Rent The Conversation (1974)

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1h 53min
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Synopsis:
Harry Caul is a respected but less-than-perfect surveillance expert who is wracked with self-doubt and carrying a heavy conscience since his work led to the death of two of his subjects. So when he comes to believe that his latest assignment - eavesdropping on a pair of young lovers - may end in murder, Harry can no longer avoid confronting the moral consequences of his chosen profession.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Francis Ford Coppola
Writers:
Francis Ford Coppola
Others:
Walter Murch, Richard Chew, Art Rochester, Nat Boxer, Mike Ejve, Arthur Rochester
Studio:
Buena Vista
Genres:
Classics, Thrillers
Awards:

1975 BAFTA Best Editing

1975 BAFTA Best Sound

1974 Cannes Palme d'Or

BBFC:
Release Date:
26/01/2004
Run Time:
113 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, Italian
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary from director Francis Ford Coppola and Editor Walter Murch
  • 'Close Up On The Conversation' featurette
BBFC:
Release Date:
31/10/2011
Run Time:
114 minutes
Languages:
English DTS 2.0 Mono, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, German DTS 2.0
Subtitles:
English, German
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Never-Before-Seen Archival Audio of Director Francis Ford Coppola Dictating the Original Script
  • Audio Commentary with Francis Ford Coppola
  • Audio Commentary with Supervising Editor Walter Murch
  • Never-Before-Seen Interview with Francis Ford Coppola and Composer David Shire
  • Never-Before-Seen Archival Screen Tests
  • Archival on-Set Interview with Gene Hackman

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Reviews (4) of The Conversation

Stunning - The Conversation review by ST

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25/08/2018

Stunning classic, fabulous soundtrack, great acting, amazing shots- and young Harrison Ford as well.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

One of the great films of the 70s - The Conversation review by GB

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07/01/2019

A brilliantly observed film with Gene Hackman the observer - in one of his finest performances. An absolute must.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

This Is Not On Tape - The Conversation review by JJ

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02/12/2020

How excellent to see a Blu-ray of this classic this afternoon after seeing it once video-taped off late night TV many years ago.

I think the Oscar people got it wrong by preferring Coppola's other nomination for best picture in 1974, even if that was Godfather II. I think it's the best 'paranoid '70s' thriller genre out there, and it has come up beautifully on B-R as has the atmospheric soundtrack & Hackman's sax playing...

I don't know if it was a sly nod by CP to include Enemy Of The State - a sort of sequel from 25 years later - in the same envelope, but if it was it was a nice touch. It certainly made a great double bill for us today.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.