You won’t find the Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day picking its feet in Poughkeepsie!
Published at: July 21, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST by quint
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic!
I absolutely didn’t intend to connect this picture to yesterday’s Superman pic, but as I was uploading it the Gene Hackman connection hit me. Oh well. Guess that’s just how my subconscious rolls.
What’s there to say about The French Connection that hasn’t been said a million times? This era of filmmaking is kind of mindblowing, especially when comparing it to today’s corporate filmmaking. This movie feels in the same universe as like movies of the time period. The Seven-Ups, Dog Day Afternoon and The Conversation come to mind. These were all studio pictures, smart, cutting-edge and risky tales that didn’t talk down to the audience.
The ‘70s were an amazing time for cinema. Inventive, fun low budget and independent films were seeing success in the drive-in market and studio filmmaking hit a Renaissance. Filmmaking seemed to mature all across the board.
With The French Connection, the amazing “you’re in the action” driving photography as Popeye Doyle hauled ass around New York is one of the most memorable aspects of the movie. With today’s picture we get a look at the rig William Friedkin and his DoP, Owen Roizman, set up in the car. Click to make big.
Here’s the pic:
Awesome, right? Just posting this makes me want to throw The French Connection on. Thanks go to constant reader Mike for sending this one along!
If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare, the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here.
You will want to see tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic. End of line.
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