Sunday, 7 February 2010

William Friedkin in conversation

A quick post, today, to give Film Studies For Free's readers something good to watch while this blog undergoes some layout changes.

The above video presents a highly entertaining, and very informative, hour-long Q & A session with film director William Friedkin. The event, facilitated by Joseph Pascal, took place on February 24, 2009 at the Hudson Union Society, New York City, and was made available online thanks to the wonderful people from

Friedkin, director of The Exorcist and The French Connection, discusses his legendary film career. He describes his on-set experiences, and explores the past, present, and future of the film industry.

1 comment:

Mike Lippert said...

Hey, great video, I'll have to try to find time to watch it all soon. I've always found Friedkin to be intelligent and engaging if a little pomous, but he's earned that. It's too bad that his career kind of ended with the whole "easy riders, raging bulls" era and that even his good recent movies like Bug arrn't getting the audience they deserve but still a great American filmmaker.