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examiner.com
Screamfest sets date for 16th annual horror film festivalCentipede and Diary of the Dead. Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Sam Raimi, Clive
Screamfest sets date for 16th annual horror film festival
examiner.com / Posted 3 hours ago
Centipede and Diary of the Dead. Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Sam Raimi, Clive Barker, Eli Roth, James Wan, Zack Snyder, William Friedkin, John Landis and James Gunn are just filmmakers who have supported the festival year after year. Screamfest... Read more
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WCNC Charlotte
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version
WCNC Charlotte / Posted yesterday
(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing," says William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist. No, he's not talking about the movie that terrorized you with a scene of a possessed child doing a backward... Read more
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Variety
‘The Shining’ Anniversary: Stanley Kubrick & His Mysterious Classicof visual design, costumes, music, everything,” says Unkrich. Kubrick was also
‘The Shining’ Anniversary: Stanley Kubrick & His Mysterious Classic
Variety / Posted yesterday
of visual design, costumes, music, everything,” says Unkrich. Kubrick was also a big fan of “The Exorcist” and the ways William Friedkin got under the skin of audiences, in terms of sound design, music and brief, almost subliminal edits. In the... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
Sumner Redstone's 93rd Birthday Party Set; Guest List Very Different from Last YearMichael Milken, investor Ron Burkle, former Paramount execs Jonathan Dolgen and
Sumner Redstone's 93rd Birthday Party Set; Guest List Very Different from Last Year
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 2 days ago
Michael Milken, investor Ron Burkle, former Paramount execs Jonathan Dolgen and Sherry Lansing(with her husband, director William Friedkin), philanthropist Barbara Davis, producer Mike Medavoy and wife Irena, Redstone and Holland attorney Patty... Read more
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WHAS TV11 Louisville
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted 3 days ago
(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing," says William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist. No, he's not talking about the movie that terrorized you with a scene of a possessed child doing a backward... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
The Dish: Judges Judy, Jerry and Christopher Walken seen at Gabriele’sSteakhouse, joined actor Christopher Walken and his wife Georgian, Judge Judy a
The Dish: Judges Judy, Jerry and Christopher Walken seen at Gabriele’s
Stamford Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
Steakhouse, joined actor Christopher Walken and his wife Georgian, Judge Judy and Judge Gerry Sheindlin, and producer William Friedkin and his wife, actress Shelley Lansing, and friends for a photo at Gabriele's Italian Steakhouse last week.... Read more
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11 News Houston
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version
11 News Houston / Posted 3 days ago
(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing," says William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist. No, he's not talking about the movie that terrorized you with a scene of a possessed child doing a backward... Read more
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WLTX-TV Columbia
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted 3 days ago
(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing," says William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist. No, he's not talking about the movie that terrorized you with a scene of a possessed child doing a backward... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 3 days ago
(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing," says William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist. No, he's not talking about the movie that terrorized you with a scene of a possessed child doing a backward... Read more
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13 WMAZ Macon
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version
13 WMAZ Macon / Posted 3 days ago
(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing," says William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist. No, he's not talking about the movie that terrorized you with a scene of a possessed child doing a backward... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 3 days ago
(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing," says William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist. No, he's not talking about the movie that terrorized you with a scene of a possessed child doing a backward... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 3 days ago
(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing," says William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist. No, he's not talking about the movie that terrorized you with a scene of a possessed child doing a backward... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 3 days ago
(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing," says William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist. No, he's not talking about the movie that terrorized you with a scene of a possessed child doing a backward... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 3 days ago
(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing," says William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist. No, he's not talking about the movie that terrorized you with a scene of a possessed child doing a backward... Read more
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First Coast News
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version
First Coast News / Posted 3 days ago
