DE PALMA ON FIGURING OUT WHAT WAS BOTHERING PACINO FOR 'SCARFACE' SCENE
"I went back and I was watching what was going on with the rehearsal, and then I figured out, by watching Al [Pacino] move around, I could see that the room was too small. It was something as simple as that. You know, he wanted to have that big table, so he could move around it. You know, and sort of push himself around in the chair, and have Robert Loggia come toward him. And what we actually did is, I said to Nando [Ferdinando Scarfiotti], the set designer, 'Build it four times bigger.' That's what we did. We went back and shot the scene three weeks later, it was this huge space. Because we had all these character actors there, and they didn't have enough space to move around. And it seems so simple when I tell you now, but unless you've actually witnessed this stuff happening, it's quite something."
DE PALMA HAD THE 'DRESSED TO KILL' ART DIRECTOR "BASICALLY DUPLICATE" HIS SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT
PROBLEM FOR EVERY ARTIST: HOW MUCH OF YOURSELF TO REVEAL IN QUEST FOR TRUTH