EO: It’s really cool.
SD: I don’t think about it in terms that “I want windows because of this ...” It’s really just a feeling. One thing we did think about with those windows is that we always wanted to expose for the outside, and let the interiors go dark. Always being able to see outside—that’s important, because that’s how she feels. I always wanted to capture the depth of the landscape. It’s all part of creating the atmosphere. This would be a totally different movie if everything was bright inside, and you couldn’t see outside. It gives you the feeling that something could always be out there.
PW: You feel so exposed, just watching it.
SD: Exposed is a great way to put it. She’s exposed.
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