Thinking About The Conversation

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For years, my brother has urged me to see the 1974 Coppola film, The Conversation.  I didn’t resist the suggestion; I just never got around to it.

But TIVO apparently thought I would enjoy it, because it recorded it the other day (For those of you without TIVO, the device will record shows it thinks you might like, based on your viewing habits).  So I watched it.

Yeah, it was good.  Bit dated, a bit slow, but a great cast.

And after it was over, I recalled a conversation my mother and brother had about the movie — specifically, the key line mentioned by Frederick Forrest/Cindy Williams (the "conversation" of The Conversation).  Yeah, I thought it was a bit of a cheat [warning — spoiler] myself, but that directorial trick wasn’t pivotal to my enjoyment of the movie.

Anyway, as I was watching it, I thought it would work well as a play.  And lo and behold, today I read that it is one, heading for off-off-Broadway in April (it’s been playing in Chicago for a couple of years).

Should be interesting.