Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

The French Connection
Self ^ | 04-28-12 | Self

Posted on 04/27/2012 10:45:55 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA

What is better. The French Connection or the unofficial sequel The Seven Ups? Both are great movies.



TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: popeyedoyle
Just watched the Seven Ups for the four millionth time tonight and need to know if this is the unofficial sequel to my other favorite movie The French Connection.
1 posted on 04/27/2012 10:46:07 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Lazlo in PA

The French Connection had an actual sequel. It starred that guy who played Al Bundy on married with children.


2 posted on 04/27/2012 11:05:00 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mamelukesabre
I saw that. The French Connection actually had a sequel.


3 posted on 04/27/2012 11:11:37 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Lazlo in PA

Interesting. I never saw that. I thought the one with Al Bundy was part 2.


4 posted on 04/27/2012 11:13:53 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Lazlo in PA

I remember watching Seven Ups in the Theatre about early seventies. Very exciting. When I see it on tv it brings me back to how good on the large screen when I first saw it.


5 posted on 04/27/2012 11:16:18 PM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lazlo in PA

I have a really hard time watching action flicks made before: cell phones, internet, prolific security cameras, bullet proof vests, modern footware, metal detectors, modern car tires shocks and brakes, etc. These things profoundly change how everything in an action film would actually go down.


6 posted on 04/27/2012 11:24:37 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: johngrace

It had the best car chase scene ever. The blow out over the GW bridge and they just conduct a demolition derby between a Pontiac Ventura and a Pontiac Grandville.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vACWV5sRcY


7 posted on 04/27/2012 11:28:19 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Lazlo in PA

Famous scene. I remember the stuntman driver was the same one for Bullit and French Connection. He was on “whats my line “ revised seventies game show at that time.


8 posted on 04/27/2012 11:34:48 PM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: johngrace
He was the same driver.


9 posted on 04/27/2012 11:49:44 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Lazlo in PA

I love watching these old movies with my kids.

“No special effects kids - well, except for the sound.”

“See how the scene cuts out? They ran over the camera while taking the corner!” (Bullitt?)

“And that is a REAL jump with fire cans in real time - no computer crap”


10 posted on 04/27/2012 11:58:15 PM PDT by 21twelve
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: 21twelve

Tell me about it.


11 posted on 04/28/2012 12:05:07 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Lazlo in PA; All

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4QHv81GlD8&feature=related


12 posted on 04/28/2012 12:09:29 AM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: johngrace
I pulled a Bill Hichman move today backing my Roadmaster Wagon out of the barn for my 3 year old. I did an awesome burn out in reverse. Smoke everywhere. We giggled like morons on that move just to buy flat meat and milk. I had enough momentom moving backwards I was able to throw the front end around and point properly down the drive. If the old lady was home, she would shit a brick.


13 posted on 04/28/2012 12:23:49 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Lazlo in PA

I would’ve paid folding money to see that. ;)


14 posted on 04/28/2012 12:59:25 AM PDT by thecodont
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: mamelukesabre
I have a really hard time watching action flicks made before: cell phones, internet, prolific security cameras, bullet proof vests, modern footware, metal detectors, modern car tires shocks and brakes, etc. These things profoundly change how everything in an action film would actually go down.

Do you mean movies actually filmed before the advent of such technological advances, but taking place in the "present" of that time? Or do you mean "period" movies, i.e. with the plot set in the past?

Do you likewise have a hard time watching war movies made before: high-resolution satellite reconnaissance, night-vision goggles, laser targeting, uranium-depleted ammunition, reactive armor, atomic subs, nuclear weapons, "smart" bombs, etc.?

Do you have a problem with "love" movies made before Internet dating, birth control pills, drive-in movie dating, etc.?

Regards,

15 posted on 04/28/2012 2:17:01 AM PDT by alexander_busek
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Lazlo in PA

A remake of the same story as last time? I suppose it is an entertaining story. I watched the FC once but I don’t support Hollyweird anymore.


16 posted on 04/28/2012 6:10:36 AM PDT by wrencher
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lazlo in PA
The French Connection, hands down

Also had the best car chase scene ever (and still ranks second) until Bullitt came along.

17 posted on 04/28/2012 6:20:16 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Bullitt was made three years before TFC. Both great movies.


18 posted on 04/28/2012 6:26:03 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Lazlo in PA

No it is not. TFC was so successful that 2oth Century Fox wanted to capitalize on the formula. They hired Sonny Grasso (Roy Scheider in both films) to create another story based on himself (Buddy). Seven Ups was much more fiction than TFC but styistically, dramatically structurally and generically they are first cousins.


19 posted on 04/28/2012 6:31:30 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: alexander_busek

yes, if those things affect the plot.


20 posted on 04/28/2012 7:29:30 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Lazlo in PA; All

Hi, Lazlo and comapny:

I just finished a guest review at ‘FlixChatter’ regarding ‘The French Connection’. A classic in and of itself.

http://flixchatter.net/2012/04/26/classic-flix-review-the-french-connection-1971/

‘The Seven Ups’ isn’t a sequel at all. Though both films share a large chunk of the same cast, crew, stunt men and drivers. In a tale about an elite team of New York cops who put criminals away for seven years or up. Hence, the tile ‘The Seven Ups’.

Roy Scheider and Tony Lo Bianco again rock out loud in portraying a driven detective going after an equally driven bank robber and diamond thief. The film also reveals the outstanding durability of a Chevy Nova during a high speed chase.


21 posted on 04/28/2012 11:39:40 AM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson