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Forgotten Flashback: The Conversation

The Conversation - Forgotten Cinema Podcast

Original Blog Post: January 15, 2020 - Such an underrated classic.


Bust out your sleuth gear and your saxophones because on this episode of Forgotten Cinema the Mikes are having a conversation about the 1974 Gene Hackman thriller, The Conversation (see what we did there?).

Written and Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, listen as Mike Butler and Mike Field discuss Hackman's character, Harry Caul; from his look and attitude and how a typo informed much of the character that appears on the screen. The Mikes also go into the history of what inspired Coppola to write this film, the look he was trying to achieve and how the themes of the film resonated with an audience in 1970's America. Field and Butler also examine how one future superstar's character choices took him from an unnamed bit part to a fairly prominent role. Who's that, you ask? Well, you'll have to listen to the episode to find out.

So grab your popcorn and soda, please notice the exits at the front and rear of the auditorium, and settle down for Forgotten Cinema.

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