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You won’t find the Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day picking its feet in Poughkeepsie!

Published at: July 21, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! I absolutely didn’t intend to connect this picture to yesterday’s Superman pic, but as I was uploading it the Gene Hackman connection hit me. Oh well. Guess that’s just how my subconscious rolls. What’s there to say about The French Connection that hasn’t been said a million times? This era of filmmaking is kind of mindblowing, especially when comparing it to today’s corporate filmmaking. This movie feels in the same universe as like movies of the time period. The Seven-Ups, Dog Day Afternoon and The Conversation come to mind. These were all studio pictures, smart, cutting-edge and risky tales that didn’t talk down to the audience. The ‘70s were an amazing time for cinema. Inventive, fun low budget and independent films were seeing success in the drive-in market and studio filmmaking hit a Renaissance. Filmmaking seemed to mature all across the board. With The French Connection, the amazing “you’re in the action” driving photography as Popeye Doyle hauled ass around New York is one of the most memorable aspects of the movie. With today’s picture we get a look at the rig William Friedkin and his DoP, Owen Roizman, set up in the car. Click to make big. Here’s the pic:

Awesome, right? Just posting this makes me want to throw The French Connection on. Thanks go to constant reader Mike for sending this one along! If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare, the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. You will want to see tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic. End of line. -Quint quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter



Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman


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  • July 21, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Nick Cage Knows The Game

    by Lambchops42

    http://www.toolian.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9924&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=45

  • July 21, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    I have never seen The French Connection

    by disfigurehead

  • July 21, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST

    This is getting really old

    by The_Lovely_Funkiness

    really fast. Surely there is a better use of internet bandwidth....

  • July 21, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    disfihurehead

    by Lashlarue

    go watch The French Connection... NOW! <p> The greatest car chase ever filmed. :)

  • July 21, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Quint, you son of a bitch!

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    That may just be the coolest Pic yet

  • July 21, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    I MISS Gene Hackman!

    by MisterBlue

    Since he's retired - his presence is greatly missed on the screen. His voicing the Lowes Hardware commercials just doesn't cut it!

  • July 21, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    The obvious question, The_Lovely_Funkiness:

    by kevred

    Why do you keep clicking on it? Is someone grabbing your hand and clicking the mouse? :) Not every pic interests me, either, but hey - there are worse things than a page where someone expresses their love for cinema every day. It tends to be more positive, talkback-wise, than a lot of other pages, that's for sure.

  • July 21, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Jeff Bridges?

    by jouissance

    If you've seen one consumer electronics show, you've seen them all.

  • July 21, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Starve the trolls, kevred . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . and they go away.

  • July 21, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Hackman no longer does the Lowe's ads . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . its Ed Harris now. Hackman does NOTHING.

  • July 21, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Hackman can eat without working anymore.

    by Galactic

  • July 21, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Spielberg's Web of Lies Becoming Untangled

    by SpielbergsHolocaustHoax

    Spielberg's Oscar winning documentary "The Last Days" has been exposed as a disgusting hoax. Read about its star, Irene Zisblatt, who lies about repeatedly eating shit covered diamonds, a la Walken in Pulp Fiction. sites.google.com/site/spielbergshoax/

  • July 21, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    I found FC really fucking boring

    by SpawnofAchilles

    I just could not get into it.

  • July 21, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Quint, awesome! When Friedkin is doing

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    his thing, he is a master. The gritty realism (I know that word is old these days) but the man has made me feel an environment like no other as far as realism. Hackman standing out in the cold, or Scheider hacking his way through t

  • July 21, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    the jungle, goddamn Dell laptops!

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    Lol! Well, I suppose I made my point, though not as elegantly as I wanted.

  • July 21, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Plenty of worse places to pick your feet than Poughkeepsie

    by nostairway

    Like Newburgh, for example.I'll even throw Peekskill into that category because Mel Gibson was born there.

