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The French Connection
(1971) was really made in the editing room. One of the easiest sequences to do was the chase scene. It was relatively easy to do because everything was worked out minutely, carefully planned and checked in advance. Of course, there were some human errors and we did wreck a couple of cars before we were through.
Began his career in the mailroom of WGN-TV in Chicago. Within two years he was directing live television.
Frequently uses a hand-held camera in action sequences