Heartfelt, pared-down dialogue by David Rayfiel. Superb acting, in particular, by Robert Redford — has he ever shown such feeling in his eyes in any other performance? (Toward the end of this scene, I mean…obviously. The first part is all about set-up.) Marvin Hamlisch‘s score gets what’s going on, but I’ve always felt that its sappiness works against the film’s emotional potential. But it’s one of the most moving man-woman scenes in cinema history, and it’s all the work of Sydney Pollack, who passed yesterday.