Category Archives: The Wages Of Fear

“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 60th to The Wages Of Fear.

On this day in 1953, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Le Salaire De La Peur (The Wages Of Fear) made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival. It went on to win the Grand Prix. Thanks to someone at Criterion for putting this bit of … Continue reading

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Free Streaming Of The Wages Of Fear This Weekend, Courtesy Of Criterion And Hulu.

The word on the street is that the entire Criterion collection is streaming for free on Hulu over the weekend. One of those titles is The Wages Of Fear (1953). If you haven’t seen it, this is a great opportunity. … Continue reading

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A remake before the remake. A pre-make?

Sorcerer was not the first American take on The Wages Of Fear. Though there’s no formal credit for the novel (or the film), the gritty 1958 B-picture Violent Road (with the working title Hell’s Highway) was clearly inspired by it. … Continue reading

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The other 70s homage to Wages Of Fear.

In a second-season episode of Little House On The Prairie, called “The Long Road Home,” Charles Ingalls (Michael Landon) and Isiah Edwards (Victor French) are hired by the railroad to drive a wagonload of nitroglycerin (they call it “blasting oil”) … Continue reading

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