Provided commentary for the Anchor Bay Entertainment DVD release of The Ipcress File
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The truth is, whether your film is about the great mythological character you have to do right, or it's a little movie that nobody ever heard of, you still approach it like it's the most important thing in the world. But failing goes with the territory. Filmmakers are like gunslingers, and you don't win every duel.
Furie was originally in line to direct The Godfather for Paramount. Producer Albert S. Ruddy had just come off Little Fauss and Big Halsy with Furie, and was handed the task of producing The Godfather after that film had been brought in under-budget and under-schedule. Ruddy personally requested Furie to direct the picture, but Francis Ford Coppola's Italian heritage won the day.
Shoots through and around foregrounded objects to offer a "refracted" view of the action. The style is overt and especially prevalent in The Ipcress File, The Appaloosa and The Naked Runner, his Wild Angle Trilogy.