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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Underrated/Forgotten Films of the Week

Wages of Fear- Henri-Georges Clouzot's nerve-jangling thriller about a group of workers who have to carry a truckload of nitroglycerin over hazardous terrain in South America.  Truly a classic, this film set the bar high for suspense films of its type and has never been matched, even nearly 60 years later.

The Conversation- Francis Ford Coppola's 1974 Cannes Palme D'Or-winner and Best Picture Oscar nominee is a genius film overshadowed by The Godfather Part II which was released in the same year and won the Best Picture Oscar over it.  It stars Gene Hackman as a professional wiretapper who believes he overhears a murder plot and becomes increasingly paranoid about whether he is safe.

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