  • July 21, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Nice Marmot

    by Shaner Jedi

    No Harris does the Home Depot ads. LOL. All these great actors doing voice over work for hardware stores.

  • July 21, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    Disney Doesn't Scare The Game, It Plays DIsney Too

    by Lambchops42

    http://www.toolian.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9924&start=45

  • July 21, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST

    If we get an exorcist Pic next, i'll shit my pants

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Promise

  • July 21, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    French Connection is kinda boring

    by ricarleite2

    And the car chase - or car to subway chase - is equally unimpressive, I'm sorry. I take Ronin anytime, and I know it was done almost 30 years later.

  • July 21, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    nice pic

    by STLost

    love how they have to come up with ways to make the camera shots.

  • July 21, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Sorry, Nice Marmot...

    by Quarantined

    but Ed Harris does the V/Os for Home Depot, not Lowes. Though regardless I think Hackman did still stop doing work for Lowes.

  • July 21, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST

    AWESOME! I LOVE The French Connection!

    by LaserPants

    Proving once again that the 70s were the true golden age of film. <br><br>This scene truly is astounding; a scene made all the more awesome because it was done without any efx -- just a car driving insanely recklessly through the city streets with camera's mounted to it. It's astounding, really. Of course, the extended car chases in Mad Max and The Road Warrior are vastly superior, but this is still totally amazing to me.

  • July 21, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Oops, you are righ, Quarantined . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . in that case, Ed Harris has been replaced by John Goodman at Home Depot. Damn I listen to too much sports radio . . .

  • July 21, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    A cool as fuck pic......

    by sam jacksons wig

    ... from a fantastically cool as fuck great movie, featuring one of the greatest actors there has ever been.

  • July 21, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Hackman is one of our best.

    by Monolith_Jones

    He's always top notch even if everything around him isn't

  • July 21, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST

    And some love for FRENCH CONNECTION II

    by palimpsest

    That's a loopy movie, but it's got some great stuff in it.

  • July 21, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    French COnnection is Awesome

    by Aquatarkusman

    A mix of the films of Jean-Pierre Melville with kinetic, documentary style camera-work. THey should have gotten a behind-the-scenes pic of them pushing the camera operator in a shopping cart (he was a maker of Cuban documentaries) to film some of the street-level action.

  • July 21, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    DON'T HURT MY FRIENDS

    by Lambchops42

    http://www.toolian.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9924&start=45

  • July 21, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    It's been a billion years

    by NippleEffect

    since I saw The French Connection<p> I miss Gene, he's retired from acting, writes now<p> But on my worst day and his best day I sure as fuck don't want to see his feet<br> Or him pickin at his toes<p> WTF's wrong with you

  • July 21, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    THERE'S NOTHING LEFT, SETENRA

    by Lambchops42

    http://www.toolian.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9924&start=45

  • July 21, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Hackman is cool

    by AirWarrior

    Agreed, Monolith. Gene Hackman shines up even the a turd movie, though he isn't in many of those. I didn't really like The Royal Tannenbaums, but Gene made it viewable.

  • July 21, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    gene hackman...one of the best ever....

    by iwasredempted

    he needs to do more comedies. his part in young frankenstein was great. and he pretty much made royal tannenbaums.

  • July 21, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Thats back when AMERICA Made CARS

    by NippleEffect

    A engien lasted maybe 60K miles<p> BUT it was 60 nad tickling K miles<p> Oh yeah baby you knew when you went for a ride back then

  • July 21, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    If you really mean it.

    by Lambchops42

    And tell him I'm sorry, call me.

  • July 21, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Can you believe Welcome to Mooseport

    by eric haislar

    was his last film talk about not going out on a high note.

  • July 21, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Back in the days when cars went 40 miles per hour

    by RPLocke

    sometimes 50!

  • July 21, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST

    To Live & Die in LA tomorrow Quint?

    by Kief_Ledger

    Yes, the movie is clearly a product of the 80's (Wang Chung did the score for God's sake) but it's still a pretty good flick. And the chase in that movie is awesome as well.

