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EFC II #229 - The French Connection (1971)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#229 – The French Connection (1971)
Dir. William Friedkin
Starring: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco, Eddie Egan… 55 more words

Epic Film Challenge II

Reeling: Sacred Scares

This week: Horror canon pictures Psycho and The Exorcist are re-evaluated in time for Hereditary.

WARNING: The following contains minor spoilers for Hereditary. Though they are barely significant, I would strongly recommend going in as blind as you can anyway. 598 more words

Reeling: A Column About Film


May, 25, 2018 – Watched:

To Live and Die in L.A (1985)

If there’s anything to be said about William Friedkin’s style, then its he does ‘gritty’ like nobody else. 93 more words


The Exorcist’s Scariest Scene was Left on the Cutting Room Floor

It was a rainy summer day and my wife Kate and I were flipping through the options available on HBO. We got to the ‘E’ section and stopped. 307 more words


Best Director - 1973

Official Nominations: George Roy Hill. George Lucas. Ingmar Bergman. William Friedkin. Bernardo Bertolucci.

This is a weird catagory – Bergman and Bertolucci are immediately out for their films having been made the year before. 360 more words


Soundtrack Sundays #3: Tangerine Dream - Sorcerer

While promoting The Exorcist in West Germany, director William Friedkin was introduced to Edgar Froese after being recommended to take in a Tangerine Dream show performed in an abandoned church in the Black Forest. 891 more words