. 01:16:04.76,01:16:07.72 This is not a scene[br]for vegetarians to watch easily. 01:16:16.20,01:16:18.95 Another line that[br]used to get a big laugh. 01:16:19.04,01:16:21.95 Even people who resisted[br]the idea of reincarnation, 01:16:22.04,01:16:24.92 if they were still in the cinema,[br]enjoyed the conceit 01:16:25.00,01:16:29.52 of following through what[br]they might regard as bizarre logic 01:16:29.60,01:16:35.71 of this parallel universe created[br]by Scott to serve this murder plot. 01:16:55.68,01:16:59.91 Definitely a Scott Frank line[br]designed for Robin Williams. 01:17:00.00,01:17:04.20 Here we come to something called[br]the High Tower House. 01:17:04.28,01:17:08.03 I can't really give away the location[br]in LA, but it's in Hollywood. 01:17:08.12,01:17:12.08 It was a fantastic location,[br]the exterior is very much there 01:17:12.16,01:17:17.76 and the elevator is the only swift[br]means of getting up to the house. 01:17:17.84,01:17:21.99 Obviously, a terrific,[br]striking piece of architecture. 01:17:22.08,01:17:26.20 It's very strong on that landscape,[br]you can see it from Sunset. 01:17:26.28,01:17:30.67 The interior, we built once again[br]on the sound stages at Paramount 01:17:30.76,01:17:35.15 and once again, Tim Harvey had[br]an extraordinary time and great fun 01:17:35.24,01:17:39.63 shooting this sequence, where[br]the haunted creature of Amanda - 01:17:39.72,01:17:42.31 what we now realise is[br]the new identity of Grace - 01:17:42.40,01:17:48.87 has filled her studio[br]with endless images of scissors. 01:17:48.96,01:17:54.35 Here's another case of director's[br]stubbornness, a mistake in the movie. 01:17:54.44,01:17:57.88 When we shot the sequence[br]where they come in, 01:17:57.96,01:18:01.92 we started on the scissors painting[br]and we moved to Emma's face 01:18:02.00,01:18:04.47 and we have her[br]carry us around the room. 01:18:04.56,01:18:07.95 When we shot it, Lindsay Doran,[br]the producer, said, 01:18:08.04,01:18:14.23 "We should have a shot of Emma,[br]then inserts of the scissor sculpture 01:18:14.32,01:18:17.79 "to make the point that[br]this is the nature of her studio." 01:18:17.88,01:18:21.08 I remember, I think more through[br]stubbornness and ego, 01:18:21.16,01:18:23.55 saying, "No, I want this reveal." 01:18:23.64,01:18:26.60 The fact is,[br]we just got away with it. 01:18:26.68,01:18:29.35 It used to be a slow burn[br]of a reaction in the cinema, 01:18:29.44,01:18:34.83 people realising, "Oh, God, it's full[br]of scissor sculpture. How creepy." 01:18:34.92,01:18:38.31 The shorthand of it would have been[br]more effective 01:18:38.40,01:18:42.63 with a shot of her face,[br]then back to shots of the sculptures, 01:18:42.72,01:18:46.55 and back to her, then maybe popping[br]out for a wide shot at the end. 01:18:46.64,01:18:51.55 I refused to shoot the coverage[br]to have an alternative, 01:18:51.64,01:18:55.15 and Lindsay Doran, a very patient[br]producer but very dogged, 01:18:55.24,01:18:58.20 simply couldn't get her own way[br]with the director, 01:18:58.28,01:19:00.43 who was stupid not to have listened. 01:19:00.52,01:19:03.51 But we all make mistakes,[br]and that was one of mine. 01:19:03.60,01:19:06.72 It didn't cost us the scene,[br]but I remember thinking, 01:19:06.80,01:19:09.60 "No, this is probably[br]not as effective." 01:19:09.68,01:19:15.47 I was determined not to do things[br]as prosaic as inserts. 01:19:15.56,01:19:21.11 I wanted some fluidity to the[br]sequence, and so went for my version. 