Francis Ford Coppola‘s The Conversation was released in April of 1974, right between the director’s better-known films; The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II. The thriller, set in San Francisco, stars Gene Hackman as a freelance surveillance expert who secretly records a conversation which may lead to the death of the couple being spied upon.
The Conversation is a compelling, tense picture with an excellent performance from Hackman as the socially-awkward and paranoid lead. Having watched it last night for the first time, I’d definitely recommend a viewing if you’ve let this one slip by. You’ll catch excellent co-stars like John Cazale (Dog Day Afternoon), Cindy Williams (American Graffiti) and a pre-Star Wars Harrison Ford – and take in some San Fran scenery from the early 70s. Watch the original trailer below.
Previously, on Trailer Tuesday: The Hindenburg