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.

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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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Sorcerer Q&A with William Friedkin in Wichita.

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Leif Jonker, who organized the very successful Sorcerer screening in Wichita, KS, has made the Q&A with William Friedkin available on youtube.

Thanks to Leif for all his hard work, and of course to Mr. Friedkin for being so accommodating to fans of his work.

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