Have You Seen It? Round Two

I’ve never been so happy to not get any responses to a post. I’m going to say Round One is over, and we’re on to Round Two. Maybe Hot Millions was too hard of a movie for you all. I’m betting that today’s round will end up going against me, but that’s the risk I take, and I don’t want to make things too easy on myself. Ready to play? Current score: Bryce 1, Rest of the World 0.

Three Days of the Condor was a fantastic spy thriller. It stars Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway, directed by Sydney Pollack (who also directed Redford in Jeremiah Johnson, an adaptation book about a mountain man who killed Native Americans and then would carve out their livers and eat them raw–something which the adaptation left out, might I add). The film is an adaptation of a James Grady novel entitled “The Six Days of the Condor” (which really is an excellent example of the editing process a book has to go through in order to become a film. Six days down to three.) The basic premise is that a two-bit reader for the CIA comes back to his office from lunch to find that the entire department has been assassinated. He’s then thrown into espionage far above his pay raise, and thrilling tension ensues. Very adroitly done, by a team of very talented people. Three stars.

So have you seen it? Don’t let me get a two point lead here. Speak up. And if you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and watch it. It’s rated R for a steamy scene, some violence (tame by today’s standards) and a couple naughty words peppered throughout. So don’t watch it with the kids.

And now, back to my reference duties.

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