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  1. A May To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

    12:51 am 5/3/2016

    Films by Friedkin, Godard, Brakhage and others are among the must-see retrospective and revival screenings in Los Angeles this month. Read more

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  2. Lucca Film Fest to Honor William Friedkin

    2:21 am 2/25/2016

    The Oscar-winning director also will also be the subject of a documentary shot during the festival, exploring Puccini’s music. Read more

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  3. Why a Top Hollywood Agent Vacationed on David Copperfield's Island With Judge Judy

    7:00 am 1/7/2016

    ICM Partners' Toni Howard was also joined by Sherry Lansing and Bob Arum on the private isle, where they enjoyed awards screeners of 'The Hateful Eight' and 'The Revenant.'Read more

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  4. 'The Exorcist' Director William Friedkin: "I Didn't Set Out to Make a Horror Film"

    8:46 pm 10/27/2015

    The 80-year-old Oscar-winning director will be honored a day before Halloween at the staircase from the film in Washington, D.C.Read more

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  5. William Friedkin Pens Tribute to Jerry Weintraub: "He Played the Game Better Than Anyone"

    8:00 am 7/15/2015

    Fresh off 'The Exorcist,' the young hotshot director met the late megaproducer while trying to get Sinatra tickets from him in 1974. Soon after, they were making the controversial gay serial-killer film 'Cruising' together — and that's when the real craziness started.Read more

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  6. '12 Citizens’: Shanghai Review

    4:46 am 6/23/2015

    Xu Ang's film plays like Sidney Lumet’s jury drama "12 Angry Men" with a Chinese flavor.Read more

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  7. Jeremy Irons, 'Exorcist' Director William Friedkin Set for Paris' Champs-Elysees Film Festival

    2:58 am 5/1/2015

    Oscar nominee Alan Parker, Isabelle Huppert and Gerard Depardieu will also attend the French-American festival's fourth outing, which will screen new films with Michael Douglas and Melissa McCarthy.Read more

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  8. Don't Call It Horror: 'Babadook' Director Says She's Making Serious Cinema

    1:09 pm 12/4/2014

    Australian filmmaker Jennifer Kent has received raves from Stephen King and 'Exorcist' helmer William FriedkinRead more

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  9. 'The Exorcist' Director William Friedkin: Movies Now 'Opium for the Eyes'

    7:13 am 7/14/2014

    The director praises cable dramas aimed at intelligent, adult audiences, saying such small-screen content is "deeper and more complex" than superhero films often playing on the big screen.Read more

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  10. 'Exorcist' Director William Friedkin on Casting Linda Blair

    11:04 am 4/1/2014

    The director, whose other films include "The French Connection," "Sorcerer" and "Killer Joe" -- which helped detonate star Matthew McConaughey's career rebirth as more than a handsome devil -- was taking part in The Hollywood Masters interview series, conducted by THR’s Stephen Galloway. Read more

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