01:19:21.20,01:19:24.99 I've learned it's good to do the[br]alternatives because you never know. 01:19:25.08,01:19:29.55 I think in this case[br]I would have been wiser to do that. 01:19:29.64,01:19:32.60 But fair play to Lindsay[br]for letting me get away with it, 01:19:32.68,01:19:34.72 because it made me a little happier. 01:19:34.80,01:19:39.08 Made sure I didn't stomp out[br]of the trailer or whatever. 01:19:55.80,01:20:00.03 You'll see in the night-time sequence[br]that comes up shortly, 01:20:01.68,01:20:06.31 that outside this apartment we have[br]a clear view of the Hollywood hills. 01:20:06.40,01:20:10.23 We took real pictures[br]and produced a huge translight, 01:20:10.32,01:20:14.36 a fantastic photograph of the view[br]which was entirely convincing. 01:20:14.44,01:20:17.35 I hope you'll agree when you see it. 01:20:18.44,01:20:22.11 The very camera test I talked about[br]earlier that Andy Garcia made 01:20:22.20,01:20:24.27 in order to test this old-age make-up 01:20:24.36,01:20:27.19 was something we also[br]had to experiment with. 01:20:27.28,01:20:32.15 We covered this scene many ways,[br]but decided to start with this shot, 01:20:32.24,01:20:34.20 where we're wide and we move out, 01:20:34.28,01:20:37.56 and where Andy Garcia's character[br]is lit rather shadowily. 01:20:37.64,01:20:42.47 When we started the scene[br]with a close-up of Gray Baker 01:20:42.56,01:20:45.63 people found it very difficult[br]to accept him, 01:20:45.72,01:20:49.63 however convincing the make-up was[br]and the performance was. 01:20:49.72,01:20:52.15 And so this long, slow move in, 01:20:52.24,01:20:58.35 in which we have a chance to continue[br]being intrigued by the story, 01:20:58.44,01:21:01.67 meant that the audience[br]were more hooked into the scene. 01:21:01.76,01:21:06.12 We could establish the idea that the[br]Gray Baker character has a voice box, 01:21:06.20,01:21:10.64 he talks with a microphone[br]which he presses into his throat. 01:21:10.72,01:21:16.03 There wasn't the temptation for the[br]audience to criticise the make-up, 01:21:16.12,01:21:20.00 because when we do go to the first[br]close-up, it is rather startling. 01:21:20.08,01:21:23.99 In the first preview, people laughed, 01:21:24.08,01:21:27.28 it took them out of the scene,[br]they lost the information, 01:21:27.36,01:21:30.72 and didn't get a chance[br]to see how well Andy acted this 01:21:30.80,01:21:33.11 and how good the make-up was. 01:21:33.20,01:21:37.08 So you see there, we gave[br]a tiny piece of him in a mid-shot. 01:21:37.16,01:21:41.28 We don't hold the close-ups too long[br]until we've given them the chance 01:21:41.36,01:21:47.91 to accept that this convention -[br]young actor in make-up-will work. 01:21:55.12,01:21:59.48 This moment probably drew the biggest[br]reaction in the entire cinema. 01:21:59.56,01:22:03.60 This was based on a moment[br]Scott Frank, the writer, had. 01:22:03.68,01:22:08.83 He was in a restaurant and he saw[br]someone who had had a tracheotomy, 01:22:08.92,01:22:15.11 and who was breathing through[br]that tiny hole in their throat. 01:22:15.20,01:22:19.35 And he saw them do something[br]pretty extraordinary, 01:22:19.44,01:22:21.71 and decided[br]it had to go into a movie. 01:22:21.80,01:22:25.03 As we know, both through[br]Mike's attempts to give up 01:22:25.12,01:22:29.51 and the constant smoking[br]of Gray Baker earlier in the film, 01:22:29.60,01:22:32.67 that this would be[br]the perfect moment for it. 01:22:36.72,01:22:39.95 There was a certain[br]kind of gory disbelief 01:22:40.04,01:22:43.67 that what was about to happen[br]was going to happen. 