Neo-noir in the Seventies Episode 3: Badlands, The Conversation, and Chinatown

Neo-noir in the Seventies Episode 3: Badlands, The Conversation, and Chinatown

We’re back with another episode in the Neo-noir in the Seventies Series. This time Curtis and I discuss Badlands (1973), The Conversation (1974), and Chinatown (1974). Forgive us for the running time but there was a lot to talk about in this episode so went a little long. Read below for supplementary reading on the films discussed in this podcast.

Further Reading/Viewing:

Badlands: Misfits

Jonathan Rosenbaum on Badlands

Death Comes as an End: Temporality, Domesticity, and Photography in Terence Malick’s Badlands

On Malick’s Subjects

All Things Shining, Part One by Matt Zoller Seitz

Fernando F Croce on Badlands

Malick on Badlands

Bill Weber (Malick’s editor) on the art of voice over

The Conversation screenplay

Old-School Paranoia: Rewatching Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 wiretap masterpiece

Notes on The Conversation

In Conversation with Walter Murch

Francis Ford Coppola: lessons learned from The Conversation

Final Draft of Chinatown Screenplay

Roman Polanski on Chinatown

Double Chinatown by Ross Macleay

Roman Polanski Scene by Scene Documentary of Chinatown

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