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The Parallax View Movie Review Summary

Actors: Warren Beatty, Hume Cronyn, William Tucker, Paula Prentiss

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THE PARALLAX VIEW is a film produced and directed by Alan J. Pakula in 1974.

Three years after the murder of Senator Hammond, a journalist tells Warren Beatty that almost half of the people present at the time of the assassination have died in accidents or from seemingly natural causes since. After the death of the informant, Beatty decides to investigate himself. He'll finally discover that the Parallax organization appears to be the center of a secret conspiracy against politicians who are not, let's say, politically correct.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 70%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Political Plotlets:    -   investigating murder of politician(s)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   river Air?    -   Yes Air:    -   passenger plane Misc setting    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning    -   dropped from large heights    -   drowned    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles Is this movie based on a    -   book

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