The Blue Raccoon

Thursday, May 29, 2008

"You think not telling a lie is the same as telling the truth?"
"No, it's simple economics."

A clip featuring Robert Redford and the familiar-face Cliff Robertson from the late great Sydney Pollack's 1975 Three Days of the Condor, based on the James Grady novel Six Days of the Condor. Lorenze Semple, Jr. adapted the novel to the screen.

This prescient and eerie scene is echoed in Stephen Gaghan's 2005 Syriana -- here Tim Blake Nelson is the morally bankrupt true believer and Terence Howard is trying to figure out the truth. Stephen Gaghan created this script from a book by former CIA agent Robert Baer, See No Evil.

"We have laws against it preciscely so we can get away with it...Corruption is why we win."

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At 10:42 PM, Blogger zipthwung said...

I love that stuff.


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