The Parallax View (Widescreen)

Closed Capationed Starring: Paula Prentiss, Hume Cronyn & Warren Beatty Director: Alan J. Pakula  Rated: R: Restricted
The Parallax View (Widescreen)
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DVD Features:

  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Languages: English, French
  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
  • Video: Color
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  • Originally Released: 1974
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
    • Dolby Digital Mono - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Selection
    • Interactive Menus

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"A martini is like a woman's breast. One is not enough and three is too many."
  - (Waitress)

Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound - 12/01/1974
"...A deeply paranoid film. This is its strength as a disturbing entertainment..."

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The Parallax View, a superb drama about one man's paranoia that turns out to be total, incredible fact, ranks among the best political thrillers. Warren Beatty is a news reporter who, along with seven others, witnesses the assassination of a political candidate. When the other seven men die in "accidents," the newsman begins to doubt the official position: that a lone madman was responsible for the crime. He imagines a sophisticated network of highly-trained murderers. But his nightmares pale against the bizarre truth he uncovers.

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Of the three films that make up director Alan J. Pakula's "paranoid trilogy" (KLUTE, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, and THE PARALLAX VIEW), the latter most strongly conveys the paranoid atmosphere of the 1960s and '70s. A stylish suspense-thriller, THE PARALLAX VIEW mirrors the political distrust Americans began to feel during the period following the Kennedy assassination and the Vietnam War, culminating in the Watergate conspiracy. The film stars Warren Beatty as investigative journalist Joe Frady, whose former girlfriend and colleague, Lee Carter (Paula Prentiss), witnesses the assassination of a U.S. senator at the Seattle Space Needle. A government report declares it the work of a lone gunman, but when eyewitnesses begin showing up dead, Carter is convinced that a wider conspiracy is at work. Probing deeper, Frady uncovers the operations of the Parallax Corporation, which recruits social misfits and uses mind control techniques to turn them into assassins. In keeping with classic 1970s film, the story is a suspenseful, well-acted thriller with a surprise ending that will resound with the viewer long after the credits start rolling.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: June 14, 1974
  • Shot on location in and around San Francisco, Malibu, and Washington state.
  • The PARALLAX VIEW was a box office success and helped establish director Alan J. Pakula as a master of the conspiracy drama.
  • The film is an adaptation of the novel by Loren Singer.

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