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Great Songs in Film #10: The Three Degrees sing Jimmy Webb’s “Everybody Gets to Go to the Moon” in The French Connection

Early in William Friedkin’s  masterpiece The French Connection, Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider, playing New York City police detectives Doyle and Russo, go for an after-work drink at a New York nightclub that appears to be the Copacabana.  This is the  page … Continue reading

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The French Connection: Even Better Now!

Ever gone back to any film, book, or other creative work that completely defined a moment in your life and found that it didn’t come close to passing the test of time? Sometimes the life moment is so distant and … Continue reading

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My Ten Favorite Films: A Revised List

Every time I talk about top 10 lists,  I always start with the  disclaimer that I know  how pointless they are. And then I ask myself:  OK, if they are  so pointless, why do I have so much fun reading … Continue reading

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My Ten Favorite Films

          Ten best lists of films are dumb. They force dumb choices and add almost nothing to serious discussion and criticism.   Big deal.          I love them. I love reading them. I … Continue reading

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