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The parallax view / Paramount Pictures presents ; an Alan J. Pakula production ; screenplay by David Giler and Lorenzo Semple, Jr. ; produced and directed by Alan J. Pakula.

Pakula, Alan J., 1928-1998 (film director,, film producer.). Giler, David, (screenwriter.). Semple, Lorenzo, Jr., 1923-2014 (screenwriter.). Beatty, Warren, 1937- (actor.). Prentiss, Paula, 1938- (actor.). Daniels, William, 1927- (actor.). McGinn, Walter, 1936-1977 (actor.). Cronyn, Hume, (actor.). Thordsen, Kelly, 1917-1978 (actor.). Hindman, Earl, 1942-2003 (actor.). Willis, Gordon, 1931-2014 (director of photography.). Wheeler, John W., (editor of moving image work.). Small, Michael, (composer (expression)). Singer, Loren. Motion picture adaptation of (work): Parallax view. (Added Author). Paramount Pictures Corporation, (production company.). Criterion Collection (Firm), (publisher.). Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, William Daniels, Walter McGinn, Hume Cronyn, Kelly Thordsen, Chuck Waters, Earl Hindman. (Cast).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681438009
  • ISBN: 1681438003
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (24 pages : illustrated ; 19 cm)
  • Edition: DVD special edition.
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1974.
Based on the novel by Loren Singer.
Titles from screen credits.
Wide screen (2.39:1).
Special features: new introduction by filmmaker Alex Cox; interviews with director from 1974 and 1995; new program on cinematographer Gordon Willis featuring an interview with Willis from 2004; new interview with Jon Boorstin, assistant to Paukula; plus an essay by critic Nathan Heller and a 1974 interview with Pakula.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Gordon Willis ; editor, John W. Wheeler ; music, Michael Small.
Participant or Performer Note:
Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, William Daniels, Walter McGinn, Hume Cronyn, Kelly Thordsen, Chuck Waters, Earl Hindman.
Summary, etc.:
"Perhaps no director tapped into the sense of dread and mistrust that pervaded the 1970s more effectively than Alan J. Pakula, who, in the second installment of his celebrated Paranoia Trilogy, offers a chilling vision of America in the wake of the assassinations of the Kennedys and Martin Luther King, Jr., with the shock of Watergate near at hand. Three years after the murder of a leading senator atop Seattle's Space Needle, reporter Joseph Frady (Warren Beatty) begins digging into the mysterious circumstances surrounding the killing--and stumbles into a labyrinthine conspiracy far more sinister than he could have imagined. The Parallax View's coolly stylized, shadow-etched compositions by acclaimed cinematographer Gordon Willis give visual expression to a mood that begins as an anxious whisper and ends as a scream into the void"--Container.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, region 1, wide screen (2.39:1 aspect ratio); Dolby monaural.
Language Note:
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject: Journalists > Drama.
Investigative reporting > Drama.
Conspiracy > Drama.
Corporations > Corrupt practices > Drama.
Paranoia > Drama.
Corporations > Corrupt practices.
Investigative reporting.
Genre: Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.