POLICE OSCAR: “THE FRENCH CONNECTION”: AND AN INTERVIEW WITH WILLIAM FRIEDKIN – by Michael Shedlin

2018-01-26T09:18:20-08:00 January 26th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , |

Since propaganda, whether blatant or subtle, and whether “left” or “right,” works primarily through the emotions and not the intellect, it is not necessarily the explicit or easily recogniz­able elements of a film that produce the strong­est effect on the consciousness of the viewer. Such is the case with a film like The French Connection. The explicit values are evident. The film is exquisitely made.