(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing," says William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist. No, he's not talking about the movie that terrorized you with a scene of a possessed child doing a backward... Read more
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KTVB Boise
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version
KTVB Boise / Posted 3 days ago
(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing," says William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist. No, he's not talking about the movie that terrorized you with a scene of a possessed child doing a backward... Read more
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KENS 5 San Antonio
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version
KENS 5 San Antonio / Posted 3 days ago
(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing," says William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist. No, he's not talking about the movie that terrorized you with a scene of a possessed child doing a backward... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 3 days ago
(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing," says William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist. No, he's not talking about the movie that terrorized you with a scene of a possessed child doing a backward... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 3 days ago
(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing," says William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist. No, he's not talking about the movie that terrorized you with a scene of a possessed child doing a backward... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 3 days ago
(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing," says William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist. No, he's not talking about the movie that terrorized you with a scene of a possessed child doing a backward... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 3 days ago
(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing," says William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist. No, he's not talking about the movie that terrorized you with a scene of a possessed child doing a backward... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 3 days ago
(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing," says William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist. No, he's not talking about the movie that terrorized you with a scene of a possessed child doing a backward... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 3 days ago
(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing," says William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist. No, he's not talking about the movie that terrorized you with a scene of a possessed child doing a backward... Read more
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WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans / Posted 3 days ago
(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing," says William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist. No, he's not talking about the movie that terrorized you with a scene of a possessed child doing a backward... Read more
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USA Today
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing
'Exorcist' director says he filmed real-life version
USA Today / Posted 3 days ago
(NEWSER) – "I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing," says William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist. No, he's not talking about the movie that terrorized you with a scene of a possessed child doing a backward... Read more
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Darien News-Review
The Dish: Judges Judy, Jerry and Christopher Walken seen at Gabriele’sSteakhouse, joined actor Christopher Walken and his wife Georgian, Judge Judy a
The Dish: Judges Judy, Jerry and Christopher Walken seen at Gabriele’s
Darien News-Review / Posted 3 days ago
Steakhouse, joined actor Christopher Walken and his wife Georgian, Judge Judy and Judge Gerry Sheindlin, and producer William Friedkin and his wife, actress Shelley Lansing, and friends for a photo at Gabriele's Italian Steakhouse last week.... Read more
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The Morning Call
'Exorcist' director William Friedkin says Vatican invited him to document the real thingWilliam Friedkin, acclaimed director of "The Exorcist," says he's now seen the
'Exorcist' director William Friedkin says Vatican invited him to document the real thing
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
William Friedkin, acclaimed director of "The Exorcist," says he's now seen the real thing - and filmed it. Talking to an audience at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Thursday, the 80-year-old filmmaker said that the Vatican invited him to film... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
'Exorcist' director William Friedkin says Vatican invited him to document the real thingWilliam Friedkin, acclaimed director of "The Exorcist," says he's now seen the
'Exorcist' director William Friedkin says Vatican invited him to document the real thing
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
William Friedkin, acclaimed director of "The Exorcist," says he's now seen the real thing - and filmed it. Talking to an audience at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Thursday, the 80-year-old filmmaker said that the Vatican invited him to film... Read more
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iafrica.com
Vatican let 'Exorcist' maker film real riteA scene from 'The Exorcist'. Credit: Warner Bros. William Friedkin, the direct
Vatican let 'Exorcist' maker film real rite
iafrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
A scene from 'The Exorcist'. Credit: Warner Bros. William Friedkin, the director of the horror classic The Exorcist, has revealed that he was allowed to film a real exorcism at the Vatican earlier this month. The 80-year-old American filmmaker told... Read more
