Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sorcerer and The Simpsons.

Here’s a screen grab from a fourth-season episode of The Simpsons called “Mr. Plow.” In it, Homer Simpson starts a snowplowing business. In one sequence, he drives along a treacherous mountain road and crosses a rickety suspension bridge, with several … Continue reading

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“Hey brudda – we’ve been hit!” How an influential American film critic helped banish Sorcerer to a parallel universe.

During late August US director William Friedkin chose to show a restored version of his 1977 masterpiece Sorcerer when he collected the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2013 Venice Film Festival. While the movie has garnered a dedicated … Continue reading

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Not coming to a theater near you. Not yet, anyway.

Heard from the manager of one of our local theaters — for the last several years, he’s organized a terrific ongoing revival series. Recently, as in just the other day, he contacted Paramount about bringing Sorcerer to town. Turns out, … Continue reading

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