Scenes That I Love: The Car Chase From The French Connection


Today, the Shattered Lens wishes a happy birthday to the great William Friedkin.  As a director, William Friedkin revolutionized both the horror genre and the crime genre.  The car chase from 1971’s The French Connection has been much imitated but rarely equaled.

A few years ago, I attended a showing of The French Connection at the Alamo Drafthouse.  As exciting as this chase is, it’s even more amazing when viewed on a big screen.

2 responses to “Scenes That I Love: The Car Chase From The French Connection

  1. In Friedkin’s aurobiography, he recounts how he was on the passenger side floor of the car filming up at Hackman, as he didn’t want to risk his Cinematopher’s life, since none of the streets had been cleared for filming!

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