CONVERSATION, THE (1974) Press kit

$375.00

New York: Paramount Pictures, [1974]. Vintage original press kit. Printed folder, 11 1/2 x 9″ (29.5 x 23 cm.), with extensive text, consisting of thirteen 2 pp. inserts, one 3 pp. insert, three 4 pp. inserts and one 6 pp. insert, and five 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white print still photos laid in loosely. Covers lightly creased, overall near fine.

As the Watergate scandal was unfolding in 1974, writer-director Francis Ford Coppola created this haunting film about a paranoid surveillance expert (Gene Hackman) who increasingly comes to believe that a couple whom he is surveilling are about to be murdered.

The film, which can surely be considered a major neo-noir movie, makes very effective use of its San Francisco locations, making it a rather eerie time capsule of early 1970s San Francisco.

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