Friday, September 6, 2013

William Friedkin Gets Awarded in Venice

Story: William Friedkin Interview - The Guardian

William Friedkin has had a busy and storied career! At this year's Venice Film Festival, he has been awarded wtih a career achievement award. And, his own most-favorite film, 1977's atmospheric "Sorcerer" has been restored and will be shown.

I personally love the film, it is very exciting in its complete dedication to showing the plight of four lost men as they make a desperate attempt to deliver nitroglycerin through an unforgiving jungle climate.

The film is to be released relatively soon on Blu-ray, which should be very sweet! Up till now, it's only been available in pan-and-scan 4:3 ration on VHS and DVD. I highly recommend giving the film a chance!

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