Essay on THE DEVIL'S OWN'sOwn0001.pdf
“There is no stereotype quite so indicative of American political morality as that of the one good cop. O'Meara's form of alienation is typical of the end of conspiracy thrillers, a genre which the director of The Devil's Own, Alan J. Pakula, did much to define. The Devil's Own, however, does not take the radical chances which made his earlier films like The Parallax View (1974) and Klute (1971) genre-defining. Faced with the FBI's hostility, O'Meara has the Constitution to protect him: 'Next time you want to talk to me, read me my rights.'”