The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir

The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir

by William Friedkin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061775147
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 677,953
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

William Friedkin lives in Los Angeles, California.

Table of Contents

Author's Note: *Spoiler* xi

Prologue: Fireflies 1

Part I First Impressions

1 Chicago 9

2 Mr. Documentary 61

3 Good Times 94

4 Silences 122

Part II The ?70s

5 Popeye and Cloudy 141

6 The Mystery of Faith 220

7 Empire of Light 261

8 The Devil in the Details 273

Part III The Tunnel at the End of the Light

9 Hubris 313

10 Sorcerer 321

11 Armed Robbery and Murder 351

Part IV An Uphill Climb to the Bottom

12 To Live and Die in L.A. 383

13 A Safe Darkness 396

14 A New Path 417

15 Afterlife 425

16 The Marine Corps and the Tracker 429

17 Fade Out 440

Part V Fade In

18 Puccini 445

19 Catharsis 449

20 Reel Twelve 472

Acknowledgments 477

Filmography 479

Photo Credits 481

Index 483

About the Author 499

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The Friedkin Connection 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
mariaelsa More than 1 year ago
absorbing movie making memoir. An honest recollection of a director's experiences-warts and all. This is not gossip tabloid fodder- but Friedkin's life as a director-hindsight. A certain element of vulnerability exhudes through- despite the arrogance that comes across at the height of his fame. Never maudlin nor self pitying. Friedkin's directing style does fit more in line with European cinema- where a hero does not have to exist within a film.