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    Exclusive: William Friedkin Has Met With 'True Detective' Creator Nic Pizzolatto, Potentially In Mix For Season 2

    Today at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival we got to sit down with the wonderfully forthcoming William Friedkin, recipient of an honorary award here. He was as full of anecdotes and tidbits as ever, and we'll have the full interview for you soon, but one item he shared with us, is that hi...

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    William Friedkin Says He Passed On Producing 'Star Wars,' Warns Fans Not To Buy 'Sorcerer' DVD

    "Star Wars" lore goes that when George Lucas was putting his film together, no one could have guessed just how big it would become. Indeed, the space fantasy turned into a pop culture phenomenon, that even decades on, has rarely been matched. When Disney paid $4 billion just for the rights to the fr...

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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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