“I wanted the audience in the period, in 1933, standing right next to John Dillinger. I wanted them to feel like they’re right there, like it’s really happening. I’m mainly interested in extreme conflict, in men who find themselves in extreme circumstances and really threatened to the point of annihilation. [At the end of the film] Dillinger is alone, the last man standing. How is he supposed to think about what he’ll do next? How is he to think about how his life has happened? That to me is what the film is…about character and ferocity and determination.” — Public Enemies director Michael Mann speaking during a video interview with some guy from the Guardian. Either Jason Solomons or Laurence Topham.