I recently picked up a used 2-disc set containing THE FRENCH CONNECTION and various extras, including two documentaries on the film, deleted scenes, and separate audio commentaries by stars Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider and director William Friedkin. 3,758 more words
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Friedkin’s follow-up to The Exorcist might have taken almost forty years to gain the respect it deserves but better late than never. This is a masculine and brutish picture, extremely physical in design and presentation but flavoured with a crackling existential shroud. 525 more words
Tough New York street detective “Popeye” Doyle stumbles upon a ring of drug runners planning to import heroin from France.
Director of The Exorcist William Friedkin uncompromisingly directs one of the great hard-boiled cop dramas of the 1970’s in what can be seen as the granddaddy of popular TV series The Wire. 123 more words