The Resource The Conversation

The Conversation

Label
The Conversation
Title
The Conversation
Contributor
Actor
Distributor
Film director
Language
eng
Summary
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, THE CONVERSATION tells the story of sound surveillance expert Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) who is hired to track a young couple, taping their conversation as they walk through San Francisco's crowded Union Square. Knowing full well how technology can invade privacy, Harry obsessively keeps to himself, separating business from his personal life, even refusing to discuss what he does or where he lives with his girlfriend, Amy (Teri Garr). Harry's work starts to trouble him, however, as he comes to believe that the conversation he pieced together reveals a plot by the mysterious corporate "Director" who hired him to murder the couple. After the tapes are stolen, Harry is all the more convinced that a killing will occur, and he can no longer separate his job from his conscience. Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1974 **Cannes Film Festival**. Nominated for three **Academy Awards** (Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound) and four **Golden Globes** (including Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Director). *"A taut, intelligent thriller."* - Roger Ebert, ***The Chicago Sun-Times***
Cataloging source
CaSfKAN
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Paramount Pictures in 1974
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Allen Garfield, Cindy Williams, Frederic Forrest, Gene Hackman, Harrison Ford, John Cazale, Mark Wheeler, Robert Duvall, Robert Shields, Teri Garr
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ford Coppola, Francis
  • Garfield, Allen
  • Williams, Cindy
  • Forrest, Frederic
  • Hackman, Gene
  • Ford, Harrison
  • Cazale, John
  • Wheeler, Mark
  • Duvall, Robert
  • Shields, Robert
  • Garr, Teri
  • Paramount Pictures (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
113
Technique
live action
Label
The Conversation
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (114 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
6338630
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
kan6338630
Video recording format
other
Label
The Conversation
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (114 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
6338630
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
kan6338630
Video recording format
other

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