Don Coscarelli on

3 Days of the Condor

Released 1975
Distributor Paramount

For years studio development execs have tried to use Sydney Pollack’s classic conspiracy thriller as a template for would-be blockbusters, but hardly any of the various subsequent attempts have equalled it. A model of plot construction and cleverly built tension.

About Don Coscarelli

At ten years of age Don Coscarelli actually bribed his teenage babysitter to let him stay up late and watch Invaders from Mars on TV. He’s never been the same. Coscarelli is responsible for writing and directing several cult hits including the Phantasm series, The Beastmaster and Bubba Ho-tep and John Dies at the End.