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At the movies: The making of The French Connection chase


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William Friedkin called The French Connection “a crude poem to the city,” and you can feel this unpolished poetry rendered in every frame. It’s baked into the grit and grime of New York in the 1970s, its glittering storefronts and neon lights, bustling bars and nightclubs, and roaring traffic, streets slick with rain. Against this backdrop, Friedkin sets his story about two policemen hunting an elusive criminal.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/03/02/the-making-of-the-french-connection-chase