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Notes on “Cruising”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: It’s possible that writer-director William Friedkin allowed “Cruising” to go so far, to be so extreme, in part because he felt that his experience directing the 1970 “The Boys in the Band,” often acknowledged as the … Continue reading

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“Sorcerer”

Paleo Retiree writes: William Friedkin’s 1977 metaphysical action-adventure film had an almost ludicrously unhappy initial release. Although it was widely anticipated and was one of the biggest productions of its era, the critics were hard on the film, finding it overbearing and … Continue reading

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Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Secrets of Princeton. As a PU grad, I’ll vouch for the accuracy of this one. Lloyd Fonvielle is inspired by a book about the West by Frederick Law Olmstead, a great American artist best-known as the co-designer … Continue reading

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“Killer Joe”

Paleo Retiree writes: A white-trash/noir, doublecrossin’, absurdist melodrama, directed by William Friedkin from a Tracy Letts play that The Question Lady and I also loved. Friedkin may be in his 70s but he has made an energized and outrageous film … Continue reading

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