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William Friedkin   1935-2023

 

 

 

 

The Exorcist, 1973

 

Photograph: Hoya Productions/Cinetext/Allstar

 

The Exorcist and French Connection director William Friedkin

– a life in pictures

Film-maker William Friedkin has died at the age of 87.

Famous for a string of classics in the 70s and 80s,

here we look back at his career.

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Mon 7 Aug 2023    18.16 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/film/gallery/2023/aug/07/
the-exorcist-and-french-connection-director-william-friedkin-a-life-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Friedkin directs Linda Blair,

who plays the possessed girl Regan MacNeil,

on set of The Exorcist.

 

Friedkin won the best director Golden Globe

and was nominated for another directing Oscar

 

Photograph: Keystone-France/via Getty Images

 

The Exorcist and French Connection director William Friedkin

– a life in pictures

Film-maker William Friedkin has died at the age of 87.

Famous for a string of classics in the 70s and 80s,

here we look back at his career.

G

Mon 7 Aug 2023    18.16 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/film/gallery/2023/aug/07/
the-exorcist-and-french-connection-director-william-friedkin-a-life-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Friedkin directing The Exorcist

on the streets of Washington DC.

 

Photograph: Warner Bros/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock

 

The Exorcist and French Connection director William Friedkin

– a life in pictures

Film-maker William Friedkin has died at the age of 87.

Famous for a string of classics in the 70s and 80s,

here we look back at his career.

G

Mon 7 Aug 2023    18.16 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/film/gallery/2023/aug/07/
the-exorcist-and-french-connection-director-william-friedkin-a-life-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Friedkin, in white hat,

directing a scene from “The French Connection” on a New York City street.

Next to him is Mr. Hackman.

The actor Roy Scheider is at right.

 

Photograph: 20th Century Fox

 

William Friedkin, Director of ‘French Connection’ and ‘Exorcist,’ Dies at 87

He made his name with two of the biggest box-office hits of the 1970s.

But despite some later successes, he never regained his early acclaim.

NYT

Aug. 7, 2023

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/07/
movies/william-friedkin-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Friedkin with Harold Pinter

on the set of The Birthday Party in 1968

 

Photograph: Alamy

 

The Exorcist and French Connection director William Friedki

– a life in pictures

Film-maker William Friedkin has died at the age of 87.

Famous for a string of classics in the 70s and 80s,

here we look back at his career.

G

Mon 7 Aug 2023    18.16 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/film/gallery/2023/aug/07/
the-exorcist-and-french-connection-director-william-friedkin-a-life-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Exorcist    1973

4K Ultra HD Official Trailer

Warner Bros. Entertainment

 

 

 

 

The Exorcist    1973

4K Ultra HD Official Trailer | Warner Bros. Entertainment

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU2eYAO31Cc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The French Connection    1971

#TBT Trailer    20th Century FOX

 

 

 

 

The French Connection

video    #TBT Trailer    20th Century FOX

 

Two narcotics detectives,

"Popeye" Doyle and his partner Buddy Russo (Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider),

start to close in on a vast international narcotics ring

when the smugglers unexpectedly strike back.

Following an attempt on his life by one of the smugglers,

Doyle sets off a deadly pursuit

that ultimately takes him far beyond mere New York City limits.

Based on a true story,

this action-filled thriller, with its renowned chase scene,

won five Academy Awards® including best picture

and Best Actor for Gene Hackman.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T76K3RxJY0A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Friedkin   1935-2023

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
William_Friedkin

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2023/dec/26/
rarely-does-a-film-cause-national-hysteria-the-exorcist-turns-50

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/10/31/
1209028838/the-exorcist

 

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/10/17/
movies/the-exorcist-50th-anniversary.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/07/
movies/william-friedkin-dead.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/gallery/2023/aug/07/
the-exorcist-and-french-connection-director-william-friedkin-
a-life-in-pictures - Guardian pictures gallery

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2023/aug/07/
william-friedkin-dies-age-87-director-the-exorcist

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/06/
magazine/the-french-connection-edit-racial-slur.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/oct/09/
the-french-connection-at-50-one-of-the-greatest-new-york-movies-ever

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/04/22/
604372175/exorcist-director-makes-a-new-movie-about-exorcism-
it-s-a-documentary

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/04/19/
603255562/william-friedkin-meets-the-devil-and-father-amorth

 

https://www.npr.org/2011/10/29/
141683620/after-40-years-grisly-exorcist-book-gets-a-rewrite

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/1998/oct/22/
features

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/watching/recommendations/
watching-film-the-exorcist - 1973

 

https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/packages/html/movies/
bestpictures/french-re.html - October 8, 1971

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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