The Parallax View

The Parallax View

DVD - 1999
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Warren Beatty is a news reporter who, along with seven others, witnesses the assassination of a political candidate. When the other seven die in "accidents", the newsman begins to doubt the official position: that a lone madman was responsible for the crime.
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Paramount Pictures, c1999
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 9780792155508
0792155505
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + scene card

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PHAERTE1
Nov 03, 2017

This is the best conspiracy movie ever made. Beatty's performance is flawless.
Included is the Incredible Montage. Interestingly, I have seen this movie so many times I can't even count.

of course it's fashionable, or even politically correct, to call this movie 'paranoid.' but the scenes of the "commission" pronouncing it's decision as to they whys and wherefores of the assassinations detailed in the movie, eerily remind one of the hubris of the Warren Commission's inquiry into the death of President Kennedy. presented directly after the scenes of the deaths, the contrast between what really occurred, and the governmental explanation (coverup) is heartbreaking. if I owned a repertory movie theater, this film would definitely be twinned on a bill with Oliver Stone's JFK. Warren Beatty is awesome in the lead role, does his own stunts; Paula Prentiss is quite convincing in her crucial role, even with a short haircut. William Daniels is good, and others in the cast play it like they mean it. Especially effective is the mélange of mind control images from mass media, hooked up with seductive soundtrack, to brainwash the volunteer viewer (Beatty). Come to think of it, I'd make it a triple bill, along with THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, the original, starring Sinatra, and Lansbury.

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D061145902
Oct 08, 2015

I love W.B. In scene three he is so freaking adorable I wanted to crawl through my tv. A very good movie.

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Calvacade
Feb 17, 2015

Quite a good paranoid, conspiracy thriller from the 1970's.

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