01:22:44.76,01:22:48.55 But the reaction in the cinema,[br]when the following occurred, 01:22:48.64,01:22:55.35 was as noisy and singular a reaction[br]to anything I've ever seen or heard. 01:22:55.44,01:22:57.75 Obviously a special effect. 01:22:57.84,01:23:00.19 We had a strange contraption[br]under the table 01:23:00.28,01:23:02.51 and a prop guy was bent double. 01:23:03.60,01:23:06.91 And it tells the all too horrible[br]truth about the addiction 01:23:07.00,01:23:09.43 some people have to cigarettes. 01:23:09.52,01:23:13.31 As you can imagine, on the day,[br]Andy spoke in his normal voice 01:23:13.40,01:23:17.23 and the treatment of the voice[br]occurred in post-production. 01:23:31.64,01:23:34.60 This moment,[br]which is as simple as it seems, 01:23:34.68,01:23:37.43 is something that[br]threw the audience enormously. 01:23:37.52,01:23:42.47 There was concern about it perhaps[br]meaning more, but he did kiss him. 01:24:03.80,01:24:05.95 Big shock coming up. 01:24:16.36,01:24:18.32 Antiques? 01:24:31.64,01:24:36.35 Indeed, The Laughing Duke, the very[br]fancy, eccentric toy we saw earlier. 01:24:36.44,01:24:39.43 Another moment that got[br]a great reaction. 01:24:39.52,01:24:44.07 As I read it, I had the same reaction[br]of really admiring the cleverness 01:24:44.16,01:24:47.04 of Scott's construction[br]of this whole plot, 01:24:47.12,01:24:50.40 and the surprise and enjoyment[br]of how you got caught up in it. 01:24:50.48,01:24:53.20 And by this stage of the game, 01:24:53.28,01:24:57.64 there's a real sense-and Pat's[br]music picks it up-of internal pace. 01:24:57.72,01:25:00.23 The rhythm of the movie[br]is firing away. 01:25:00.32,01:25:03.99 We know we're getting so near the[br]dénouement in relation of the story 01:25:04.08,01:25:09.76 and that possibly, we're going to[br]have a physical climax to the film. 01:25:21.16,01:25:24.44 I don't know whether anybody[br]spotted it at the time, 01:25:24.52,01:25:29.99 but in retrospect - I didn't spot it,[br]such is my piercing intelligence - 01:25:30.08,01:25:34.91 that of course, the character played[br]by Derek Jacobi is Franklyn Madson. 01:25:35.00,01:25:37.67 Or, if you look at his surname[br]in more detail, 01:25:37.76,01:25:40.11 Franklyn mad son. 01:25:40.20,01:25:45.40 And so from the very moment[br]you hear his name, there's a clue. 01:25:45.48,01:25:49.63 Here you see the visual possibilities[br]of the High Tower House. 01:25:49.72,01:25:53.55 It looks like a set[br]made for a film noir movie. 01:26:02.36,01:26:06.27 We shot once again on prosthetic[br]make-up with Hanna Schygulla. 01:26:06.36,01:26:09.91 There are difficulties-the[br]application process takes a long time 01:26:10.00,01:26:12.80 and it's difficult for the actors. 01:26:12.88,01:26:17.40 They have to come in very early,[br]and sometimes it doesn't work. 01:26:17.48,01:26:20.23 Their skin dries out,[br]they get cranky. 01:26:20.32,01:26:24.31 With Andy and Hanna[br]we were very lucky. 01:26:24.40,01:26:28.36 And we were lucky that,[br]given the noir-ish look that we had, 01:26:28.44,01:26:31.40 that the make-up[br]wasn't under phenomenal pressure 01:26:31.48,01:26:35.68 in terms of what we saw -[br]people were mostly in shadow. 01:26:35.76,01:26:40.96 but the maintenance of[br]that kind of make-up takes some time. 01:26:41.04,01:26:45.32 So it does require patience and you[br]often end up working long hours. 