To interviewer Lawrence Grobel:
"I feel I don't know what's going on. I don't understand it. It's the first time in my life I've ever been in this kind of position. I'm baffled. It's a tough film, there's no getting away from it."
"It's a film about ambivalence. I thought the script read partly like Pinter, partly like Hitchcock, a whodunit, an adventure story."
"It was a movie I just fell into. I was working with Billy Friedkin, who had done The Exorcist and The French Connection so I thought he was going to make a thriller in his tradition. Something that was going to be a fantasy. That was MY perception."