The Parallax View, a superb drama about one man's paranoia that turns out to be total, incredible fact, ranks among the best political thrillers. Warren Beatty is a news reporter who, along with seven others, witnesses the assassination of a political candidate. When the other seven die in "accidents," the newsman begins to doubt the official position: that a lone madman was responsible for the crime. He imagines a sophisticated network of highly trained murderers. But his nightmares pale against the bizarre truth he uncovers.
A rather good conspiracy movie
- The Parallax View review by RP
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A rather good conspiracy movie. It was made in 1974 so it's a bit dated in parts (haircuts, cars, typewriters, TV sets, the video game 'Pong' etc) but these don't detract too much. It has all the essentials components that make a good conspiracy: a mysterious corporation is manipulating events, in this case The Parallax Corporation which carries out political assassinations. It has the brave, lone, investigative reporter (played by Warren Beatty) who finds out that witnesses to the killing of a US Senator in Seattle are being killed off one-by-one. He investigates, is recruited by Parallax, but finds out the hard way that such recruits are just patsies. I enjoyed it and rate it 4/5 stars. Aside: If you like a good conspiracy movie there's quite a good list on Wikipedia: search for "List of conspiracy-thriller films and television series".