The Conversation (Guest Speaker event)

March 14

Top notch psychological thriller about crisis of conscience. As a secret surveillance expert watches a couple, he begins to suspect they are in danger of being murdered. Often thought to be a reference to the Watergate scandal because of coincidental timing, this quiet gem of a film narrowly missed the Best Film Oscar which went to the director’s other entry that year: Godfather II.   Nonetheless, The Conversation was selected for preservation in the US National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 1995 as being ‘culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant’.

‘An immaculate thriller, a study in paranoia and loneliness.’ (Philip French, Observer).

Plus Nick Smedley, author and film historian, for Q&A

Starring

Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Frederic Forest

Film Information

Title The Conversation (Guest Speaker event)
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Country USA
Classification 12A
Running Time 113 mins
Release Year 1974
Subtitles No
Colour Yes