3 Days of the Condor – A Fresh Look

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3 Days of the Condor – A Fresh Look

Based on a listener request, Dan and Tom take a fresh look at the 1975 spy thriller, 3 DAYS OF THE CONDOR. Find out who the prey is.

3 DAYS OF THE CONDOR – A Fresh Look 

The 1975 spy movie, 3 DAYS OF THE CONDOR, is a “reluctant spy” movie starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway. Cliff Robertson, and Max von Sydow. 

Dan and Tom take a fresh look at this movie, decoding the plot, characters, direction, and more.  What are the influences on 3 DAYS OF THE CONDOR as well as what movies/TV shows may CONDOR have influenced?  What about Hercules (the myth, not the movie)?   “Seinfeld?” The James Bond series, Mission: Impossible, or the Bourne series?   And then, there’s the actor Sterling Hayden, the MCU, and more.

3 DAYS OF THE CONDOR has an intriguing plot that has Robert Redford’s character, Turner – codenamed Condor, dealing with a series of murders, with him being a target as well.  Turner works for the CIA in the role of a reader. Significantly, Turner is not an agent.  What other spy movies can you think of where the protagonist wasn’t really a spy?  Decoded! 

We take a deep dive into the positives and negatives of 3 DAYS OF THE CONDOR.  The movie generally has positive feedback, but there are some criticisms.  Do you agree with our discussion of these? 

Tell us what you think 

We like 3 DAYS OF THE CONDOR.  But its ending left Dan and Tom divided.  Dan didn’t like the ending whereas Tom thought it worked well. Who do you agree with? 

Let us know your thoughts, ideas for future episodes, and what you thought of this episode. Just drop us a note at info@spymovienavigator.com.  The more we hear from you, the better the show will surely be!  We’ll give you a shout-out in a future episode!   

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