Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Robert Redford plays Joe Turner — later given the code name ”Condor” — a CIA agent who literally reads between the lines, scanning books, papers, and mags for coded messages. In the movie, a Jackie Collins-esque novel becomes the focus of the pending scandal. Today, Condor would have had his eyes full just glimpsing at Wikipedia.
EYES WIDE SHUT (1999)
Few might be aware that Stanley Kubrick based this film on the Arthur Schnitzler novella Dream Story, set in early 20th-century Vienna — not modern-day New York — where the masquerade balls, swinger parties, and sleepy ominous tones make so much more sense. Instead, we’re exposed to what seems like a masturbatory exercise in coupledom, with a then-married Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise baring more than just feelings.—Youyoung Lee
Michael Clayton (2007)
George Clooney is a master ”fixer” for a high-powered law firm, but fixing a massive cover-up by a client is harder than it looks.