Ernest Tidyman


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Shaft (1971) - Sick Friend Here Confirming his suspicions, Richard Roundtree (title character) discovers that his Times Square-area office is being staked out (by Tommy Lane and Al Kirk) and fisticuffs ensue, early in director Gordon Parks Jr's hit Shaft, 1971.
Shaft (1971) - Open, Title Song The totally excellent opening by director Gordon Parks featuring the title character (Richard Roundtree, flashing his private-eye badge) cruising Times Square, nearing its sleazier days, to Isaac Hayes' Academy Award-winning title song, from Shaft, 1971.
French Connection, The (1971) - Open, Marseilles Brief credits then a quick introduction of Charnier (Fernando Rey) in Marseilles, and the stalking of a victim by the mostly unseen Nicoli (Marcel Bozzuffi), from William Friedkin's The French Connection, 1971.
French Connection, The (1971) - They're All Cousins! New York cops Popeye (Gene Hackman) and Cloudy (Roy Scheider), at the Copacabana, with The Three Degrees performing a Jimmy Webb Song, can't help noticing gangsters, especially Sal Boca (Tony Lo Bianco) and decide to give chase, in an early scene from William Friedkin's The French Connection, 1971.
French Connection, The (1971) - Popeye's Here! Cop Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman), with partner Russo (Roy Scheider), blows into a rough Manhattan bar with a torrent of profanity, his real aim being to divert attention away from a consultation with his informant Hector (Al Fann) in William Friedkin's The French Connection, 1971.
French Connection, The (1971) - You Like Santa Claus? Outrageous first scene for Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman) playing Santa and Cloudy Russo (Roy Scheider) posing as a hot-dog man, and chasing a suspect in Brooklyn, in William Friedkin's The French Connection, 1971.
High Plains Drifter - Flea-Bitten Range Bums Stranger (star and director Clint Eastwood) arriving in Lago, meets thugs at the bar then visits the barber (William O'Connell), violence coming soon, early in High Plains Drifter, 1973.
High Plains Drifter - What Took Her So Long? Barber (William O'Connell), shaving sheriff (Walter Barnes) when "Stranger" (star and director Clint Eastwood) points out he's owed a bath, visiting with Mordecai (Billy Curtis) when Callie (Marianna Hill) drops by, in High Plains Drifter, 1973.

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