#15 From the Twitter archives, part 1: The Conversation
Francis Ford Coppola’s masterful 1974 conspiracy thriller.
Note that this isn’t a review; furthermore, it assumes familiarity with the film. If the reader hasn’t seen it I’d recommend holding off on reading this. Due to the fragmented nature of Twitter threads I’ve added headings for readability.
The early 70s was a time of paranoia. America was still reeling from a decade of assassinations. Vietnam had made Eisenhower’s warnings about the military-industrial complex disturbingly resonant. There was an arch-paranoiac in the Whitehouse. ‘74 saw the release of The Conversation.
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