Tuesday 22 July @ The Lord Palmerston 8pm

"A fantastic reminder of why 70s Hollywood is so often the benchmark for modern moviedom to aspire to." - Ian Freer, Empire

Filmed between The Godfather and The Godfather II, what may have been a “palette cleanser” for Coppola is a small-scale gem of 70s New Hollywood for the rest of us.

Gene Hackman gives one of his greatest performances as lonely surveillance expert Harry Caul, whose life slowly begins to come apart as he becomes convinced that the targets for his latest assignment are going to be murdered. As well as cameo roles for Harrison Ford and Robert Duvall, The Conversation also co-stars the late, great John Cazale  - who only ever made five films*, each an absolute classic.      

* The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon and The Deer Hunter.

Related links

The Conversation on IMDb 

AuthorTufnell Park Film Club