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Description

Intelligent 1970s political thriller starring Warren Beatty as Joe Frady, an ambitious young news reporter who gets in way over his head when, along with seven others, he witnesses the assassination of a prominent politician. His subsequent investigations lead him to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy inviolving one of the world's largest multi-nationals, the enigmatic Parallax Corporation.

Product Details

Barcode
5014437815330
Department
Movies & TV
Released
2 Feb 2004
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Thriller
Region
Region 2
Language
English
Studio
Paramount Home Entertainment
Runtime
101 min
Age Restriction
15
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Parallax View
Release Year
1974
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Assassination / Essential Cinema / Politics / Recommended / Suspense / Theatrical Release / Thriller
Ratings
IMDb
7.2
Rotten Tomatoes®
93% 78%
Metacritic
65
Synopsis
Of the three films that make up director Alan J. Pakula's "paranoid trilogy" (KLUTE, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, and THE PARALLAX VIEW), the latter most strongly conveys the paranoid atmosphere of the 1960s and '70s. A stylish suspense-thriller, THE PARALLAX VIEW mirrors the political distrust Americans began to feel during the period following the Kennedy assassination and the Vietnam War, culminating in the Watergate conspiracy. The film stars Warren Beatty as investigative journalist Joe Frady, whose former girlfriend and colleague, Lee Carter (Paula Prentiss), witnesses the assassination of a U.S. senator at the Seattle Space Needle. A government report declares it the work of a lone gunman, but when eyewitnesses begin showing up dead, Carter is convinced that a wider conspiracy is at work. Probing deeper, Frady uncovers the operations of the Parallax Corporation, which recruits social misfits and uses mind control techniques to turn them into assassins. In keeping with classic 1970s film, the story is a suspenseful, well-acted thriller with a surprise ending that will resound with the viewer long after the credits start rolling.
Notes
Theatrical release: June 14, 1974

Shot on location in and around San Francisco, Malibu, and Washington state.

The PARALLAX VIEW was a box office success and helped establish director Alan J. Pakula as a master of the conspiracy drama.

The film is an adaptation of the novel by Loren Singer.
Poster
Poster for Parallax View
Cast & Crew
Director
Alan J. Pakula
Star
Warren Beatty / Hume Cronyn / William Daniels / Jim Davis / Earl Hindman / Paula Prentiss / Kelly Thordsen / Chuck Waters
Screenwriter
David Giler / Lorenzo Semple Jr.
Composer
Michael Small
Producer
Alan J. Pakula
Director of Photography
Gordon Willis
Editor
John W. Wheeler
Story
Loren Singer
Art Director
George Jenkins
Movie Critics
Sight and Sound
"...A deeply paranoid film. This is its strength as a disturbing entertainment..."
Philip French (1 Dec 1974, p.54-5)