Monthly Archives: November 2012

Sorcerer in Cinemonkey, 1979.

Cinemonkey was a short-lived film magazine back in the 70s. The Winter 1979 issue featured an article, “Film Maudit: Sorcerer,” by Gloria Heifertz. It’s a very good, very thorough analysis of the film — and a positive one for a … Continue reading

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Status report.

This appeared on Mr. Friedkin’s Twitter page tonight —  

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William Friedkin’s Will Eisner’s The Spirit?

This article appeared in 1976, announcing that William Friedkin was preparing Will Eisner’s classic comic The Spirit for TV, as a two-hour movie for NBC. The reporter spoke to Friedkin in his bungalow on the Universal Studios lot, no doubt … Continue reading

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Spanish newspaper ad.

Google says the title, Carga Maldita, translates to “Damn Load.”  

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Happy Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is a time for good food, friends and family. A time to think of home. A time to count our many blessings. Here’s wishing you a terrific holiday. And be thankful you’re not Jackie Scanlon.

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Sorcerer’s only Oscar nomination.

Sorcerer‘s lone recognition by the Academy was a nomination for Best Sound. Listed on the certificate were Robert Knudson, Robert J. Glass, Richard Tyler and Jean-Louis Ducarme. Yet again, Sorcerer lost out to Star Wars. (“Buzz” Knudson actually lost twice … Continue reading

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Roy Scheider: “I was rehearsing to stay alive.”

Before heading to the Dominican Republic, Roy Scheider got a crash course in truck-driving on some Ventura County, California, back roads. Roy Scheider: “I was rehearsing to stay alive… When we got to the Dominican Republic, I appreciated all that … Continue reading

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