The French Connection Audio Commentary
Director William Friedkin talks about making the classic crime thriller, The French Connection.
Academy Award Wins:
Best Director - William Friedkin
Best Actor - Gene Hackman
Best Adapted Screenplay
Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actor - Roy Scheider
The Poughkeepsie Shuffle: Tracing ‘The French Connection’ (2000)
The great 2000 BBC documentary “Poughkeepsie Shuffle: Tracing The French Connection” recaps the criminal case and the creation of the film, getting frank responses from its subjects. Interviewees include Grosso, Friedkin, Jurgensen, Scheider, Hackman, sound recordist Chris Newman, DP Owen Roizman, assistant director Terry Donnelly, D’Antoni, former heads of production for Fox Richard Zanuck and David Brown, Tony Lo Bianco, and editor Gerald B. Greenberg.