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.
Stunning classic, fabulous soundtrack, great acting, amazing shots- and young Harrison Ford as well.
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One of the great films of the 70s
- The Conversation review by GB
A brilliantly observed film with Gene Hackman the observer - in one of his finest performances. An absolute must.
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This Is Not On Tape
- The Conversation review by JJ
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.