The Conversation
First screened in May 2000; most recently screened in May 2012
Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Cindy Williams, Fredric Forrest, Robert Duvall, Elizabeth MacRae, Harrison Ford, Michael Higgins, Teri Garr, Phoebe Alexander, Mark Wheeler, Robert Shields. Screenplay: Francis Ford Coppola.
Twitter Capsule: Four-faced pyramid of hypnotic formalism, era-specific paranoia, trenchant character study, and mercurial thriller

Photo © 1974 Paramount Pictures/American Zoetrope
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Original Screenplay: Francis Ford Coppola
Best Sound: Walter Murch & Art Rochester

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Best Actor (Drama): Gene Hackman
Best Screenplay: Francis Ford Coppola

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Palme d'or (Best Film)
National Board of Review: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actor (Hackman)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Film Editing (Walter Murch & Richard Chew); Best Sound (Art Rochester, et al.)

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