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Watch: William Friedkin Visits The Criterion Closet And Talks John Cassavetes, Fritz Lang & More

Watch: William Friedkin Visits The Criterion Closet And Talks John Cassavetes, Fritz Lang & More

If you consider yourself a film fan, chances are that you’ve owned a Criterion Collection release at some point. It’s an ever-increasing catalog of world-class cinema that counts many renowned filmmakers among its fans, and on occasion one of these notable fans gets the chance to visit the boutique label’s closet full of their releases, which is actually a big room, and choose a few to take home while talking about the choices. The latest guest to Criterion’s closet is none other than William Friedkin.

Lasting nearly five minutes, the video (via Rope Of Silicon) finds Friedkin in his typical loquacious mood talking about his favorite subject, cinema. We don’t want to spoil too much of the iconic director’s choices – both John Cassavetes and Fritz Lang’s work get mentioned – but we will say that we hope to be just as in love with movies as Friedkin is when we’re 79.

Watch the video below.

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