  • July 21, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Keep it up Quint, this is the best thing this site

    by SithMenace

    does these days.

  • July 21, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Unbelievable!

    by Screwbini

    Those who thought the French Connection was "boring" must have been in a coma when they saw it! Are you kidding me?!!!!!

  • July 21, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Royal Tennenbaum is quintessential Hackman

    by Monolith_Jones

    A guy who's a dick but somehow still comes off likable and sympathetic. I couldn't imagine another actor in that role.

  • July 21, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    re: Back in the days when cars went 40 miles per hour

    by NippleEffect

    yeah<br> right<p> back then cars didn't have seats<p> They had acceleration couches

  • July 21, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    I love love love Hackman as Luthor

    by SithMenace

    Best superhero film villain ever, until Ledger of course.

  • July 21, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    I also never saw The French Connection

    by Monolith_Jones

    It's on my netflix que. Though I'd first have to return the disc I've had for about 2 months(Alien).

  • July 21, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Lets not forget the late Bill Hickman who did the driving

    by skimn

    for Hackman in French Connection. He was also Steve McQueen's adversary in Bullitt and doubled for Roy Scheider in The Seven Ups. Those 3 films defined car chase scenes, and have rarely been bettered. Yes, I know To Live & Die In LA and Ronin come close.

  • July 21, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Gene Hackman

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Reminds me of my dad during the same time they must have taken that photo — early 70s.

  • July 21, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Next pic should be something from Bond/Star Trek

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

  • July 21, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    70s was good but im more in tune with the 60s

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    mostly from the more adventurous pulpy movies of the day, sword and sandals, bondmania, godzilla, spaghetti westerns.

  • July 21, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    I Agree, T. Scorpios

    by Aquatarkusman

    I prefer something with Telly Savalas and George Lazenby from On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

  • July 21, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    Friedkin's Cruising with Pacino

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    is another underrated clssic which i havent seen but i kepe reading it as being very underrated.

  • July 21, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Aquatarkursman

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Yeah but i still appreciate that the 70s everything went into a more realism/gritty phase with a greater fascination about urban decay and bleak streets which is like the opposite of the 60s anything-goes feel of global adventure and comic book pulpyness, which kind of came back in the 80s too. Then the 90s everything went back to character driven realism again for a bit

  • July 21, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    When Doyle exits the dark wharehouse at the end

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    the music that kicks in is the things that nightmares are made of. Man how bleak does that sound?

  • July 21, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    "I took everything outta there....

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    ..except the rocker panels.."<p>"Aw cmon Irv, what the hell is that!"

  • July 21, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Another great Roy Scheider role

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    Guy rocked the 70's HARD

  • July 21, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    "All winter long I gotta listen to him gripe about his bowling s

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    "Now I'm going bust you for those three bags, and I'm gonna nail you for picking your feet in Poughkeepsie!"

  • July 21, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    "I don't care how many bartenders you got...

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    ..I ain't working that joint!"

  • July 21, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    One of the greatest screen badasses of all time!

    by Mr Nicholas

  • July 21, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    It's great movie...

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    One of those that when you see it on cable, you just stop right there, cause you know you aren't going to find anything better on.

  • July 21, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Once upon a time

    by NippleEffect

    way back in the times of yore<p> I bitched about how Gene Hackamn was in every movie that came out<p> Back then there'd be like 20 movies a year and Gene'd be in like at least 10 of them<p> The guy didn't like to sit idle<p> Back then it seemed like too much Gene<p> well I need access to a time machine<p> So I can go back and kick myself in the nuts<p> "cos the only thing worse than too much Gene is no fucking Gene at all<p> Miss ya dude<br> Hope you change your mind and start acting again

  • July 21, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    I did a great compilation video for FC...

