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The Conversation Film Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 22 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Conversation.
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Themes

Invasion of Privacy

At a time when people were concerned about spies and the rapid growth of technology, The Conversation manipulated these fears into a compelling film about a security consultant and a terrible plot.

The Conversation, in some ways, is a warning against the power of technology. When things begin to get out of hand, Harry is unable to put a stop to events already set in motion. Harry has taped a conversation by invading the privacy of two people walking in a crowded square in order to make a large sum of money.

Harry learns that invading another's privacy not only makes a living, but it can also destroy a life. Harry becomes obsessed with trying to figure out the meaning of the cryptic conversations, and although he wants to undo the wrong he's done, he has no recourse but to give in. In the...

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