01:26:45.40,01:26:50.79 Having gone through all trouble of[br]getting them into the prosthetics - 01:26:50.88,01:26:53.15 especially if[br]they've been applied well - 01:26:53.24,01:26:56.99 you try and exploit that time[br]so they end up being long days 01:26:57.08,01:26:59.83 and prosthetic make-up days[br]usually were. 01:27:02.48,01:27:06.44 By this stage, we're trying to[br]tie up so many loose ends at once, 01:27:06.52,01:27:09.51 and it was many previews[br]before we did begin 01:27:09.60,01:27:16.84 to be able to know how economic we[br]could be about tying up loose ends. 01:27:16.92,01:27:19.35 There were many variations on this. 01:27:19.44,01:27:22.19 Our initial previews for this film[br]were disastrous. 01:27:22.28,01:27:28.07 All the kinds of combinations of tone[br]that I've talked about up to now 01:27:28.16,01:27:35.43 were not firmly enough[br]and clearly enough mixed together. 01:27:35.52,01:27:38.75 So this section of the movie,[br]where we explain the past 01:27:38.84,01:27:43.31 without it being too heavy-handedly[br]expositional, took a long time. 01:27:43.40,01:27:46.31 So the movie previewed[br]six or seven times, 01:27:46.40,01:27:50.15 the first couple of times[br]absolutely disastrously. 01:27:50.24,01:27:54.87 Then after preview four or five,[br]we decided to help clarify things 01:27:54.96,01:27:58.16 with the past sequences[br]being printed for black and white. 01:27:58.24,01:28:01.47 We made a huge step forward. 01:28:01.56,01:28:06.03 Once this process of[br]trying to break up the information 01:28:06.12,01:28:10.51 so it wasn't just "this happened,[br]he went there, she did this". 01:28:10.60,01:28:13.16 Once we found the way to do that, 01:28:13.24,01:28:16.87 always thinking the film[br]should be under two hours, 01:28:16.96,01:28:20.92 we began to make real progress, and[br]from a disastrous opening preview, 01:28:21.00,01:28:23.96 the scores, for what they're worth,[br]turned around 01:28:24.04,01:28:27.51 and the balance was struck between[br]not patronising the audience 01:28:27.60,01:28:32.28 but at the same time doing our best[br]to make the story clear. 01:28:32.36,01:28:37.15 This scene was immensely helpful.[br]Originally played in one, 01:28:37.24,01:28:40.15 but eventually used[br]with lots of intercut material 01:28:40.24,01:28:44.07 that previously had been[br]part of long, narrative sections. 01:28:44.16,01:28:48.28 Most of the black-and-white stuff[br]ended up being internally cut 01:28:48.36,01:28:50.59 to work in a much briefer way, 01:28:50.68,01:28:54.88 and this was one scene[br]where it was immensely helpful. 01:29:07.88,01:29:11.55 Where we had the chance,[br]I like just what's about to come up, 01:29:11.64,01:29:13.07 because it's a real thriller moment. 01:29:13.16,01:29:16.75 He leaves, and were going to have a[br]bit of screeching rubber in a moment. 01:29:19.88,01:29:22.03 She goes to put the television on. 01:29:22.12,01:29:26.87 The audience are thinking, "We[br]haven't seen Derek Jacobi for a bit. 01:29:26.96,01:29:29.15 "Is she going to get away with it? " 01:29:29.24,01:29:34.71 It's a simple shot. She puts the TV[br]on, we stay on the television, 01:29:34.80,01:29:39.16 and fiddle-dee-dee, Pat Doyle[br]gives us a lovely drum roll. 01:29:39.24,01:29:42.28 And again, it may seem like[br]a corny old thing, 01:29:42.36,01:29:47.67 but the audience were very thrown[br]by that and they also are terrified 01:29:47.76,01:29:50.19 by what they know is bound to happen. 