Sorcerer at Disney World? What a ride that’d be.


Took this picture with my phone (hence the lack of quality) a few years ago at Disney World because it reminded me of the thing that appears behind the title in Sorcerer.

On closer inspection, it’s not that close at all. But it shows that even in the middle of Jungleland, I’ve got Scanlon and those damn trucks on the brain.

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Something resembling Sorcerer goes to Melbourne.

WAGES-OF-FEAR-SWEET-REVENGESorcerer, or what’s left of it, plays Melbourne in 1979. Snagged this ad from an interesting blog, Technicolor Yawn.

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Sorcerer heads to Music City, and an interview with Bud Smith.


A dual-purpose post. First, the Nashville Public Library’s Legends Of Film podcast offers up an interview with Sorcerer editor (and associate producer) Bud Smith. It’s a must.

In addition, Nashville’s main library will screen the film for free on September 13 at 2PM.

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Happy birthday, William Friedkin.

bfi-00n-essHere’s wishing Mr. Friedkin a happy birthday. You never see production photos from Sorcerer, so I’m going with The French Connection instead.

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Why weren’t we all wearing one of these in 1977?

Sorcerer tshirt

I never knew this existed. Maybe it was a studio promo thing, maybe you could get ‘em at Sears. Who knows?

All I do know is, I would’ve worn it till it fell apart.

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Universal thinks we’re stupid.

Sorcerer idiot poster

At least they did back in 1977. Or maybe they decided that someone who’d want to see a movie about trucks and explosives and mud wouldn’t know how to read.

For some reason, this poster always makes me mad.

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William Friedkin and Violent Saturday (1955).

aaaaaj1_003Turns our Mr. Friedkin and I both really like Richard Fleischer’s excellent heist movie Violent Saturday (1955).  He’s featured in the documentary that appears on the new Blu-ray from Twilight Time.

This is a cool, cool movie, people. How many times in this life do you get to see Ernest Borgnine, dressed as an Amish guy, attack Lee Marvin with a pitchfork?

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