August 15, 2018

Episode 377: The Parallax View (1974)

Special Guests: William Daniels, Bonnie Bartlett, Barna William Donovan, Shane O’Sullivan
Guest Co-Hosts: Chris Stachiw, Jess Byard

Alan J. Pakula's, The Parallax View (1974) stars Warren Beatty as reporter Joe Frady. After a mysterious series of deaths, Frady gets embroiled in an investigation that leads him to The Parallax Corporation, a shady company that finds and recruits sociopaths in order to use them as assassins.

Interviews this episode include actor William Daniels and his wife Bonnie Bartlett, author Barna Donovan (Conspiracy Films: A Tour of Dark Places in the American Conscious), and filmmaker Shane O'Sullivan (RFK Must Die).

Clip of Lorenzo Semple Jr. from Television Academy Foundation.

Jess Byard and Chris Stachiw join Mike to discuss the book, the script, the rewrite and the eventual final product.

Listen/Download Now:

Buy The Parallax View on DVD
Buy The Parallax View by Loren Singer
Buy There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT, and Many Others by William Daniels
Buy Confirmation: Investigations of the Unexplained by Barna William Donovan
Buy Who Killed Bobby? : The Unsolved Murder of Robert F. Kennedy by Shane O'Sullivan
Listen to our Executive Action episode
Listen to our Blow Out episode

Original Soundtrack by Michael Small


1 comment:

  1. Downloaded and watched this specifically so I could listen to the podcast afterwards. I had a vague recollection that it was a pretty well-respected thriller and went in with high hopes. I was sorely and surprisingly disappointed. I thought the movie was bad TV-movie-level dreck. The story and execution lacked any subtlety or nuance and it just seemed like a cardboard, choppy and simplistic attempt at grand political intrigue. Needless to say, the lavish praise of the podcast mystified me. Big fan of the podcast, but we seriously diverged on this one.