01:29:50.88,01:29:55.16 No longer do we see the charming,[br]mellifluous voice 01:29:55.24,01:29:58.39 of the rather light[br]and camp Mr Madson, 01:29:58.48,01:30:03.68 but we see the rather more dead-eyed,[br]rather sinister son, 01:30:03.76,01:30:06.48 who loves not wisely, but too well. 01:30:07.60,01:30:10.67 We take the music out here,[br]for all this time, 01:30:10.76,01:30:15.47 because we know something awful[br]is about to occur. 01:30:21.36,01:30:26.39 Derek Jacobi plays it with surprising[br]and very effective emotion. 01:30:35.36,01:30:37.71 Quote from Hamlet, by the way. 01:30:40.44,01:30:44.96 Leave the camera on her.[br]Little glimpse of the cushion. 01:30:46.12,01:30:48.08 Has he gone? 01:30:52.84,01:30:54.80 Of course he hasn't. 01:30:54.88,01:30:59.71 Using the sound and music -[br]pulling sound out, putting music in, 01:30:59.80,01:31:03.68 and playing with the orchestration[br]of the scares. 01:31:03.76,01:31:07.12 Scares to be had here were something[br]we had great fun with. 01:31:07.20,01:31:09.35 And because it's the last sequence, 01:31:09.44,01:31:13.88 you've got to provide a problem[br]for the hero, which is the car. 01:31:13.96,01:31:17.43 It would be much too easy[br]if he got there at the right time. 01:31:18.52,01:31:23.96 Just in case you hadn't seen a pair[br]of scissors before, at this point, 01:31:24.04,01:31:29.43 let's produce the famous pair that[br]killed Margaret in the first place. 01:31:38.40,01:31:41.91 Specially designed and a bugger[br]to focus on there, 01:31:42.00,01:31:44.80 because they were held loosely[br]by Derek Jacobi, 01:31:44.88,01:31:47.76 and you have to be so close[br]to the object. 01:31:47.84,01:31:50.80 Things like that suddenly[br]take two hours to shoot 01:31:50.88,01:31:54.16 in order to read Die Schere[br]on the blade. 01:31:54.24,01:31:57.87 We had lots of fun getting the angles[br]on this elevator shaft 01:31:57.96,01:32:03.67 and lots of fun in post-production[br]with sounds and crunches and wheels. 01:32:03.76,01:32:07.88 They were part of our soundtrack[br]at this point. 01:32:07.96,01:32:13.48 Not just the music, but the actual[br]mechanics of the elevator. 01:32:13.56,01:32:18.68 We're playing with the audience.[br]"Is it him? Is it her? Is it Madson? 01:32:18.76,01:32:23.12 "Is it Pete? Who's coming through[br]that door? Will someone get there? 01:32:23.20,01:32:25.24 "How's it going to work out? " 01:32:25.32,01:32:28.28 It was so wonderful,[br]when it started to work, 01:32:28.36,01:32:33.99 to be in the audience when they were[br]on the edge of their seat. 01:32:35.00,01:32:38.55 As you'll see, as I mentioned[br]earlier, this huge translight - 01:32:39.40,01:32:45.84 which was fantastically expensive -[br]this full-length view from the house 01:32:45.92,01:32:47.99 on a very clear night in Hollywood. 01:32:48.08,01:32:52.28 But we're very much,[br]and firmly, inside the room. 01:32:52.36,01:32:54.59 We're in a sound stage at Paramount 01:32:54.68,01:32:58.75 and outside the door we're up on[br]that hill at the High Tower House. 01:32:59.96,01:33:04.24 So now he goes round[br]the outside of the real house. 01:33:06.00,01:33:11.23 And now, we're inside the studio,[br]with the translight behind us. 01:33:11.32,01:33:16.52 And, thank God, just in case it comes[br]under more scrutiny than it can bear, 01:33:16.60,01:33:18.35 all the blinds come down. 01:33:18.44,01:33:22.23 So for the rest of this extended[br]sequence we're not thinking, 01:33:22.32,01:33:26.28 "Is that really outside?[br]I think it's a painting." 01:33:33.24,01:33:36.95 We're really trying to confuse[br]the audience's expectations. 