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Rappler
'The Exorcist' filmmaker says Vatican let him film real riteScreengrab from Facebook/The Exorcist (TheExorcist.Official) CANNES, France –
'The Exorcist' filmmaker says Vatican let him film real rite
Rappler / Posted 4 days ago
Screengrab from Facebook/The Exorcist (TheExorcist.Official) CANNES, France – William Friedkin, the director of the horror classic The Exorcist, has revealed that he was allowed to film a real exorcism at the Vatican earlier this month. The... Read more
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asianage
Vatican lets maker of The Exorcist film real riteWilliam Friedkin, the director of the horror classic The Exorcist, has revealed
Vatican lets maker of The Exorcist film real rite
asianage / Posted 5 days ago
William Friedkin, the director of the horror classic The Exorcist, has revealed that he was allowed to film a real exorcism at the Vatican earlier this month. The 80-year-old American filmmaker told a masterclass at the Cannes film festival late... Read more
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The Washington Times
William Friedkin, ‘The Exorcist’ director, says Vatican invited him to ‘astonishing’ ceremonysaid he was recently invited by the Vatican to witness an alleged case demonic
William Friedkin, ‘The Exorcist’ director, says Vatican invited him to ‘astonishing’ ceremony
The Washington Times / Posted 5 days ago
said he was recently invited by the Vatican to witness an alleged case demonic possession. He left a changed man. William Friedkin, 80, told an audience at the Cannes film festival that he went to Rome to experience an exorcism unfold in... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Vatican invites Exorcist Director William Friedkin to Meet a Real DybbukJewish American filmmaker William Friedkin, 80, who directed the truly terrifyi
Vatican invites Exorcist Director William Friedkin to Meet a Real Dybbuk
The Jewish Press / Posted 5 days ago
Jewish American filmmaker William Friedkin, 80, who directed the truly terrifying 1973 horror movie “The Exorcist,” this week told an audience at the Cannes film festival that he was invited by the Vatican’s chief exorcist to film a real exorcism... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Bizarre '80s music videos that we still loveIf this is what the nightlife is like where you live, it's probably safer to st
Bizarre '80s music videos that we still love
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 7 days ago
If this is what the nightlife is like where you live, it's probably safer to stay in. The video was actually directed by William Friedkin of "The Exorcist" fame, which may explain some of its creep factor. Friedkin described his vision for the... Read more
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Variety
Director William Friedkin on How He Conjured 1977’s ‘Sorcerer’the atmosphere — eerie and political — the landscapes and the comments on our s
Director William Friedkin on How He Conjured 1977’s ‘Sorcerer’
Variety / Posted 11 days ago
the atmosphere — eerie and political — the landscapes and the comments on our society.” Wherever he is, I hope Mr. Wasserman is pleased. William Friedkin won an Oscar for “The French Connection,” and was nominated for “The Exorcist.”Filed... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Fox's 'The Exorcist,' 'A.P.B.' to film in Chicago for next TV seasonthis year. "The Exorcist" is based on William Peter Blatty's 1971 novel (later
Fox's 'The Exorcist,' 'A.P.B.' to film in Chicago for next TV season
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
this year. "The Exorcist" is based on William Peter Blatty's 1971 novel (later turned into the 1973 film directed by William Friedkin) about a priest who attempts to help a preteen who is possessed by a demon. The TV series will star Geena... Read more
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Variety
MUBI Teams With Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnightworks of Directors’ Fortnight favorites such as Michael Haneke, Ken Loach, the
MUBI Teams With Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight
Variety / Posted 13 days ago
works of Directors’ Fortnight favorites such as Michael Haneke, Ken Loach, the Dardenne Brothers, Alain Guiraudie, William Friedkin and Francis Ford Coppola are all set to unspool on the service. The partnership will be launched on May 14... Read more
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The Border Mail
New film festival, on this month at Palace Electric in Canberra, celebrates the great tradition of independent American cinemais a harshly realistic thriller with Al Pacino as an officer of the NYPD on the
New film festival, on this month at Palace Electric in Canberra, celebrates the great tradition of independent American cinema
The Border Mail / Posted 14 days ago
is a harshly realistic thriller with Al Pacino as an officer of the NYPD on the trail of a serial killer. I recall this William Friedkin​ piece being confronting in its authenticity. A different kind of grittiness characterises The French... Read more
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The Courier
New film festival, on this month at Palace Electric in Canberra, celebrates the great tradition of independent American cinemais a harshly realistic thriller with Al Pacino as an officer of the NYPD on the
New film festival, on this month at Palace Electric in Canberra, celebrates the great tradition of independent American cinema
The Courier / Posted 14 days ago
is a harshly realistic thriller with Al Pacino as an officer of the NYPD on the trail of a serial killer. I recall this William Friedkin​ piece being confronting in its authenticity. A different kind of grittiness characterises The French... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
New film festival, on this month at Palace Electric in Canberra, celebrates the great tradition of independent American cinemais a harshly realistic thriller with Al Pacino as an officer of the NYPD on the
