The Conversation (Blu-ray)

Starring: Gene Hackman Director: Francis Ford Coppola  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
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The Conversation (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1974
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Audio commentary with Francis Ford Coppola
    • Audio Commentary with Editor Walter Murch
    • Never-Before-Seen Interview with Francis Ford Coppola and Composer David Shire
    • Never-Before-Seen Archival Screen tests
    • Never-Before-Heard Archival audio of Francis Ford Coppola dictating the original script
    • Never-Before-Seen Discussion with Francis Ford Coppola about his early film exercise, "No Cigar"
    • "Close-up on The Conversation" featurette
    • Archival on-set interview with Gene Hackman
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by &
Screenwriting by
Composition by
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Director of Photography:

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"I'm not afraid of death, but I am afraid of murder."
  - Harry Caul (Gene Hackman)
"I'm not following you, I'm looking for you. There's a big difference."
  - Martin Stett (Harrison Ford) to Caul
"There's no moment between human beings that I cannot record."
  - Bernie Moran (Allen Garfield)

Major Awards:

Cannes 1974 - Palme d'Or

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 01/05/2001
"...Subdued, wrenching, beautifully calibrated....Thrillingly uncompromised..." -- Rating: A
Chicago Sun-Times - 02/04/2001
"...A taut, intelligent thriller..."
USA Today - 12/15/2000
"...Too few movie lovers have seen Francis Ford Coppola's cult masterpiece THE CONVERSATION..."
Total Film - 12/01/2003
"...Coppola's spare thriller works as a brilliant deconstruction of the medium..."
Uncut - 01/01/2005
"Francis Ford Coppola's conspiracy thriller stands up well 30 years on."
Wall Street Journal - 06/12/2009
"Gene Hackman gives a perfect performance as Harry Caul, a surveillance expert who stumbles on an ominous conversation that wasn't meant for his ears or anyone else's."
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2012
"Hackman's intensely withdrawn performance, the hardest kind for a leading actor to bring off...comes to animated and enthusiastic life when Caul is discussing technology and technique..."

Plot Keywords:

Classic | Detectives | Disturbing | Essential Cinema | Murder | Mystery | Psychodrama | Recommended | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: April 7, 1974
  • Shot on location in San Francisco, California.
  • THE CONVERSATION was made by Francis Ford Coppola in the time between THE GODFATHER and THE GODFATHER PART II.
  • The film was written over five years before production began.
  • Tony Scott's 1998 film, ENEMY OF THE STATE, makes numerous references to THE CONVERSATION. Gene Hackman's character in Scott's film, Brill, is essentially an extension of Harry Caul character.
  • THE CONVERSATION was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1995.
  • In 1975, Coppola became the first person to ever receive two Oscar nominations for Best Director in the same year (the other film being THE GODFATHER PART II).

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  • Sales Rank: 101,217
  • UPC: 031398144885
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