01:33:37.04,01:33:41.24 Scott Frank, very cleverly, decided[br]that he would push it to the limit, 01:33:41.32,01:33:43.75 because the last thing[br]you would expect, 01:33:43.84,01:33:49.95 now that we know that Mike Church[br]cannot have killed her 01:33:50.04,01:33:53.43 because he was she -[br]he was the one who got killed - 01:33:53.52,01:33:59.59 and the last thing that could happen[br]is that he gets shot. 01:34:00.80,01:34:05.00 And we immediately throw ourselves[br]into slow motion 01:34:05.08,01:34:08.59 and into the more lyrical elements[br]of the operatic theme 01:34:08.68,01:34:13.04 that spring from Roman Strauss'[br]being a composer and which, 01:34:13.12,01:34:16.67 alongside the fast-moving,[br]pulsating thriller themes 01:34:16.76,01:34:19.03 that accompany this end of the movie, 01:34:19.12,01:34:23.32 we punctuated with,[br]some would say grandiloquent, 01:34:23.40,01:34:25.99 operatic motifs[br]that go through the sequence. 01:34:32.00,01:34:35.04 Oh, hello. That'll be the villain.[br]Right on cue. 01:34:38.44,01:34:40.95 Many people thought[br]that Derek Jacobi, 01:34:41.04,01:34:44.55 who had famously played[br]the stuttering Roman emperor Claudius 01:34:44.64,01:34:47.39 in the hugely successful TV series[br]l, Claudius, 01:34:47.48,01:34:52.16 was doing a sort of in-joke here, in[br]the stutter that's about to come up. 01:34:52.24,01:34:54.07 I'll talk a little about this shot. 01:34:54.16,01:34:57.71 What you're about to see -[br]the recreation of the murder - 01:34:57.80,01:35:03.32 was originally not the series[br]of intercut sequences you'll see, 01:35:03.40,01:35:10.24 but was one long Steadicam shot[br]that involved the entire studio. 01:35:10.32,01:35:14.44 In this sequence, we travel round,[br]we moved a wall, 01:35:14.52,01:35:17.48 the bed was lifted up,[br]every member of the studio staff 01:35:17.56,01:35:21.11 was involved in making this[br]one uninterrupted sequence. 01:35:21.20,01:35:25.72 Which, put together, turned out[br]to be too long and too involved. 01:35:25.80,01:35:29.92 So it became intercut both with Roman[br]composing at the piano 01:35:30.00,01:35:32.88 and with the modern sequence[br]in the flat. 01:35:32.96,01:35:37.11 You can imagine the blood was rather[br]more vivid in the colour sequence. 01:35:39.76,01:35:42.40 It looks like Frankie[br]will get away with it. 01:35:42.48,01:35:47.35 All of this was part of the same[br]Steadicam shot that ended up cut. 01:35:47.44,01:35:51.64 And in the end we thought[br]that mirroring in the present 01:35:51.72,01:35:55.23 what was going on in the past[br]in this much briefer version 01:35:55.32,01:35:58.63 was more effective and allowed us[br]to maintain the tension. 01:35:58.72,01:36:02.92 But of course it's a thriller,[br]so the hero can't possibly be dead. 01:36:03.00,01:36:06.88 And we hope that the audience are[br]enjoying that rather than hating it. 01:36:19.96,01:36:24.03 I knew those scissors[br]would come in handy one time. 01:36:24.12,01:36:25.92 Serves him right. 