The Conversation

Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece of sustained suspense and paranoia, starring Gene Hackman as a loner surveillance expert. Hackman’s Harry Caul bugs a couple in San Francisco’s teeming Union Square. But why?  A recluse living alone in an empty apartment, Caul plays saxophone to jazz records and broods over the deaths he may have been responsible for. And as he keeps tinkering with the recordings, he gets bugged himself, his tapes are stolen, his landlord effortlessly penetrates his security to leave a note – and then, to his horror, he figures it out. Coppola’s follow-up to The Godfather, The Conversation was nominated for three Academy Awards for Sound (by legendary editor/sound designer Walter Murch), Original Screenplay, and Picture – the same year as Best Picture winner The Godfather Part II nabbed six Oscars.

Programme Type: Film

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Cast: Gene Hackman, Harrison Ford, John Cazale

Certificate: 12A

Running Time: 114 minutes

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Wednesday 31 Jul


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