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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“Something called Friedkin Friday” on Twitter.

Sorry for the short notice, but William Friedkin will, as he says, “be on something called Friedkin Friday in the UK” — at 8AM LA time today. Which if my knowledge of time zones is worth anything, is right now. … Continue reading

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Sorcerer lawsuit update.

Maybe your candidate’s winning, maybe they’re losing, but there’s good news tonight.

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Andrew Sarris: “A visual and aural textbook on everything that is wrong with current movies.”

Take a quick glance at this review, and you’ll figure out that Andrew Sarris didn’t like Sorcerer. His piece in The Village Voice (July 18, 1977) actually spends more time discussing The Wages Of Fear (1953) and The Exorcist (1973) … Continue reading

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