Three Days of the Condor (1975)

Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Sidney Pollack. This film had everything going for it. International intrigue, attractive co-stars, rising director, jazzy score, great supporting cast. Following Watergate, there was distrust of government and spy agencies.  Adapted from a novel by James Grady, originally called Six Days of the Condor, some of the plots points are the … More Three Days of the Condor (1975)

The Directors: Sydney Pollack & Alan J. Pakula

Second installment in a series on film directors. Contemporaries, Sydney Pollack (below, right) and Alan J. Pakula (below, left) arrived at directly features using different paths but directed some of the smartest, most earnest films of the 1970s and 1980s. Sydney Pollack cut his teeth on Westerns before incorporating medical shows and crime dramas to his … More The Directors: Sydney Pollack & Alan J. Pakula