The Three Days of the Condor Bluray arrives Monday morning, two or three hours before I leave for Kennedy airport. Just barely time to pop it in and watch most of it. It’s probably not going to be visually stunning, but it’ll certainly look “better” than anything that’s come before. I love David Rayfiel‘s dialogue, and I’m telling myself, however illogically, that the sharper visuals will somehow make it sound a tad better. The speakers are Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max Von Sydow, Cliff Robertson and John Houseman.

Kathy: You…you have a lot of very fine qualities.

Joe Turner: What fine qualities?

Kathy: You have good eyes. Not kind, but they don’t lie, and they don’t look away much, and they don’t miss anything. I could use eyes like that.

Joe Turner: But you’re overdue in Vermont. Is he a tough guy?

Kathy: He’s pretty tough.

Joe Turner: What will he do?

Kathy: Understand, probably.

Joe Turner: Boy. That is tough.


Higgins: Do you miss that kind of action, sir? [referring to joining and working for the CIA during World War II]

Mr. Wabash: No, I miss that kind of clarity.