The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola – 1974) A

While watching this highly regarded classic, I kept asking myself what modern film tackles a similar subject but using more contemporary technology maybe. There has to be one I kept thinking but I could not think of any. Truth is, The Conversation, is as fresh as it probably was back in 1974. It’s plot revolves around a guy who eavesdrop on people using some 70’s era spy gear and then hears something that forces him to make a decision. It might seem clear what he needs to do, but maybe things are not as they seem. The movie is intricate and subtle with a tight intense plot and fantastic performances from Gene Hackman and the great John Kazale.

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