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The Parallax View, 1974 – ★★★★

Criterion Challenge 2022
Progress: 13/52
Prompt: Watch a movie from the 1970s

I didn’t think anything would be more 1970s than this, and I love conspiracy movies, so it was an easy choice for this prompt. I got what I wanted. I did not actually know about that spectacular sequence in the middle, so I also got to be completely surprised and — is delighted the right word?

The brutalist sets are spectacular, particularly when combined with the ant-like humans who populate them. It’s all either tight closeups or distance, not a lot of midrange.

Kind of a flat movie in some ways, but the dampened emotional tone seems like it’s the point.

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