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Why William Friedkin's 'Sorcerer' was a 'Ballbreaker'

Oscar-winning director William Friedkin’s SORCERER hit theaters 40 years ago this summer in the wake of the STAR WARS juggernaut, and so the timing could not have been worse for this thrilling, underrated jungle adventure that I have grown to love. 1,020 more words


Festival de Cannes 70: Le salaire de la peur, 1953

A sunny shout-out to 70 winners at the Cannes Film Festival to celebrate the 70th event which is just around the corner – in no particular order. 248 more words


The Wages of Fear (1953) - reviewed by George

This French film is considered a classic, and it’s easy to see why. It deals with a real problem experienced after WWII by certain disconnected men who chose to travel rather than return home, and it puts them into a really suspenseful job, because it is the only job available. 609 more words


Sorcerer (1977) - reviewed by George

This remake of Clouzot’s 1953 film was directed by William Friedkin, and the screenplay was written by Walon Green, based on the novel “The Wages of Fear” by Georges Arnaud, not on Clouzot’s screenplay.It’s quite a different bird, since almost all the set pieces have been changed in some way. 488 more words


Blind Spot Series: The Wages of Fear (1953)

When a huge fire breaks out at an American oil company in an isolated region of South America, boss Bill O’Brien (William Tubbs) decides that the best solution is to blow it out like a candle, using a nitroglycerin-induced explosion to do so. 537 more words