Monthly Archives: August 2012

The other 70s homage to Wages Of Fear.

In a second-season episode of Little House On The Prairie, called “The Long Road Home,” Charles Ingalls (Michael Landon) and Isiah Edwards (Victor French) are hired by the railroad to drive a wagonload of nitroglycerin (they call it “blasting oil”) … Continue reading

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Breathless With Fear.

The retitling continues. From the German theatrical trailer for Atemlos Vor Angst (“Breathless With Fear”).

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Poster Gallery: French poster.

The French poster, retitled Le Convoi De La Peur, or “Convoy Of Fear” according to Google Translate. I’d love to have that artwork hanging in my living room.

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Happy Birthday, William Friedkin.

Here’s wishing a happy birthday to Mr. William Friedkin. It’s great to see him generating so much press these days with Killer Joe (and his Sorcerer lawsuit). Photo: William Friedkin at the Hollywood Museum. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

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Roy Scheider on making Sorcerer.

Roy Scheider: “We were so far inland, we couldn’t get an English-speaking station on the shortwave. Our only contact with the outside world [was] The New York Times by helicopter. The news was five days old, but we waited for … Continue reading

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Screening: Sorcerer at Deauville Festival Of Amercan Film.

A reliable source — namely, William Friedkin’s Twitter thing — indicates that a new print of Sorcerer will be shown at the Deauville Festival Of American Film as part of a tribute to the director, September 1-3. Mr. Friedkin will … Continue reading

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Scoring Sorcerer.

From a 1994 Sound On Sound article: Christoph Franke: “William Friedkin had heard our music in Los Angeles. He rang up and said he liked it, that it was innovative and new, and that he’d like to do a film … Continue reading

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Variety: William Friedkin frustrated over Sorcerer.

From Variety: May 12, 2012. He filed suit in order to figure out who owns the rights When William Friedkin filed suit against Paramount and Universal last month in Los Angeles Superior Court over the returns from his 1977 movie … Continue reading

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Poster Gallery: Turkish one-sheet.

Another retitled one. The guy falling off the bridge is a nice touch.

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Walon Green on Sorcerer.

Sorcerer‘s screenwriter Walon Green: “We wanted a cynical movie where fate turns the corner for the people before they turn it themselves. We set out also to write a real movie about what we thought was the reality of Latin … Continue reading

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