Category Archives: William Friedkin

Friedkin-related: French Connection locations.

My best friend lives in New York, and we’ve talked many times about trying to find some of the locations from Friedkin’s The French Connection (1971). One of my goals is to someday eat a slice of pizza in that … Continue reading

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Sorcerer (and Friedkin) at The Cinefamily.

Beginning with an opening-night appearance by William Friedkin on April 16, the restored Sorcerer will play a number of nights at The Cinefamily in LA. Click the drawing for details.

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Friedkin introduces Tangerine Dream’s performance of the Sorcerer score.

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Sorcerer Blu-ray signing on May 17.

William Friedkin will sign copies of the Sorcerer Blu-ray on May 17 at Dark Delicacies in Burbank at 2PM. Copies can also be ordered through their web site. Click the banner for details. Thanks to Jakub Krawczyński  for passing this … Continue reading

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Sorcerer to make stop at the TCM Classic Film Festival.

The digital restoration of Sorcerer will make its US debut at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival. William Friedkin will be in attendance. Wish I could climb into my own truck and head that way.

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Friedkin’s master class on Sorcerer.

Here’s an article on Friedkin’s presentation on Sorcerer at Toute la Mémoire du Monde. an international festival devoted to recently restored films. It has a link to his talk on the film.

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Sorcerer heads to Toute La Mémoire Du Monde festival.

From the festival’s press kit: William Friedkin will be the guest of honour at the second Toute la mémoire du monde festival, which takes place from 3 to 8 December. We are delighted and proud to welcome the director of Sorcerer (the … Continue reading

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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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What a long, hard road it’s been.

Mark your calendars, folks.

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This is quite an honor.

This appeared on Twitter and Facebook tonight. Mr. Friedkin, the thanks go to you for getting your wonderful film back out there. I wonder how many other filmmakers would have gone through the hassle. Thanks to all of you out … Continue reading

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