A *boring* ride
I'm 30-something... grew up with Star Wars, Indiana Jones, et
cetera.... but I also enjoy the classics like Casablanca, Gone with the
Wind, Citizen Kane. They are slow-paced, but filled with tons of nuance
and depth, and you can watch them again and again. Every viewing
reveals something new, that you missed the first time.
The French Connection doesn't have that depth. To me, it looks like the
special effects blockbuster of 1971. Chase scene. Guns firing. Men
running. Tough guys. Subtract all that, and what's left??? Not much. A
middling story with shallow characters that leave me asking, "Who
cares?" (Similar to Independence Day.) .
I know, some people say, "But it was fresh in 1971." I'm sure it was.
But *truly* great stories will still be fresh hundreds of years later.
That's what separates the fad from the masterpiece.
I don't think French Connection qualifies as a masterpiece. It was a
fad. Like the hula hoop or bell-bottom pants, it made a brief splash,
and then was overshadowed by later, better stories. It's not surprising
that the younger generation would find these fads boring or silly.
If you see French Connection on TV, try to find something else to do
with those two hours.
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No doubt you've heard of the famous chase scene. Well you have to see
it to believe it. "The French Connection" remains an impressive
tour-de-force, although I wouldn't have given it Best Picture for 1971
(in my opinion, that distinction goes to "McCabe and Mrs. Miller").
Needless to say, this pretty much paved the way for William Friedkin
directing "The Exorcist", although since then, his career has faltered.
As Det. Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle, Gene Hackman creates as tough a cop as
anyone could expect, and Roy Scheider and Fernando Rey are equally good
as Buddy Russo and the smuggler, respectively. A real classic in every
sense of the word..