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ロバートレッドフォードのインタビューではI was probably empathetic because I believed it was time for a change.と当時の運動に対する共感を明言しています。

STEPHANOPOULOS: And we are joined now by Robert Redford. Thank you so much for coming in. My wife and I watched the movie over the weekend. Completely engrossing. And it seems to me at least, that you packed a lot of your passions into a single movie. Political commitment, love and family life, journalism, I just wondered where did the spark come from on this one?
ROBERT REDFORD: Well, first of all, that's a great description. You ought to get on the marketing team. When I was younger, I was very much aware of the movement. I was more than sympathetic, I was probably empathetic because I believed it was time for a change. Whether that change was a revolution or not, I don't know. But I was very much for what was going on.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Even when you read about bombings?
REDFORD: All of it. I knew that it was extreme and I guess movements have to be extreme to some degree. Years later I thought this is an interesting story but we're too close to it and I thought, when this gets-- when we get some distance from this so that we can look back on it as a piece of American history then I might be interested and now that's the time. So that's why I decided to make it now.


- Wow, you're much younger than I thought you'd be.

Well, that's always nice to hear.

I didn't mean it as a compliment.

Well... still, thank you.
- You did me a favor when you wrote that article.

I wouldn't mistake it for sympathy.

No... just clarity.

Yeah... clarity.
So, let's talk clarity.


You were on your way to
New York to turn yourself in?

How does Billy Cusimano fit in?
- Billy's my friend, and he did nothing but encourage me to...

turn myself in if I thought that
that would bring me peace.

Mmm... you know his phone was tapped?
- Yeah. They got lucky.

And you got unlucky.
- Yeah.

Why now, after thirty years?

You don't have kids, do you?
- No, I... I barely have furniture.

Well, if you do, you
realize that they change you.

I have two, a boy and a girl...
- Mm-hmm.

and I waited until I thought they were
old enough to be able to handle it,

but still young enough that... I can...

So was it a crisis of conscience?


Remorse for past transgressions
that became intolerable?

The past thirty years in a sentence! Ha.

Wow, it must be nice to see
the world so cleanly.

Didn't you once?

Most of us led very sheltered lives,
we had no real relationship with violence.

But at that time, all these...
kids were... taking to the streets

in, uh, Japan, and France, China, Angola,

There was revolution, and I
wanted to be part of it.

Sure! Sounds groovy.

You think we were all just a...
bunch of doped up hippies running around.

It was hardly groovy,

our government was murdering millions,
and we could see...

horrifying images, on the news... magazines,

My Lai, Selma...

made us crazy, we didn't know what to do, we...

we, uh, protested, we sat in, we got our sculls cracked

and the war just kept escalating.

And then there was Kent State, and Jackson State, and...

kids our age... were being murdered
by our government... on campuses.

It's not our finest hour.
- It wasn't abstract, there was a draft.

You would've gotten a number, and then...
all you could do is just wait.

And everybody knew somebody that was going over,
or somebody who was not coming back.

You never get over that.
- Apparently not.

It sounds to me like justification,

I find it hard to believe that the only
option available to you at the time was violence.

Well, we thought that sitting at home while your government
committed genocide and doing nothing about it, that that was violence.

What about you?

What are you willing to take a risk for?

I don't know. I know that I wouldn't
blow up a building. I wouldn't kill anybody for anything.

Yeah, well... dissent can be dicey.

But you can't get to my age
without some regrets.

Would you do it again?

If... I didn't have kids,
and old parents that I love,

Yeah, I would do it again.

Smarter, better... different.

But I'd do it, yeah.

We made mistakes,
but we were right.

Hmm... and is Nick Sloan right?

He has a daughter much younger than yours,
that he abandoned in a hotel room.

People do what they have to do.
- Well, what are you doing then, here

with me? I mean, you...
you had a choice in all this after all.

Well, look at me. It doesn't matter what I say, unless...
I say it to somebody who's interested in the truth.

And it seems, as if you're interested in the truth.
Most people aren't.

What are you gonna do?
- My job.


And what do you think Jim... Nick...
what do you think he's doing now?

Maybe you should figure that out.
- Hmm.

Look, if my coming here in
any way was responsible for...

him being found out, well that
was not my intention, and he knows that.

We never betrayed each other,
not once, any of us, over all these years,

and I'm not about to start now.

What about Mimi Lurie?

Is she out there living a good, clean, productive life?
- Anything's possible.

Mimi and Nick...

were different.

Radicals? Yes.
But also lovers.

Did you ...
- Time's up, sir.

Thank you for talking to me.
- Thank you for listening.