“One of the lessons I learned directing my own film is that your message has to tell a story. The story can’t tell a message. People react violently to being taught, and I learned that the hard way when I tried to do everything as accurately as humanly possible. When you tell a story as truthfully as possible, one of the things that happens is that everybody focuses on the three things you didn’t do correctly instead of the political issue at the center of the movie. I think it’s a matter of conscience, rather than a matter of content.” ~ Christopher McQuarrie