Rewind: The Conversation (1974)

 

In honor of the 50th anniversary of its release this month, we’re revisiting our conversation on The Conversation (1974), looking at the film through the lens of surveillance and seclusion, Gene Hackman and Walter Murch, Catholic guilt and cool jazz.

From its bird’s eye opening to the obliterative final shots, we get into the nuts and bolts of Coppola’s “personal” post-Godfather film and what it means to watch, fixate, deduce, mishear, and, despite everything, to long to be seen.


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