If you want to call yourself a movie buff there are certain films that you must have seen. The French Connection (imdb | buy at amazon) is one of these and, thanks to a spare $24 and an indulgent girlfriend, I picked up a copy on DVD yesterday and we watched it last night.
A stunning piece of film that shows just how overly long most of today’s action pieces are – it’s one hour and forty minutes of near perfect film making. I’ve just discovered that John Frankenheimer directed the sequel so now I have to track that down and Marathon Man (imdb | buy at amazon), another ’70’s classic, has just been released too. Ah, the life of a movie buff with a new widescreen TV – it’s tough and poverty inducing.