Category Archives: Roy Scheider

Interview: Roy Scheider, December 1977.

Jim Shoffner interviewed Roy Scheider on location for Jaws 2 (1978). He shared his thoughts on Sorcerer. Roy Scheider: It was exciting as an adventure piece, but the way it was edited didn’t allow the audience to participate in the adventure, … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes in New Jersey.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything up here. Let’s hope this YouTube thing stays alive — this footage is fascinating.

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Behind the scenes in New Jersey.

I’m so happy to be sticking this on this blog. Here’s footage — looks like Super 8 — of the New Jersey location work for the Scanlon “prologue.” Lots of camera mounts, Roy Scheider being made up, a glimpse of … Continue reading

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Croation lobby card.

Here’s a Croation (I think) lobby card for Sorcerer. It plays, with William Friedkin in attendance, tonight at the BAM in Brooklyn.

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Roy Scheider in The Outside Man (1973).

Roy Scheider, Ann-Margret and Angie Dickinson in the same movie seems almost too good to be true. Add Ted De Corsia to the mix — along with the fact that you can see it tonight at the Aero Theatre — … Continue reading

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Interview: Roy Scheider, Combustible Celluloid.

Jeffrey M. Anderson: Friedkin liked you enough to hire you again, for Sorcerer, the remake of Wages of Fear. How did that come about? What was that like? Roy Scheider: “This is the updated, extended version of [Wages of Fear], with many of … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is a time for good food, friends and family. A time to think of home. A time to count our many blessings. Here’s wishing you a terrific holiday. And be thankful you’re not Jackie Scanlon.

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Roy Scheider: “I was rehearsing to stay alive.”

Before heading to the Dominican Republic, Roy Scheider got a crash course in truck-driving on some Ventura County, California, back roads. Roy Scheider: “I was rehearsing to stay alive… When we got to the Dominican Republic, I appreciated all that … Continue reading

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Interview: Roy Scheider, New York TImes, 1977.

Roy Scheider: “What I did in Sorcerer makes Jaws look like a picnic… The stuntmen complained because the principals were doing all the stunts, but that’s the way Billy Friedkin makes movies. The most dangerous scene I’ve ever shot was … Continue reading

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Roy Scheider on Sorcerer’s road gang.

Roy Scheider: “We finally got so deep in the jungle that the crew had to build its own roads. Then we chewed them up with the trucks. Years from now, some geographer will have one heck of a time trying … Continue reading

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