History Film / TheParallaxView

10th Jul '17 10:31:22 AM Mdumas43073
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A 1974 movie directed by Alan J. Pakula about one reporter's search for the truth about a political assassination, it embodied TheSeventies paranoia about TheGovernment and WhoShotJFK. Played by Creator/WarrenBeatty, Joe Frady is one of many witnesses to the shooting of Senator and possible presidential candidate Charles Caroll. It was modeled on the RFK, not JFK, murder, but still.

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A 1974 movie thriller directed by Alan J. Pakula about one reporter's search for the truth about a political assassination, it embodied embodying TheSeventies paranoia about TheGovernment and WhoShotJFK. WhoShotJFK.

Played by Creator/WarrenBeatty, Joe Frady is one of many witnesses to the shooting death of U.S. Senator and possible presidential candidate Charles Caroll. It was (It's modeled on the RFK, not JFK, murder, RFK's assassination rather than JFK's, but still.
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10th Feb '17 6:17:54 PM Fireblood
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A 1974 movie directed by Alan J. Pakula about one reporter's search for the truth about a political assassination, it embodied TheSeventies paranoia about TheGovernment and WhoShotJFK. Played by Creator/WarrenBeatty, Joe Frady is one of many witnesses to the shooting of Senator and possible presidential candidate Charles Caroll. It was modeled on the RFK, not JFK, murder, but still. Look out, spoilers!

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A 1974 movie directed by Alan J. Pakula about one reporter's search for the truth about a political assassination, it embodied TheSeventies paranoia about TheGovernment and WhoShotJFK. Played by Creator/WarrenBeatty, Joe Frady is one of many witnesses to the shooting of Senator and possible presidential candidate Charles Caroll. It was modeled on the RFK, not JFK, murder, but still. Look out, spoilers!
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Frady begins to investigate, visiting a small town where the last witness died. There, he almost gets killed by TheSheriff, who murdered the witness and made it look like an accident. Frady has to kill him in self-defense and searches his house, finding strange literature from the Parallax Corporation. It turns out to be a personality test designed to identify sociopaths as part of an employment package. Frady uses a sociopath's answers a researcher friend provides him with. He has another friend who uses to be with the FBI create some fake identifies for him if there's a background check.

Meeting with another reporter and witness, the man says attempts have been made against his life. The reporter shows him the photo of a waiter at the assassination, whom he is suspicious of. The audience knows this is the second gunman. Shortly after, the reporter's boat explodes and kills him, Frady barely escaping it.

Frady plays dead and is approached under his alias. The representative is very impressed with his scores, but has penetrated the background he set up. Since another was set up behind that, Frady appears to be safe and goes for an "interview." Frady sits in a chair with his hands on two clear pads on the armrests, probably for checking blood pressure and skin tension, a la the lie detector. Then follows the most sinister Blipvert ever, with strange, eerily interspersed photos. It appears to be used for gauging reactions a sociopath would have. At the end, Frady has to avoid the wacked-out nephew of TheSheriff who has been given an assignment along with him.

In the offices, he sees the second gunman from the original assassination, who leaves the building and gets into a car. Frady follows him for the airport, boarding the plane he seems to get on, suspecting his luggage contains a bomb. This reflects TheSeventies, because metal detectors had only just been introduced in that year (1974). Frady learns a candidate for the original senator's seat is on board, who says both him and his rival have angered the powers that be. Managing to warn of the bomb, the passengers get off just before an explosion occurs.

Frady gets his assignment, which is working security for the other candidate. He follows the Parallax Corporation representative there, noticing strange goings-on while the candidate rehearses a rally. He is then shot from the walkways above, where Frady was following the security men. A rifle has been left there, and he is seen from below. Frady runs for the door, which opens to a gunman who shoots him.

In a TwistEnding, another Warren Commission-style committee announces Frady killed the candidate alone, who he supposedly believed was responsible for the original assassination. The Parallax Corporation was in fact recruiting patsies to be co-conspirators in assassinations and then set up to take the fall. Frady was led right into the trap. It seems the Parallax Corporation was MurderInc.

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Her mysterious death prompts Frady begins to investigate, visiting a small town where the last witness died. There, he almost gets killed by TheSheriff, who murdered the witness and made it look like an accident. Frady has to kill him in self-defense and searches his house, begin investigating, finding strange literature from the assassinate may be linked with the shady Parallax Corporation. It turns out to be a personality test designed to identify sociopaths as part of an employment package. Frady uses a sociopath's answers a researcher friend provides him with. He has another friend who uses to be with Corporation, and the FBI create some fake identifies for him if there's a background check.

Meeting with another reporter and witness, the man says attempts have been made against his life. The reporter shows him the photo
danger grows as he infiltrates one of a waiter at the assassination, whom he is suspicious of. The audience knows this is the second gunman. Shortly after, the reporter's boat explodes and kills him, Frady barely escaping it.

