John Klute (Klute)

Created by Andy and Dave Lewis "Tell me, Klute, did we get you a little? Huh? Just a little bit? Us city folk? The sin, the glitter, the wickedness? Huh?" "Ah - that's so pathetic." -- Klute responds to Bree's taunts with his typical brevity. Donald Sutherland plays tight-lipped small-town sleuth JOHN KLUTE in Klute, … Continue reading John Klute (Klute)

Harry Caul (The Conversation)

Created by Francis Ford Coppola Gene Hackman nails the character of HARRY CAUL, a twitchy, shopworn surveillance expert hired to do a little wiretapping in The Conversation, Francis Ford Coppola's explosive and darkly disturbing Watergate-era morality tale of slimy corporate treachery and dirty secrets. You'll feel like taking a shower after this one. Harry may … Continue reading Harry Caul (The Conversation)

Those ’70s Shows

It was while I was first compiling the site's ┬áchronological listing of movies that the realization came to me that the seventies were a very good decade indeed for the private eye film. You could easily argue that the "Golden Age of P.I. Flicks" was the forties and at least the first half of the … Continue reading Those ’70s Shows