Monday, June 22, 2009

In Unforgiven, He Was Totally Mean

Finally watched The French Connection last night. A fine cop drama that won Gene Hackman an Oscar.

Roy Scheider was also nominated for an Oscar, but lost out, this does not diminish his excellent performance either.

It's a great film that exposes all the grit and foulness of New York City and Brooklyn in the late sixties/early seventies. In one shot, you can see the World Trade Center being built. I liked all the old storefront signs, which always give me a sense of childhood nostalgia. Naturally Sal and Angie's diner is no longer there.

That's not my Volvo in the picture!

Thirty eight years later, the movie holds up - and my already high esteem for Gene Hackman went up a notch.

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