1974 – The Parallax View

★★★★☆ USA. 1h42m. Thriller. Directed by Alan J. Pakula. Written by David Giler, Lorenzo Semple Jr., Robert Towne (screenplay) and Loren Singer (“The Parallax View”). Cinematography by Gordon Willis. Edited by John W. Wheeler. Music by Michael Small. Starring Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, Hume Cronyn, William Daniels, Kenneth Mars, Walter McGinn, Kelly Thordsen, Jim Davis, Bill McKinney, William Jordan, Edward Winter.

Concerns a reporter’s investigation into a secretive organization, the Parallax Corporation, whose primary focus is political assassination. The Parallax View is the second installment of Pakula’s Political Paranoia trilogy, along with Klute (1971) and All the President’s Men (1976).

1943 – Shadow Of A Doubt

★★★★☆ USA. 1h48m. Thriller. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by Thornton Wilder, Sally Benson, Alma Reville (screenplay) and Gordon McDonnell (story). Cinematography by Joseph A. Valentine. Edited by Milton Carruth. Music by Dmitri Tiomkin, Franz Lehár. Starring Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey, Henry Travers, Patricia Collinge, Wallace Ford, Hume Cronyn.

A teenage girl begins to suspect that her favorite uncle is a murderer. Hitchcock’s favorite of his own films. Considered by critics to be one of his masterpieces.