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    set it to the "Everybody Gets to Go to the Moon" song (that you only hear part of in the bar) and it was great. Fucking Fox made me take it down. I guess I should go put it up on vimeo.

  • July 21, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Most overrated 70s film ever

    by Kontarsky

    Nearly every exploitation film in the 70s is 20x better than this turd. I like Gene, but this film was just not entertaining. One of the weakest 70s films ever. There, said it.

  • July 21, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    "That table is definitely wrong"

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    mmmmmmmm 70's cinema..yum

  • July 21, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Since we've taken a turn into Friedkinville...

    by djangoilbastardo

    How 'bout some SORCERER?

  • July 21, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Superman The Movie > The French Connection

    by kevinwillis.net

    And Midnight Cowboy. I said it yesterday, I'll say it again.

  • July 21, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Continue to love these

    by jnance1138

    An awesome reason to visit AICN each day.

  • July 21, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    No Hackman

    by kevinwillis.net

    I didn't realize Hackman hadn't done anything since 2004. He'd do voice work, right? Pixar, Dreamworks, here's you're next wizened old character with awesome acting chops. Just sayin'.

  • July 21, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    The badguys in a comfy restaurant ordering dessert

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    while the goodguys are outside eating pizza slices in the cold=one of hte greatest parts ever.

  • July 21, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Sal can't get pizza at 3 in the morning?

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    In one of the audio tapes they listen to, Angie asks Sal to pick up a pizza on the way home, and Sal says "where am I gonna get a pizza at 3 o'clock in the morning"...um dude, you live in Queens!! I'm sure even in 1973 you could find a pizza joint open 24/7 in NYC. I always thought that line was funny.

  • July 21, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    So many great little touches..

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    Tossing the hat in the back window to alert other cops..Popeye's thing for go-go boot wearing chippies, the eating scene Scorpio mentioned a couple posts up..the chemist guy (220..lunar trajectory). I just love this movie.

  • July 21, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    I too dearly miss Gene Hackman

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Dude could class up even the stinkiest movie just via his presence. I know it seems churlish to complain about actors in their 70s retiring from the business to enjoy their twilight years with all that amassed wealth, but the fact that giants like Hackman and Sean Connery went out on SHITTY movies like Welcome To Mooseport and The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen makes me wanna cry. At least Clint Eastwood seems to have gone out with one last GREAT role in Gran Torino (if his claims of retiring from acting after that movie remains true). The same thing with John Williams and John Barry...I want new scores from these geniuses while we still have them, instead of Barry not writing anything since 2002 and Williams only writing the fourth Indiana Jones score in the last five years.

  • July 21, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    I like the segue idea

    by JAGUART

    If you have a good pool of pics, you could have each day's segue into the next. Keep em' guessing and make it fun.

  • July 21, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Just pretend Royal was his last role

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    That's what I do..

  • July 21, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST

    PIxar+Hackman

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    Yeah I'll take that...I mean, I like Ed Asner and all, I watched MTM and Lou Grant back in the day, but somebody's agent call somebody's agent, stat.

  • July 21, 2010, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Nast in Pasty - what will

    by MisterBlue

    Nicholson, Pacino, and Deniro go out on? None of them have made anything really great in a while, I guess since THE DEPARTED. And is Hoffman even acting anymore? - all of them in the same graduating class of the 70s

  • July 21, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Saw French Connection II on 42nd Street

    by cookylamoo

    In a theater full of screaming drug dealers. When Popeye gets shot up with Heroin, everyone cheered and shouted "YO POPEYE, HOWS THAT FEEL?" Their sympathies were squarely on the side of their own.

  • July 21, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    To live and Die in L.A. > French Connection

    by SmokingRobot

    Better chase scene, too.

  • July 21, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Segue

    by jouissance

    Kief_Ledger, TakingScorpiosCalls Tomorrow won't be To Live & Die in LA or Bond/Star Trek JAGUART, I'll try and provide a segue: tomorrow's pic will take us from today's classic chase scene to a chase scene that broke ground by introducing computer animation to mainstream cinema. not a great segue, but I'm not a writer. "End of Line."

