Joe Frady is a determined reporter who often needs to defend his work from colleagues. After the assassination of a prominent U.S. senator, Frady begins to notice that reporters present during the assassination are dying mysteriously. After getting more involved in the case, Frady begins to realize that the assassination was part of a conspiracy somehow involving the Parallax Corporation, an enigmatic training institute. He then decides to enroll for the Parallax training himself to discover the truth. –IMDb
Renowned for guiding actors to the Oscars and, as Robert Redford put it, bringing “sensitivity and intellect to seemingly intractable subjects,” Alan J. Pakula built a successful career that was cut short by his death in a car accident in 1998. With his restrained, thoughtful filmmaking style, Pakula weathered industry upheavals and audience tastes that often preferred anything but intelligent subtlety, leaving a legacy that includes All the President’s Men (1976).
Born and raised in New York, Pakula dabbled in high school theater, but he didn’t consider a show business career until he took a summer job at Leland Hayward’s talent agency. Pakula majored in drama at Yale, graduating in 1948. While working at Warner Bros. in 1949, Pakula directed a Los Angeles stage production of Antigone that caught producer Don Hartman’s eye. Hartman got Pakula a job reading scripts at MGM in 1950, and took Pakula with him to Paramount in 1951, where Pakula eventually got to produce his first… read more
Another gripping narrative from Pakula, he makes "political" thrillers work like no other.
How could anyone give a hoot about a story or a plot when you have brilliant cinematographic writing such as this? I mean really... this is what film really is! something you can see and this film really understood that. Sit back and enjoy the power of the moving visuals.
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I saw this film first some twenty years ago and loved it. I saw it again and found the film superior to most other films of director Pakula and found it to be another gem from cinematographer Gordon… read review
The Parallax View is the product of collective disquiet and could not have been made before the 1970’s. It’s from an American generation that had grown uneasy and had learnt to question official versions… read review