Monthly Archives: September 2012

Interview: second assistant director Mark Johnson.

Mark Johnson is an Oscar-winning producer (Rain Man). He was second assistant director on Sorcerer. (That’s not Mr. Johnson in the photo.) Mark Johnson: “It was a very tough shoot, probably the toughest. It was so physically hard, and Billy … Continue reading

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Interview(s): Don Burgess, film loader.

Don Burgess (Spider-Man, Forrest Gump) was in the Dominican Republic for the Sorcerer shoot. Don Burgess: “A family friend, Johnny Stephens, was a cinematographer, who traveled around the world. I thought it was a great life. I was fascinated by the … Continue reading

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Interview: Warren Oates.

There was a time in 1976 when Warren Oates was to star in Sorcerer — after McQueen, before Scheider. Warren Oates: “Bill Friedkin wanted me for the part, but he likes to spend lots of money on his pictures. By … Continue reading

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Manilla, 1978.

Sorcerer reaches Manilla, 1978. From a terrific photostream on Tumblr.

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Poster Gallery: UK Sorcerer soundtrack advertisement.

This ad ran in the July 16, 1977 issue of New Musical Express. Source: Jacob’s Tangerine Dream Blog.

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Poster Gallery: Polish poster.

Incredible Sorcerer poster from Poland. The title translates to “Price Of Fear,” according to Google Translate.

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Friedkin: Oregon Live interview.

William Friedkin: “In the ’70s I only made, like, three films, and if we talk about them — The French Connection, The Exorcist, Sorcerer and, later, Cruising. That had Al Pacino. It could’ve been De Niro. I liked his work … Continue reading

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