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« on: June 10, 2007, 08:58:55 AM »

       Along with "the hot rock" this makes two awesome Robert redford movies I've seen.  This is not a heist movie like "the hot rock" but a conspiracy theory government /CIA/ Nixon era paranoia about such things one.  Some of the themes of middle east intrigue being discovered carry to the present day.  As always, you have to put yourself in the pre-CSI mindset of very limited technology.  It's more historical than it probably intended to be.  But it's still very entertaining.
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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2007, 07:44:33 PM »

One of ther best spy thrillers of the 1970s.
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2007, 11:44:49 PM »

One of the best movies of the 70s, IMO. Works as entertainment, but also touches on deeper more serious real world issues without hitting you over the head with it. The kind of movie where it pays to know something about what was (at the time "is") happening in the world.

And Max Von Sydow's character is much more frightening for his everyday world, outer drabness than the kind of over the top assassins and killers that populate many action flicks and thrillers these days. An unemotional, uninvolved professional willing to work for who pays, ideology never entering into it. I love the cat and mouse game of the elevator ride.

Seeing your topics on this and The Parallax View, have you tried some of the other similiar thrillers (political or not) of the 70s?

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Executive Action
Winter Kills
Scorpio
Twilight's Last Gleaming
The Killer Elite
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2007, 05:42:33 AM »

Yaddo has some good suggestions there.  I bought the WINTER KILLS DVD about a year ago and I didn't like it very much.  Many people lovie it, so I'll have to give it another try.  TWILIGHT'S LAST GLEAMING is a title I wish they would release on DVD.  It's a bit long, but still worth watching. 
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2007, 07:44:22 AM »

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This film's release in South Africa again depicted just how paranoid the then government of the day was: the Security Police found ads in local papers, placed anonymously and giving words like "Condor", "Control", "Assassination", "Spies" and a telephone number in Johannesburg, obviously the number of a subversive organization wanting to bring down the lilywhite govt. of the day.

 Smile The number given on each of the ads was that of the film distribution offices that were marketing Three Days Of The CondorTeddyR

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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2007, 12:40:34 PM »

I'll read that south africa a few more times and eventually I'll understand it.  Cheers



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