Thursday, October 23, 2008

Now Made with Hemp

Ah, Netflix.

I watched Three Days of the Condor, starring Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway this week. I've seen the movie sometime before, a long time ago, and I have even read the spy novel on which it was based, Seven Days of the Condor. I placed the movie in my queue a while back and lo and behold, it came to my mailbox.

Robert Redford looks really good, not that goofy cute of The Sting, but handsome in a regular sort of way. Faye Dunaway does much with a small part and she made me believe in her story. Yes, she sleeps with him. Wouldn't you if it were still 1975? The director keeps it tasteful.

The tale is set in New York City at Christmas, and is complex and thrilling. People get killed but without the Sam Peckinpah abundance of blood and there are no car chases. (Doesn't Peck 'n' Paw sound like a pet store?)

Not really a spoiler but, the kicker is that, in the end, it was all about Middle Eastern OIL!!! I watched it twice to get the things I missed in the first viewing.

Rent it. I think you will like it.

3 comments:

Valerie said...

I'll add it to my queue! all hail netflix!

Knitting Linguist said...

I'll definitely add that to my list o' things to watch. Thanks!

Susan (and SmokeyBlue in spirit) said...

Goin' on my cue. Thanks.