New film festival, on this month at Palace Electric in Canberra, celebrates the great tradition of independent American cinema
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 14 days ago
is a harshly realistic thriller with Al Pacino as an officer of the NYPD on the trail of a serial killer. I recall this William Friedkin​ piece being confronting in its authenticity. A different kind of grittiness characterises The French... Read more
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The Young Witness
New film festival, on this month at Palace Electric in Canberra, celebrates the great tradition of independent American cinemais a harshly realistic thriller with Al Pacino as an officer of the NYPD on the
New film festival, on this month at Palace Electric in Canberra, celebrates the great tradition of independent American cinema
The Young Witness / Posted 14 days ago
is a harshly realistic thriller with Al Pacino as an officer of the NYPD on the trail of a serial killer. I recall this William Friedkin​ piece being confronting in its authenticity. A different kind of grittiness characterises The French... Read more
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Western Advocate
New film festival, on this month at Palace Electric in Canberra, celebrates the great tradition of independent American cinemais a harshly realistic thriller with Al Pacino as an officer of the NYPD on the
New film festival, on this month at Palace Electric in Canberra, celebrates the great tradition of independent American cinema
Western Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
is a harshly realistic thriller with Al Pacino as an officer of the NYPD on the trail of a serial killer. I recall this William Friedkin​ piece being confronting in its authenticity. A different kind of grittiness characterises The French... Read more
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Manning River Times
New film festival, on this month at Palace Electric in Canberra, celebrates the great tradition of independent American cinemais a harshly realistic thriller with Al Pacino as an officer of the NYPD on the
New film festival, on this month at Palace Electric in Canberra, celebrates the great tradition of independent American cinema
Manning River Times / Posted 14 days ago
is a harshly realistic thriller with Al Pacino as an officer of the NYPD on the trail of a serial killer. I recall this William Friedkin​ piece being confronting in its authenticity. A different kind of grittiness characterises The French... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
New film festival, on this month at Palace Electric in Canberra, celebrates the great tradition of independent American cinemais a harshly realistic thriller with Al Pacino as an officer of the NYPD on the
New film festival, on this month at Palace Electric in Canberra, celebrates the great tradition of independent American cinema
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 14 days ago
is a harshly realistic thriller with Al Pacino as an officer of the NYPD on the trail of a serial killer. I recall this William Friedkin​ piece being confronting in its authenticity. A different kind of grittiness characterises The French... Read more
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Variety
William Friedkin on the Cannes Film Festival, Steve McQueen, His ‘Disaster’ Movie (VIDEO)Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin will be at the Cannes Film Fest
William Friedkin on the Cannes Film Festival, Steve McQueen, His ‘Disaster’ Movie (VIDEO)
Variety / Posted 14 days ago
Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin will be at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18 to take part in the Cinema Masterclass, hosted by film critic Michel Ciment. Friedkin sat down with Variety at his home in Los Angeles to discuss his... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
A May To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.Godard, Brakhage and others are among the must-see retrospective and revival sc
A May To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 21 days ago
Godard, Brakhage and others are among the must-see retrospective and revival screenings in Los Angeles this month. WILLIAM FRIEDKIN AT THE NEW BEVERLY | 7165 Beverly Blvd. American iconoclast William Friedkin is paid welcome tribute... Read more
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/Film
The Exorcist Maze Coming To Universal's Halloween Horror NightsExorcist earned its place in history as the first horror film nominated for an
The Exorcist Maze Coming To Universal's Halloween Horror Nights
/Film / Posted 28 days ago
Exorcist earned its place in history as the first horror film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. Directed by William Friedkin, the film also established itself as leading influence in pop culture horror, affecting a multitude of... Read more
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The Hindu
When the screen detonateshomosexuality of a man she is chasing. We never know the backstory of the men,
When the screen detonates
The Hindu / Posted 28 days ago
homosexuality of a man she is chasing. We never know the backstory of the men, how they ended up in this muddy town, which William Friedkin later explored in his gutsy 1977 remake, Sorcerer. Clouzot is more interested in the immediacy of the... Read more
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The Chicago Maroon
Green Room: Bleed, Puke, RepeatAs the legend goes, director William Friedkin realized that The Exorcist would
Green Room: Bleed, Puke, Repeat
The Chicago Maroon / Posted 1 months ago
As the legend goes, director William Friedkin realized that The Exorcist would be a hit when he saw an audience member run out of a screening, vomit, and immediately run back into the theater. Go to a hardcore punk show today (or an Iggy Pop show in... Read more
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