01:36:30.52,01:36:35.12 During the rehearsal of this fight,[br]which was myself and Derek Jacobi, 01:36:35.20,01:36:39.56 I instructed Derek, terrifically[br]committed to all of this - 01:36:39.64,01:36:42.20 that was a shot that took forever,[br]by the way - 01:36:42.28,01:36:46.64 I told Derek Jacobi whatever he does,[br]you must always cheat it. 01:36:46.72,01:36:49.28 So when I smash his head[br]on the shelf, 01:36:49.36,01:36:52.99 he must put his hands there[br]in order to soften the blow. 01:36:53.08,01:36:55.88 Derek was absolutely certain[br]this would be the case 01:36:55.96,01:37:01.03 until we shot the sequence, and he[br]hit his real head on the real shelf 01:37:01.12,01:37:03.43 and was concussed for the next hour. 01:37:03.52,01:37:07.48 A lesson to actors out there -[br]do what the stunt director tells you. 01:37:17.60,01:37:23.20 Although this sequence is only a few[br]minutes long, it took days to build, 01:37:23.28,01:37:26.24 including building in[br]this piece of comedy. 01:37:32.32,01:37:35.52 Although it's very tense,[br]on the day we did this, 01:37:35.60,01:37:38.80 we all found it amusing[br]to be staring at each other - 01:37:38.88,01:37:43.00 someone's got scissors covered in[br]blood and someone else has got a gun, 01:37:43.08,01:37:45.04 who's about to stutter. 01:37:51.88,01:37:53.76 Very good line from Scott Frank. 01:37:53.84,01:37:56.51 I insisted Derek Jacobi[br]should wear a toga, 01:37:56.60,01:38:01.23 just to absolutely make[br]the connection with l, Claudius. 01:38:01.32,01:38:04.23 Now the full operatic works[br]of Patrick Doyle come in. 01:38:04.32,01:38:07.28 There are lyrics to the choral work[br]going on here, 01:38:07.36,01:38:10.27 lyrics we drew[br]from Shakespeare's play Othello, 01:38:10.36,01:38:13.91 one that deals very significantly[br]with jealousy. 01:38:17.28,01:38:20.40 And here's where we wrap up,[br]in this montagey way, 01:38:20.48,01:38:23.31 all of the pictorial ends[br]of the plot. 01:38:23.40,01:38:26.60 And where I had to spend[br]half an afternoon 01:38:26.68,01:38:31.20 coaxing Derek Jacobi to make the leap[br]that he would have to make 01:38:31.28,01:38:37.51 in order to fulfil Scott Frank's[br]desired end for the villain here, 01:38:37.60,01:38:40.96 which is either massively[br]and camply over the top 01:38:41.04,01:38:43.19 or as we thought,[br]entirely appropriate. 01:38:43.28,01:38:47.56 A very brave Derek Jacobi did that[br]as I moved the scissors into place, 01:38:47.64,01:38:51.87 and you'll be relieved to know[br]that it wasn't him doing that. 01:38:51.96,01:38:55.27 For your interest,[br]we had a stunt guy on the scissors 01:38:55.36,01:39:01.36 and pulled him back on spring wires[br]and then reversed the film, 01:39:01.44,01:39:04.99 so that we could make sure[br]he hit the scissors each time. 01:39:12.52,01:39:16.27 With a film like this[br]there were many different endings. 01:39:16.36,01:39:21.23 Romance is shot through the film and[br]being a rabid old romantic myself, 01:39:21.32,01:39:26.00 we wanted to find a way[br]to finish off this theme 01:39:26.08,01:39:31.68 of love lasting successfully forever,[br]in the context of the movies, anyway. 01:39:31.76,01:39:34.19 So we came up[br]with this series of shots 01:39:34.28,01:39:38.59 that took us back through the house[br]that more or less began the film. 01:39:40.80,01:39:44.31 And then back through[br]Roman and Margaret, 01:39:44.40,01:39:51.48 and we wanted to dissolve[br]to Mike and Grace. 01:39:53.08,01:39:58.87 In order to match the characters,[br]we had to flip the negative, 01:39:58.96,01:40:05.19 so that Roman dissolved into Grace 01:40:05.28,01:40:07.35 and Margaret into Mike Church. 01:40:07.44,01:40:10.00 Previously,[br]we'd lined them up the same way 01:40:10.08,01:40:12.20 because we thought that made sense. 01:40:12.28,01:40:14.35 In the end, we thought this did. 01:43:11.60,01:43:12.71 Director's Commentary Template
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