The Conversation

The Conversation

(1974)

Harry Caul is an invader of privacy, the best in the business.

Francis Ford Coppola's classic, paranoid suspense film - winner of the 1974 Palme d'Or. Gene Hackman plays Harry Caul, a professional surveillance man engaged by the shadowy chief of an unnamed corporation to listen in on the conversation between a man and woman. Caul obsseses over the tapes and becomes convinced the couple's lives are in danger, even as he slides into paranoia.

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  • A major artistic asset to the film -- besides script, direction and the top performances -- is supervising editor Walter Murch's sound collage and re-recording. Full Review