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To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

To Live and Die in L.A., William Friedkin. Recently “re-discovered” and a major influence on 2011’s outstanding action film Drive, TLADILA was a late-night cable staple when I was in my late teens…minus the nudity and vulgarity. 144 more words

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“We had to destroy the town in order to save it.” That quote, supposedly by a U.S. Army officer (and slightly distorted in popular retelling) encapsulated how many Americans came to feel about the Vietnam War. 1,394 more words

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by Matt J. Popham

A box-office flop, thoroughly reviled as a sacrilegious and superfluous remake, as well as a bloated, bombastic object lesson in auteurist excess at the time of its 1977 release, William Friedkin’s Sorcerer has enjoyed a renaissance in the last decade or so, as scores of critics and cinephiles (myself, included) have called for the film to be given a second look and a proper DVD/Blu-Ray release, which it finally received last year. 985 more words


What We Watched- Wednesday, September 30

The French Connection II- The John Frankenheimer-directed sequel to the Oscar-winning William Friedkin original, this film is another gritty take on the police drug raid arena of the 1970s.   326 more words

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Thank Satan, there will be no remake of The Exorcist

There’s nothing more terrifying than The Exorcist than the idea of someone remaking it. That was the fear last week when it was reported that Morgan Creek Productions were looking at remaking a number of their properties, specifically William Friedkin’s 1973 blockbuster nightmare. 208 more words


Rome Fest Unveils Rich Lineup Mixing Crowdpleasers, Esoteric Fare

ROME – The Rome Film Festival has unveiled the lineup of its 10th edition comprising a rich mix of crowdpleasing and more esoteric  fare, including local launches of James Ponsoldt’s “The End of the Tour,” Michael Almereyda’s “The Experimenter,” Peter Sollett’s “Freehold,” Lenny Abrahamsson’s “Room,” and Paul Thomas Anderson’s docu “Junun” (pictured) about Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood’s travels to India. 570 more words


Is the ‘Exorcist’ Remake Next? Yes or No?

That question isn’t for you. It’s for Morgan Creek.

Morgan Creek Productions has hired investment banking group Houlihan Lokey to sell domestic rights to its library of 78 films. 155 more words