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Directed Wang Chung
's video, "To Live and Die in L.A.".
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[on adapting "The Wages of Fear" into "Sorcerer"] I believed that the story was timeless because it involved four guys who are basically enemies but who had to work together or blow up. It seemed to me that that was a metaphor for the world, and still is. You have all these countries that either have to find a way to come together and cooperate or the world will be destroyed.
The night he won his Academy Award for directing The French Connection
(1971), he was riding with his manager when their Rolls-Royce broke down several miles from the ceremony. They had to hitch a ride from a driver at a gas station in order to arrive in time.