The Parallax View

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(out of 5)


Terrific paranoid thriller in which plays a reporter whose work is often looked down upon by his colleagues. After the assassination of a prominent American politician, he begins to notice that reporters present at the murder are also being bumped off one by one. This takes him on an investigative trail all the way to a giant corporation called Parallax, whose primary industry is emotional therapy. Beatty signs up to be a patient of theirs, eventually understanding that their version of therapy actually involves mind-control and brainwashing. Right up there with The Manchurian Candidate, this is a solidly directed, breathlessly paced mystery that satisfies the mind as well as the senses. is terrific as Beatty’s editor.


Doubleday Productions, Gus, Harbor Productions

USA, 1974

Directed by

Screenplay by , , based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by Alan J. Pakula

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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