Monday, February 18, 2013

The Parallax View

Warren Beatty investigates the assassination of a senator. Then witnesses start dying. Directed by Alan J. Pakula.

Another conspiracy thriller from the 70s, with cinematography by Gordon Willis, so there are the same deep, black shadows as in The Godfather. This was back in the days when they made movies for adults - you actually have to pay attention, or you're lost. There is a car chase and explosions, like in cinema today, but it's not the only thing going on. There is a creepy and tension filled ending that refuses to give any easy answers. And hey, there's even a glimpse of Jack Kirby's Thor!

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