Okay, lets cut it, says Coppola, but Al, I want to try something a little different this time. Pacino, ever the professional, is able to hide his irritation given that he just completed the 32nd take of what he felt was a simple scene. But he also knows that its not unusual for Francis Ford Coppola to shoot miles of extra footage. Its clear to him that the eccentric director is finally satisfied with the lighting, lenses and angles, so Pacino is certain that Coppola is expecting something more from his interpretation of his character. Sure, says Pacino calmly, what do you want to see?
Its the laugh, says Coppola. Ive met Farrington, and I think his laugh here would be a just little moremaniacal. Can you try that for me? But remember, its maniacal, but hes alone; laughing to himself; so it starts soft and builds ever so subtly. You know, its the last laugh.