Monthly Archives: April 2013

Happy 60th to The Wages Of Fear.

On this day in 1953, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Le Salaire De La Peur (The Wages Of Fear) made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival. It went on to win the Grand Prix. Thanks to someone at Criterion for putting this bit of … Continue reading

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Sorcerer headed to the Venice Film Festival. Maybe.

The Inquisitor reported on the digital transfer of Sorcerer and it’s possible appearance at the Venice Film Festival — if the digital material is ready in time. William Friedkin: “We’re working off the original negative, which is in pretty good shape, … Continue reading

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The Friedkin Connection: Sorcerer-related excerpt.

Here’s a brief excerpt from The Friedkin Connection (you all have a copy, right?), with William Friedkin covering the film’s title and where it came from — “Our trucks were old M211 army vehicles. I asked John Box to name … Continue reading

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William Friedkin on NPR.

An interview with William Friedkin aired on NPR yesterday, and it’s available on their website today. You can also read a short excerpt from his memoir, The Friedkin Connection, which is officially available today. Thanks to David Arrate for the … Continue reading

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Sorcerer and Friedkin head to Chicago.

On the 14th, that’s Sunday, William Friedkin will bring a 35mm print of Sorcerer, and a stack of his new book The Friedkin Connection, to the Chicago Critics Film Festival. Makes me feel like dancing. There will be a Q&A and book-signing. … Continue reading

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