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The Parallax View – Alan J. Pakula, Michael Small

September 13th, 2008 · 3 Comments

the parallax view

the parallax view

the parallax view

Michael Small – Parallax Test Song

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This track is from Alan J. Pakula’s ultra-stylish The Parallax View, from 1974 and starring Warren Beatty. Beatty is at his most restrained in the gonzo journalist role, and Hume Cronyn plays his foil as the conservative newspaper editor. This song comes into the soundtrack during a scene where Beatty’s character, Joe Frady is being psychologically tested with a montage of slides representing a variety of emotions. The composer, Michael Small, worked on a number of other Pakula pictures, including Klute (1974) and Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973). In The Parallax View, the score is discreet and generally serves as a tension builder, but in this montage sequence, the score goes off on an unexpected tangent and whips up this weird psychedelic pastiche.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kate // Feb 22, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Just saw that movie yesterday. Such a great film. Love the work of Small & Pakula. Especially when they’ve worked together.

  • 2 Mark // Jan 1, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Just bought the Klute/All The President’s Men soundtrack from FSM. Absolutely love it! FSM has got to release Small’s other scores for The Parallax View and Marathon Man. I’m definitely keeping my fingers crossed….

  • 3 ankarada oto kiralama // Apr 23, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    That’s a mold-beraekr. Great thinking!

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