Category Archives: William Friedkin

Great article. Great screenplay.

Cinephilia & Beyond recently posted a great article on Sorcerer. It features Walon Green’s screenplay, which you can download as a PDF. Be sure to check it out.

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Blu-ray News: Sorcerer French import set.

Have you seen this yet? It’s a French set of Sorcerer on Blu-ray and DVD with a production history and reproduction of the original script included. How cool is that?

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Screening: San Francisco’s Castro Theatre.

San Francisco’s Castro Theatre has put together a great scumbags-in-a-hellhole double feature: John Huston’s The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948) and Sorcerer. I hope William Friedkin is aware of this pairing, since he’s a big fan of the Huston/Bogart … Continue reading

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A truck-in-progress.

Finally, a production still from Sorcerer. William Friedkin stops by to see how the trucks are coming along. Thanks to Tom for sending this photo along.

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Philippe Druillet’s truck designs.

At some point in pre-production for Sorcerer, William Friedkin had the French comic illustrator Philippe Druillet do some concept sketches for the trucks. What he came up with hardly looks like something you’d see in a film committed to authenticity and … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, William Friedkin.

Here’s wishing Mr. Friedkin a happy birthday. You never see production photos from Sorcerer, so I’m going with The French Connection instead.

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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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