Three Days of the Condor (1975) Directed by Sydney Pollack
Robert Redford as Joseph Turner and Frank Savino as Jimmy

Joe: Jimmy? (hands Jimmy the lunch order)
Jimmy: Hey, Shakespeare. How’s it going?
Joe: Terrific. I’m building up a great collection of rejection slips.
Jimmy: Yeah, I know the feeling. I always wanted to be Escoffier.
Joe: Well, maybe it’s not too late. You know, Van Gogh was thirty before he started to paint.
Jimmy: No kidding?
Joe: There’s no mayonnaise on Dr. Lappe’s. On the other hand, Mozart was 3 when he started to play the piano and he was composing at 6.
Jimmy: Fast starter. It’s probably better.
Joe: Yeah, I don’t know. Van Gogh never sold a painting in a whole lifetime. Mozart died a pauper.

2 Responses to “Three Days of the Condor (1975)”

  1. This vintage espionage thriller does boast a splendid cast that include John Houseman, Cliff Robertson, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow as well as Redford, a thought-provoking paranoia-laden script that is still timely and a final freeze frame that is as practically as memorable as the one on the beach in Truffaut’s ‘The 400 Blows.’

  2. I love the ’70s. What can I say?

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