Category Archives: News/Articles

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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Excellent new William Friedkin interview on Yahoo.

Some good stuff to be found in this one: “Sorcerer — The Film That Star Wars Buried Rises Again.” Thanks to Jakub Krawczynski.

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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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Happy birthday (tomorrow), William Friedkin. Happy day for Sorcerer fans, too.

Great article from today’s LA Times. Be sure to read the whole thing. Sorcerer, Friedkin’s 1977… story of tough guys driving truckloads of high explosives over hellacious South American roads, is very much on Friedkin’s mind these days. In fact, when … Continue reading

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You’ll be happy to hear this.

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Jakub Krawczyński, who frequents this blog and has passed along a number of the things you’ve seen here, has been hard at work on the Sorcerer entry on Wikipedia. He’s done an outstanding job, and is still working. Be sure … 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 Wrap says Friedkin says Sorcerer’s on its way!

TheWrap reported today — “William Friedkin’s Sorcerer — a film that fell victim to shifting tastes when it opened more than three decades ago — will be remastered and released in theaters and for the first time on Blu-ray, the director … 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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