The Friedkin Connection

The Friedkin Connection PDF The Friedkin Connection Author William Friedkin Terrapin Info.co.uk The Long Awaited Memoir From The Academy Award Winning Director Of Such Legendary Films As The French Connection, The Exorcist, And To Live And Die In LA, The Friedkin Connection Takes Readers From The Streets Of Chicago To The Suites Of Hollywood And From The Sixties To Today, With Autobiographical Storytelling As Fast Paced And Intense As Any Of The Auteur S Films.William Friedkin, Maverick Of American Cinema, Offers A Candid Look At Hollywood, When Traditional Storytelling Gave Way To The Rebellious And Alternative When Filmmakers Like Him Captured The Paranoia And Fear Of A Nation Undergoing A Cultural Nervous Breakdown.The Friedkin Connection Includes 16 Pages Of Black And White Photographs.

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  • English
  • 17 September 2018
  • Hardcover
  • 497 pages
  • 0061775126
  • The Friedkin Connection
  • William Friedkin

10 thoughts on “The Friedkin Connection

  1. Dean Anderson says:

    As of this posting the Goodreads information about the number of pages in this book is incorrect by a couple of hundred pages The real count is 512 pages.Do Two Great Films Make a Life One hand, holding a pair of glasses, covers the bottom half of his face William Friedkin lets us with the picture that he won t reveal his whole self in this memoir That s okay He can keep all the gossip on his failed marriages and his other non cinematic to himself The important thing is that he shares great As of this posting the Goodreads information about the number of pages in this book is incorrect by a couple of hundred pages The real count is 512 pages.Do Two Great Films Make a Life One hand, holding a pair of glasses, covers the bottom half of his face William Friedkin lets us with the picture that he won t reveal his whole self in this memoir That s okay He can keep all the gossip on his failed marriages and his other non cinematic to himself The important thing is that he shares great stories about his film making career.The cover also blurbs, Legendary Director of The Fre...

  2. Tom Stamper says:

    I have only seen two Friedkin films, Blue Chips which was entertaining enough and the French Connection that I found a bit slow moving for a action thriller Luckily I heard an interview with Friedkin last year that made me read this I m glad I did because it s among the better Hollywood memoirs I have read First, Friedkin doesn t dwell on his private life, his girlfriends, and his wives He spends the pages telling us about his career in TV and movies mostly going chronologically relating his I have only seen two Friedkin films, Blue Chips which was entertaining enough and the French Connection that I found a bit slow moving for a action thriller Luckily I heard an interview with Friedkin last year that made me read this I m glad I did because it s among the better Hollywood memoirs I have read First, Friedkin doesn t dwell on his private life, his girlfriends, and his wives He spends the pages telling us about his career in TV and movie...

  3. Kit Fox says:

    Hyperbolic and self congratulatory Sure Immensely readable with great insights into the making of some of the best films of the 1970s All the way Not sure why, but I m kinda inclined to believe Friedkin was telling the whole truth whenever he owned up to some illegal activity Doing 90 through crowded city streets without permits Strong arming an adult bookshop that was screening illegal dupes of his films Using real heroin for the sake of veracity I believe all of that andAlso lov Hyperbolic and self congratulatory Sure Immensely readable with great insights into the making of some of the best films of the 1970s All the way Not sure why, but I m kinda inclined to believe Friedkin was telling the whole truth whenever he owned up to some illegal activity Doing 90 through crowded city streets without permits Strong arming an adult b...

  4. Miguel Ravelo says:

    Friedkin es generos simo compartiendo su conocimiento sobre sus pel culas, el mundo del cine y sobre todo, de la vida Eso es una de las cosas que m s me gustaron de The Friedkin Connection Por supuesto uno se va a enterar a fondo de c mo fue la producci n de The French Connection, The Exorcist o Sorcerer, pero esto va m s en la l nea de qu fueron, qu significaron las pel culas en el todo que es la vida de Friedkin A trav s de su trabajo, Friedkin nos cuenta su vida, sus ilusiones y especial Friedkin es generos simo compartiendo su conocimiento sobre sus pel culas, el mundo del cine y sobre todo, de la vida Eso es una de las cosas que m s me gustaron de The Friedkin Connection Por supuesto uno se va a enterar a fondo de c mo fue la producci n de The French Connection, The Exorcist o Sorcerer, pero esto va m s en la l nea de qu fueron, qu significaron las pel culas en el todo que es la vida de Friedkin A trav s de su trabajo, Friedkin nos cuenta su vida, sus ilusiones y especialmente sus fracasos, los que despu s del Exorcista, parecieron llegar a chorros, al menos en lo econ mico Uno tras otro Y es ah cuando el que creo yo que es el verdadero punto de este libro va form ndose La historia de un hombre que alcanz r pidamente y sin esperarlo la cima del xito y a ...

  5. Brian Joynt says:

    This is an interesting and introspective memoir written with conviction from one of the most underrated of the New Hollywood filmmakers William Friedkin in a candid yet thoughtful tone examines his early endeavors as a camera operator with WGN in Chicago to his wide successes and failures in Hollywood While a lot of these types of memoirs only serve as a podium for an actor or director to argue their side of a controversy associated with his or her personal life, Friedkin takes the high road This is an interesting and introspective memoir written with conviction from one of the most underrated of the New Hollywood filmmakers William Friedkin in a candid yet thoughtful tone examines his early endeavors as a camera operator with WGN in Chicago to...

  6. Andrew says:

    Excellent writer And Honest Exorcist is the scariest movie I ever saw The French Connection one of the best crime movies ever Live and die in LA one of the most under rated Friedman directed all of them His autobiogra...

  7. Paul Wilson says:

    Pretty good autobiography I would have preferredinsights to Sorcerer and Cruising, but The Exorcist is his most famous movie, so it makes sense that most of his film career would cover itin depth.

  8. Cappie says:

    Reading Friedkin put his career into words, with his usual flair, attitude and honesty, is a refreshingly fun and energetic experience He skips over failed relationships, soured friendships and destroyed colleagues, unlike Easy Riders Raging Bulls, which baths in that Instead he wants to talk about his process for each of his films, how they were made, the troubles they went through and his own mental state through each one As you d expect, he spends a good chunk of the book in the 70s Reading Friedkin put his career into words, with his usual flair, attitude and honesty, is a refreshingly fun and energetic experience He skips over failed relationships, soured friendships and destroyed colleagues, unlike Easy Riders Raging Bulls, which baths in that Instead he wants to talk about his process for each of his films, how they were made, the troubles they went through and his own mental state through each one As you d expect, he spends a good chunk of the book in the 70s at least half the book is spent discussing The French Connection, The Exorcist and Sorcerer The French Connection is perhaps the most interesting segment, as he discusses how much he hated Hackman in that role, the bribing of officials to get things filmed, the problems with casting and how he got depression after winning his Oscar He leaves nothing on the table in that chapter.I am bias, I love William Friedkin he is one of my most respected directors I wishdirectors w...

  9. Dan Lalande says:

    William Friedkin recounts, in acute detail, the professional stages of his improbable life Chicago based documentarian, A list Hollywood director, middling indie film talent, and, redemptively, intern...

  10. Daniel Guzman says:

    To become a director you must have ambition, luck, and grace Talent counts, but without luck and ambition, opportunities won t occur

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