  • July 21, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    FCKING CRAZY. I am watching this movie NOW

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    Wow, excellent timing!

  • July 21, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Cousin helped with the chase scene

    by shutupfanboy

    He was a stunt double for the biker I think on one of the pedestrians. One of the first times, I thought I could into films and sadly sitting on my ass bitching online. Fuck what happened to me. Minus that, its one of the best cop movies ever made. The real life story on the dvd is awesome as well.

  • July 21, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Love this film!

    by th3480

    One of the top five best movie endings in film history.

  • July 21, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Kontarsky.....

    by Screwbini

    You are hereby disqualified from ever commenting on any film ever again, because you obviously don't have a clue! Poor guy!

  • July 21, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    What does this bit mean?

    by The Dark Shite

    "This movie feels in the same universe as like movies of the time period."<p> Wouldn't that be because movies from that time period are, um, all from that time period?

  • July 21, 2010, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Tomorrow's BTS pic will be from...

    by MediaGold

    Tron! C'mon, "End of line."! Some of you guys need your geek cards pulled.<p> Gene Hackman has retired from acting so he can spend more time banging his hot, young, Asian wife and I say good for him, the lucky bastard.

  • July 21, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Hackman as Santa = Awesome

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

  • July 21, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Concerning Sorcerer (spoilers - kind of)

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    Anyone get the feeling at the end that Roy had died and was in hell and would keep waking up and having to drive that same damn truck over and over. Seemed twilight zone at the end. Remember the watch talked about forever or eternity. Man, it's Nolan's totem! Again! Either way you don't realize how much you're gonna get hooked into this movie, but damn you do.

  • July 21, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Hackman is one of my all-time favorite actors

    by Kal Reeve

    Can't help but love his performance in Hoosiers, which is consider an authentic slice of Americana. Also, his Lex Luthor is light, but also lethal and diabolical. His Luthor is not traditional, but none the less great.

  • July 21, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

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    by Oksanas_chipped_tooth

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  • July 21, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Too bad some of you knuckelheads under the age...

    by Darth_Kaos

    of 25 will never experience a true age of cinema, like the 70's and 80's. Why do you think they're re-making everything from those two decades. I was only a kid, but even then I realized something was special. The crappola they try to come up with these days has to be covered with the shit that is 3-D. And that's just sad.<br><br> Just go back, take a look at these classic films and you'll see why some are in high regard.

  • July 21, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    60s also true age of cinema

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    because these were the heavy hitters of that era: Connery, Kubrick, Leone, Toho, Sellers, Newman, Fellini, Godard, etc.

  • July 21, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    IT IS BORING.

    by MainMan2001

    I have to say that with the exception of the performances, the car chase, and ending this film is seriously boring. French Connection II is by far better in every single way. And the chase scene from To Live and Die in LA is better then French Connection. I feel people don't like to say a well respected movie is bad so they watch it and go it's a classic but didn't really enjoy it.

  • July 21, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Who actually finds this shit interesting?

    by locke815

    I know this has nothing to do with the stupid pic of the day. Nevertheless, gotta get it off my chest. Why are so many morons on here saying that wanting the "Lost" finale to have answers is akin to wanting to know that "Midichlorians" were behind The Force? First of all, Star Wars was not a mystery movie, it was an science fiction/action movie. The whole movie did not have characters saying "What is the mystery of the Force? Why can only Jedis use it? Where did it come from?" nor did plot points hinge on inconsistencies with the Force. In other words, no one asked for Midichlorians. However, "Lost" DID raise such mysteries. What is the island, what is the smoke monster, what are "the rules," why can't women get pregnant, etc. So it stands to reason that one would expect those questions be answered. If you're going to compare the "Lost" finale to Star Wars then the analogy should be that, after Darth Vader tells Luke that he is his father, it is never again mentioned by anyone, and the series concludes with never knowing how or why the father of the story's hero became the story's villain. That's all I have to say. Oh wait, one more thing... all you asshole talkbackers bragging about being on unemployment (which, at 30 months, is not unemployment but WELFARE), it's time that you show some goddamned respect to us taxpayers and stop bragging about being on it. Any man who is on unemployment HAS NO PENIS and EVERYONE KNOWS THAT. You're just like the Harley Drivers in that South Park episode where everyone is calling them "fags" but they think they're cool because their motorcycles are loud. You might think you are cool, but every woman in your life knows that you have no dick, and it's just important to me that you know that.

