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Jason's rating of the film The Conversation

Truly one of the great treasures of borderline-mainstream cinema to emerge from the gilded 1970s. Coppola's investigation of privacy, surveillance, and nefarious American power politics, ends up being a movie about control. The private person desires to control how he or she is perceived (of if he or she is perceived). As in all other matters, our need to assert control is usually married to our lack of it.