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Wise on the "climactic boardroom sequence":

"We worked it up and broke the scenes down, so we had a feeling of the tempo and the performances. We made still pictures, little diagrams, and notes on how we were going to cover...By planning like that, you can save yourself a lot of time...I had a wonderful group of actors. Up until the boardroom, I guess I didn't have them all together in the same room."*

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1. Robert Wise On His Films, p. 122

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