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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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    'I Thought I Was Bulletproof': William Friedkin Looks Back on the '70s

    In a recent interview with New York Times writer Dave Itzkoff, iconoclastic filmmaker William Friedkin sat down to reflect on his diverse career, which spans 19 feature films since the mid-60s.

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    William Friedkin To Receive Golden Lion For Lifetime Achievement

    William Friedkin will be honored at this years Venice International Film Festival with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. This is the 70th year for the festival which will take place from August 28th - September 7th.

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    William Friedkin Talks Losing Perspective, Meeting Devil-Worshipers Shooting 'The Exorcist' & More

    There are few cinematic ranconteurs as engaging as William Friedkin. Candid and filled with a career's worth of stories from the perspective of a filmmaker who has seen the industry change from the freewheeling '70s to the belt-tightening, tentpole focus of today, Friedkin's perspective is unique. A...

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    Watch: William Friedkin Tributes Roger Ebert at Chicago Critics Film Festival, Recites Dylan Thomas

    Director William Friedkin, who revealed last month that his 1977 film "Sorcerer" has finally received a studio-funded digital restoration and will premiere at this year's Venice Film Festival, recently gave an impromptu tribute to Roger Ebert following a Q&A at the Chicago Critics Film Festival. He ...

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    Costume Designer Anthony Powell Talks to BFI, from Polanski to Friedkin's Controversial 'Sorcerer'

    Three-time Oscar-winning costume designer Anthony Powell, who gave us the sumptuous sartorial designs in Roman Polanski's "Tess," Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones films "Temple of Doom" and "Last Crusade" and William Friedkin's "Sorcerer," sat down recently with the BFI to discuss his career. Highli...

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    William Friedkin's Restored 'Sorcerer' Getting A Re-Release, Aiming For The Venice Film Festival

    As William Friedkin spent most of last year on the promo circuit for his deliciously raw "Killer Joe," one frequent question he fielded was about the fate of his 1997 flick "Sorcerer." The film has been in mired in some complex legal stuff, but as Friedkin himself told us last year: " I sued Univers...

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    Berlin Interview: Nicolas Cage Explains Why 'Wicker Man' Is Misunderstood, His Career Choices & More

    With “The Croods,” an animated family film from DreamWorks (our review here), premiering at the Berlin International Film Festival, lead voice actor Nicolas Cage was in town over the weekend, and we got to speak with him in a small group of journalists. About the experience of working on the film it...

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    Nicolas Cage Says 'I Am Wrath' With William Friedkin Is Not Happening, Reveals Dream Project With Roger Corman

    While his decision making process still remains somewhat inscrutable, the undeniably talented Nicolas Cage always defies expectation. Undoubtedly, we're excited for his pairing with David Gordon Green on the thriller "Joe," which the director told us at Sundance was "a slow-burn, ...

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