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Inside Mann: William Goldenberg talks about The Insider

Trevor Hogg chats with William Goldenberg about the movie which resulted in him and Michael Mann receiving their first Oscar nominations...

“The process was similar because it is the same director but I remember reading the script that he and Eric Roth [Forrest Gump] wrote, and thought at that moment of my career that it was the best script I had ever read,” recalls William Goldenberg who earned the respect of Michael Mann for his film editing work on Heat (1995) that he was hired again for The Insider (1999). “When they got Al Pacino [Serpico] and Russell Crowe [Man of Steel], I thought even before the movie started that there was a chance that it would be phenomenal.” Crowe was particularly impressive in the movie chronicling the CBS 60 Minutes scandal which resulted in a news item being pulled off the air due to corporate intervention. “If he did 15 takes they were all great. It was which great one to use and why?
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