Frady plays dead and is approached under his alias. The representative is very impressed with his scores, but has penetrated the background he set up. Since another was set up behind that, Frady appears to be safe and goes for an "interview." Frady sits in a chair with his hands on two clear pads on the armrests, probably for checking blood pressure and skin tension, a la the lie detector. Then follows the most sinister Blipvert ever, with strange, eerily interspersed photos. It appears to be used for gauging reactions a sociopath would have. At the end, Frady has to avoid the wacked-out nephew of TheSheriff who has been given an assignment along with him.

In the offices, he sees the second gunman from the original assassination, who leaves the building and gets into a car. Frady follows him for the airport, boarding the plane he seems to get on, suspecting his luggage contains a bomb. This reflects TheSeventies, because metal detectors had only just been introduced in that year (1974). Frady learns a candidate for the original senator's seat is on board, who says both him and his rival have angered the powers that be. Managing to warn of the bomb, the passengers get off just before an explosion occurs.

Frady gets his assignment, which is working security for the other candidate. He follows the Parallax Corporation representative there, noticing strange goings-on while the candidate rehearses a rally. He is then shot from the walkways above, where Frady was following the security men. A rifle has been left there, and he is seen from below. Frady runs for the door, which opens to a gunman who shoots him.

In a TwistEnding, another Warren Commission-style committee announces Frady killed the candidate alone, who he supposedly believed was responsible for the original assassination. The Parallax Corporation was in fact recruiting patsies to be co-conspirators in assassinations and then set up to take the fall. Frady was led right into the trap. It seems the Parallax Corporation was MurderInc.
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* KarmicMisfire: Frady not only fails to publicly unmask the true nature of the Parallax Corporation and prevent their assassination of a senator but is also killed at the scene and ends up being blamed for the assassination by the official investigation committee. Meanwhile,the Parallax Corporation is able to continue its murderous operations unscathed.

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* KarmicMisfire: [[spoiler: Frady not only fails to publicly unmask the true nature of the Parallax Corporation and prevent their assassination of a senator but is also killed at the scene and ends up being blamed for the assassination by the official investigation committee. Meanwhile,the Parallax Corporation is able to continue its murderous operations unscathed.]]



* TheBadGuyWins: The ending.



* TheBadGuyWins: The ending.
10th Feb '17 12:23:10 PM Lawman592
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* Frady not only fails to publicly unmask the true nature of the Parallax Corporation and prevent their assassination of a senator but is also killed at the scene and ends up being blamed for the assassination by the official investigation committee. Meanwhile,the Parallax Corporation is able to continue its murderous operations unscathed.

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* KarmicMisfire: Frady not only fails to publicly unmask the true nature of the Parallax Corporation and prevent their assassination of a senator but is also killed at the scene and ends up being blamed for the assassination by the official investigation committee. Meanwhile,the Parallax Corporation is able to continue its murderous operations unscathed.
10th Feb '17 12:22:43 PM Lawman592
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* Frady not only fails to publicly unmask the true nature of the Parallax Corporation and prevent their assassination of a senator but is also killed at the scene and ends up being blamed for the assassination by the official investigation committee. Meanwhile,the Parallax Corporation is able to continue its murderous operations unscathed.
22nd Mar '16 12:58:35 AM Mdumas43073
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22nd Mar '16 12:55:42 AM Mdumas43073
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10th Nov '15 5:54:32 PM nombretomado
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Despite its convoluted, unlikely conspiracy plot, a great movie and Seventies paranoid thriller in particular. More than anything else, this shows TheSeventies culture, in the aftermath of the JFK, RFK, MLK assassinations, Vietnam and Watergate. The movie was released the same week President RichardNixon was impeached.

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Despite its convoluted, unlikely conspiracy plot, a great movie and Seventies paranoid thriller in particular. More than anything else, this shows TheSeventies culture, in the aftermath of the JFK, RFK, MLK assassinations, Vietnam and Watergate. The movie was released the same week President RichardNixon UsefulNotes/RichardNixon was impeached.
16th Dec '14 6:56:36 AM Kingbacon
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* MurderInc.: The Parallax Corporation seems to be this, whether or not it was a secret government front.

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* MurderInc.: MurderInc: The Parallax Corporation seems to be this, whether or not it was a secret government front.
7th Sep '14 11:55:24 AM BisquiteenTrisket
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* TheBadGuyWins: The ending.
22nd Feb '14 1:53:52 AM m8e
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A 1974 movie directed by Alan J. Pakula about one reporter's search for the truth about a political assassination, it embodied TheSeventies paranoia about TheGovernment and WhoShotJFK. Played by WarrenBeatty, Joe Frady is one of many witnesses to the shooting of Senator and possible presidential candidate Charles Caroll. It was modeled on the RFK, not JFK, murder, but still. Look out, spoilers!

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A 1974 movie directed by Alan J. Pakula about one reporter's search for the truth about a political assassination, it embodied TheSeventies paranoia about TheGovernment and WhoShotJFK. Played by WarrenBeatty, Creator/WarrenBeatty, Joe Frady is one of many witnesses to the shooting of Senator and possible presidential candidate Charles Caroll. It was modeled on the RFK, not JFK, murder, but still. Look out, spoilers!
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