Monthly Archives: July 2014

Universal thinks we’re stupid.

At least they did back in 1977. Or maybe they decided that someone who’d want to see a movie about trucks and explosives and mud wouldn’t know how to read. For some reason, this poster always makes me mad.

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William Friedkin and Violent Saturday (1955).

Turns our Mr. Friedkin and I both really like Richard Fleischer’s excellent heist movie Violent Saturday (1955).  He’s featured in the documentary that appears on the new Blu-ray from Twilight Time. This is a cool, cool movie, people. How many … Continue reading

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Sorcerer Q&A with William Friedkin in Wichita.

Leif Jonker, who organized the very successful Sorcerer screening in Wichita, KS, has made the Q&A with William Friedkin available on youtube. Thanks to Leif for all his hard work, and of course to Mr. Friedkin for being so accommodating … Continue reading

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Durham was great, get to Wichita.

Friday night at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, Sorcerer and I reconnected in a theater after 37 years and a few weeks. What an experience. There was a good crowd at the Carolina. Few had seen it, and it was fun … Continue reading

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Friedkin helps plug Sorcerer in Wichita.

From a good Fredkin interview about the upcoming Sorcerer screenings in Wichita: “”I’ve always loved the film… I’ve seen some of my films years later and been disappointed, and I wasn’t at all with Sorcerer.”

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Sorcerer makes another stop. Vancouver this time.

These Sorcerer screenings are really in high gear these days. It’s playing July 11 and 12 at the Vancity Theatre (home of the Vancouver International Film Festival). So if Durham or Wichita won’t work for ya, load up the truck … Continue reading

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More on Friday’s Durham screening (and this blog).

Sorcerer at Durham’s Carolina Theatre made The News & Observer today. So did The Sorcerer Blog. I was flattered. With screenings in smaller markets like Durham and Wichita getting attention (William Friedkin will do a Q&A via Skype after opening night in … Continue reading

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