“My name is Dalton Russell. Pay strict attention to what I say because I choose my words carefully and I never repeat myself. I’ve told you my name: that’s the Who. The Where could most readily be described as a prison cell. But there’s a vast difference between being stuck in a tiny cell and being in prison. The What is easy: recently I planned and set in motion events to execute the perfect bank robbery. That’s also the When. As for the Why: beyond the obvious financial motivation, it’s exceedingly simple… because I can. Which leaves us only with the How; and therein, as the Bard would tell us, lies the rub.”
— Inside Man (2006), written by Russell Gewirtz
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is interrogation, suggested by Def Earz. Today’s suggestion by AD79DAVE.
Trivia: According to Spike Lee, he and Willem Dafoe met in the men’s room during the intermission of the play ‘Julius Caesar’, in which Denzel Washington appears. As they were standing side by side in the men’s room, Spike said: “We should work together” and Dafoe replied: “Yeah, Spike, we should” and that was it. Later on, Spike sent him the script.
Dialogue On Dialogue: This observation by AD79DAVE: “The photo from “The Dark Knight” is top of the list, but what also grabs me as brilliant use of police interrogation is Spike Lee/Russell Gewirtz’s use of the interrogation as Narration, VO & Traditional Dialogue throughout the picture in Inside Man.”