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    5 Directors We Want To See Tackle 'True Detective' Season 2

    Well, the most-talked about TV drama since "Breaking Bad" is done for the moment, with the eighth episode of "True Detective" airing on HBO Sunday night, providing closure on the Yellow King and the spread of the conspiracy (catch up with our recap of the final part here). For the last couple of mon...

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    Director William Friedkin to Receive Honorary Award at CPH PIX

    At this year's CPH PIX, Denmark's biggest annual feature film festival, the Danish Film Academy will present Oscar-winning director William Friedkin with a Lifetime Achievement Award, the Honorary ROBERT. The director himself will attend the festival from April 2nd-6th, presenting his landmark films...

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    Watch: William Friedkin Spends 15 Minutes Talking About His Favorite Films Of All Time

    Yesterday, William Friedkin fans (and let's face it, fans of good movies in general) got the welcome news that the director's long, legally entangled '70s cult thriller "Sorcerer" was finally coming to home video with a brand spanking new restoration. And to keep that good feeling going, we've got a...

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    Bette Midler to Star in 'Mae West' for HBO Films, William Friedkin Directing

    Hollywood legend Mae West will soon be returning to the screen. According to Deadline, HBO has put into development "Mae West," a film adaptation of the star's autobiography "Goodness Had Nothing To Do With It," with none other than than the Divine Miss M, Bette Midler, set to play West.

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    William Friedkin To Direct & Bette Midler To Star In 'Mae West' Biopic For HBO Films

    After hearing Martin Scorsese recently talk about only having a few films left in him at the age of 71, it's heartening to see that 78-year-old William Friedkin is still going strong. The director will follow up his last film, “Killer Joe,” with a biopic on the late, great Mae West.

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    Steven Soderbergh's Favorite James Bond Movie

    Everyone's a critic, and that includes Steven Soderbergh on James Bond, David Cronenberg on Stanley Kubrick and William Friedkin on Terrence Malick.

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    Michael Fassbender Uncertain He'll Make The Cut In Terrence Malick's Austin Movie, William Friedkin Disses 'To The Wonder'

    While fans have been excited about this sudden flurry of activity, 2013 has been a bit of a bumpy year for the always under-the-radar Terrence Malick. His latest "To The Wonder" found him getting the rockiest reviews of his career, while he's in the midst of a lawsuit with producers over his brewing...

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    Venice Review: Sam Fuller Documentary 'A Fuller Life'

    Like most right-minded film fans we're big fans of Sam Fuller (check out our list of essential films from the director). Kicking of his career as a crime reporter and novelist, Fuller soon found his way to Hollywood and after serving in World War Two as an infantryman, became a film director. Genera...

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    8 Established Filmmakers Who Reinvented Themselves With Risky Low-Budget Efforts

    This Friday will see the VOD release of Paul Schrader's much talked about "The Canyons," a film both inspired by and conceived for the post-theatrical era (though it will receive a limited theatrical run starting out in NYC and Toronto). The film, which revolves around a toxic producer (adult star J...

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    Listen: William Friedkin Talks Clashing With Bernard Herrmann, Making 'French Connection' & More On 'The Treatment'

    One of the foremost cinematic raconteurs that continues to create compelling works for discussion, director William Friedkin most recently scored a modest hit and showcase for Matthew McConaughey with “Killer Joe,” and oversaw a restoration of his 1977 suspense drama “Sorcerer.” Friedkin compiled ma...

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