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William Friedkin
Director, The French Connection (1971)
Friedkin looks lkike a jumped-up TV director, glib enough to make a credo out of price-cutting and convinced that the zoom and the insistent violence of unexpected images need only a raw feeling for sensation to outflank traditional requirements of construction and meaning. The French Connection is an inept film that shoves its impact in our face and employs the most mechanical sort of editing. Time and again it becomes incoherent and difficult to follow.
(David Thomson, A Biographical Dictionary of Film)
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