Secrets of the French Connection Chase Scene

(YouTube Link)

This clip features William Friedkin being interviewed by AFI about the making of The French Connection, particularly the iconic, frenetic, and wonderfully edited chase scene. I had heard that they filmed it on location in New York without telling anyone, but Friedkin has a hilarious story about the elevated train, and how they pulled off filming on it for an hour.

And now, the fruit of their efforts.

(YouTube Link)

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