Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Parallax View (1974)

This was one of the most massively thrilling and enjoyable films I have ever seen... In the market for a political thriller? I don't know that you could do much better than this'un (it's easily the best I've ever seen)... No down time, no false notes; it starts off with a lot of contrived "nobody believes me!" BS but quickly dispatches of that...and dispatches of pretty much everyone else, too...whew, I'm exhausted and exhilarated...hells yeah... (That shot in the convention center of the dead man on the cart plowing through empty tables is in itself worth a slot on my list) I'll put it at #193 on my top 250...

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