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Interview: William Friedkin on the bridge.

William Friedkin: “We had to build a suspension bridge and we were gonna build it in the Dominican Republic over a raging river. And it was a river that in the memory of man had not varied by a foot … Continue reading

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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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Sorcerer gets its day in court.

Eddie Muller did a very good interview with William Friedkin back in July for Fandor. As Sorcerer heads to court this month, Mr. Friedkin’s comments provide a bit of “story so far” on the lawsuit. William Friedkin: “I’ve sued Paramount … Continue reading

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William Friedkin: “I just want it to be seen by the people who want to see it.”

Back in July, a terrific three-part interview with William Friedkin (by Brad Brevet) appeared on the Rope Of Silicon site. Part Two featured a bit on Sorcerer. The image is a “hypothetical” Criterion Collection package designed by Robert Nishimura. What … Continue reading

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Greetings from El Paso.

From an interview with William Friedkin that appeared in Urban Cinefile, December 2002. All filmmaking, especially at the intense level of Sorcerer, “is both an education and an adventure,” says the veteran filmmaker. “All kinds of crazy things happen. Like … Continue reading

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William Friedkin discusses Sorcerer on Reddit.

Here’s a piece of an interview from June that appeared on evanrichards.com. (Richards compiled Friedkin’s responses from some time spent on Reddit.com.) What was your hardest movie to shoot? William Friedkin: Sorcerer: difficult to cast, to budget, and to shoot. … Continue reading

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Interview: Friedkin on the 2002 Australian Re-Release of Sorcerer.

When Sorcerer was first released in Australia, a distributor cut the first 29 minutes. Approached by film historian Jim Sherlock to show the original version, a still-appalled Friedkin was delighted to get involved. William Friedkin: “It’s extremely intense and it … Continue reading

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