RIP William Friedkin - 29 August, 1935 - 7 August, 2023 WILLIAM Friedkin, famed director The French Connection and The Exorcist, has started to tell fighting stories. Despite being a pudgy 62 he still resembles the man who created the best car chase in cinematic history, told Steve McQueen to "go screw himself" and made Francis Ford Coppola think twice about being a film director.
A great man and a brilliant director, after watching his more serious films, watch the joy and humour he brought to The Brinks Job. He was also a kind and generous man, I once told him how I couldn’t find a copy of Sorcerer, and he arranged for a copy to be sent to me. Then asked me for my thoughts on the film.