Monday, October 21, 2013

Give chase

Before filming began on The French Connection, director William Friedkin received some advice from fellow director Howard Hawks, "Make a good chase. Make one better than anyone's done."

Friedkin with actors Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider

Friedkin discusses his guerilla tactics in filming the infamous chase sequence.
Stunt driver William Hickman had also driven the impressive car chase in Bullitt.

Here, the unforgettable chase of The French Connection, widely considered the
most thrilling ever captured on film.

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