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Another View Of Parallax
Mike Roberts
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45 Years Ago Today the best political conspiracy film of the 70’s ( a decade laden with conspiracy films) made its theatrical debut...
It boasts a tremendous,understated performance by Warren Beatty (who appears in practically every scene)...Beatty is abetted by some fine supporting performances by Hume Cronyn, Paula Prentiss, WilliamDaniels, the late Walter Mc Ginn and an unbilled Anthony Zerbe...
Gordon Willis’ Cinematography is breathtaking and Alan J Pakula’s direction is flawless.....in a display of unparalleled courage, Pakula interrupts the narrative for close to a solid 5 minutes,allowing the audience watch a ‘brainwashing’ montage of stills along with Beatty’s character....

What still amazes is the fact the film began shooting without a finished script due to a Writer’s Guild strike...the first two screenplays by Lorenzo Semple Jr and David Giler were scrapped and re written by Pakula, Beatty, Hume Cronyn and an uncredited Robert Towne while the film was being shot!....
More than worthy of mention is the sparse yet incredible score by Michael Small....

If you’ve never seen it, you’re missing an experience...!
It’s available for streaming from You Tube, Amazon and Google Play and ITunes
The parallels to our current political scene are undeniable.....
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