  • July 21, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    My main problem ...

    by MainMan2001

    ... with the film is the boring tripod camera angles and compositions throughout the film. The talking scenes with the bad guys are completely uninteresting in all aspects. When I heard about the film I was prepared for a seriously sick documentary type film and every though it looks gritty, the camera work isn't anything special.

  • July 21, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Wish Hackman would return.

    by moonlightdrive

  • July 21, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Quint?

    by Gwynplaine

    Your name is quint. Bring the Robert Shaw behind the scenes pics, please.

  • July 21, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Hoffman was great in Kung Fu Panda...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...but what was his last great live-action role? It sure as shit wasn't Meet The Fockers.

  • July 21, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Lol as soon as I read Poughkeepsie I knew

    by cgih8r

    You have excellent taste

  • July 21, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Compare this to SALT and you see why today's studios stink

    by JonChambers

  • July 21, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Can't believe FOX made this-No Way would they do it today

    by JonChambers

  • July 21, 2010, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Hoosiers was a good Gene Hackman movie

    by RPLocke

    Strap, God wants you on the floor!

  • July 22, 2010, 1:12 a.m. CST

    AWESOME endings on FC and especially on FC2

    by BenBraddock

    Masterful. Brilliant films. Boring? You may have an attention deficit disorder..

  • July 22, 2010, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Nasty in the Pasty: Wag the Dog

    by BenBraddock

    And before that Rain Man, and before that Tootsie. Which is sad, cos the man used to do so many great movies

  • July 22, 2010, 2:19 a.m. CST

    anyone see the movie he did with Pacino?

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

  • July 22, 2010, 2:36 a.m. CST

    Gene Gene The Dancing Machine

    by NippleEffect

    gbtw you effing hippy

  • July 22, 2010, 3:02 a.m. CST

    Gwyn and Nasty

    by Quint

    Nasty, Hoffman was great in Perfume, a radically underrated movie in my opinion.<BR><BR>Gwyn, stay tuned. Got one that's never been seen in public before. It'll post after Comic-Con.

  • July 22, 2010, 5:45 a.m. CST

    @iwasredempted

    by UrbanSamurai

    I never realized that it was Hackman who played the blind guy!! Amazing, since it is my favourite scene from that movie....

  • July 22, 2010, 6:49 a.m. CST

    Ronin's chases are mostly overrated

    by The McPoyle Clan

    Sorry, Frankenheimer, but that's the truth. The exteriors of the night chase in the Audi look ok, but the cockpit shots give no impression of speed. The chase with DeNiro driving the weren't much better. He still does have Grand Prix on his resume, though.<br><br>Bullit is still king; real cars, real speed, no FX bullshit, and McQueen behind the wheel. And on the track, Le Mans rules, a thinly-plotted excuse to film racing cars.

  • July 22, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Thank you Quint.

    by Gwynplaine

    Can't wait.

  • July 22, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    UrbanSamurai...short scene but incredibly funny...

    by iwasredempted

    don't know if tenenbaum is considered a comedy but it did have a quirky darkly funny vibe which shows hackman would have been great in a comedy.

  • July 23, 2010, 9:50 a.m. CST

    No love for The Chinese Connection?

    by Tikidonkeypunch