You’ve probably already figured out that this is a blog dedicated to William Friedkin’s Sorcerer (1977), a film I consider one of the most criminally-overlooked masterpieces in cinema history. My goal for this is to create a makeshift archive — news, interviews, photos, whatever. Kinda like bonus material waiting for a DVD. Or maybe it’s just a digital valentine for a movie I love dearly.
Very few people saw Sorcerer when it came out in June 1977, and it’s been almost impossible to track down over the last 35 years — despite Mr. Friedkin’s efforts to free it from the corporate clutches of whatever studio wants to lay claim to it (it was one of the first two-studio productions).
My dad and I saw it opening day at the Valley Twin in Raleigh, North Carolina. There were less than a dozen people in the theater. By the time the house lights came up, I felt like I’d been punched in the stomach. No other movie has done that since.