Tuesday, 16 May 2023

Gene Hackman is listening

quote [ the heart of “The Conversation’s” appeal, then and now, is the way it combines an exceptional character study, a thriller plot and an ability to superbly convey the unease of a society where blanket surveillance is getting to be the norm. ]

Thought of this film today and look-a: it's viewable online.

The script is great, too:

The Conversation (1974) - Script Slug


Read The Conversation (1974) written by Francis Ford Coppola. Renowned surveillance specialist, Harry Caul, is engaged by an enigmatic client's curt assistant to shadow a young duo. Navigating the bustling scenes of San Francisco's Union Square, Caul, alongside his partner Stan, successfully…

[SFW] [tv & movies] [+2 Good]
[by Paracetamol@7:19pmGMT]

Comments

midden said @ 7:36pm GMT on 16th May
Ah, an old favorite. It's one of the few movies I have on DVD, in a box, in the garage. Great flick.
ethanos said @ 2:28pm GMT on 17th May
I had started watching this many years ago but never finished. Now, thanks to Internet Archive, I am complete as a human being. Looking for other movies (I am an Archive beginner), all I find are old home movies and one of somebody giving birth.

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