William Friedkin

13 Things We Learned from William Friedkin’s ‘Bug’ Commentary

"One of the questions of the film, is 'are there any bugs?'" Read More

Beelzebub’s Blockbuster: Why ‘The Exorcist’ Terrified Audiences in 1973

'The Exorcist' was the Christmas hit that rocked Hollywood. Here's why audiences in 1973 found the film so scary. Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘The French Connection’

A series of wild events and true-life figures inspired William Friedkin's classic 1971 film. Read More

No Way Back: How They Shot the Bridge Scene in ‘Sorcerer’

A perilous bridge traversal so nice they did it twice. Read More

16 Things We Learned from William Friedkin’s ‘The Leopard Man’ Commentary

What's the connection between 'The Leopard Man' and 'Pulp Fiction' you ask? William Friedkin has the answer. Read More

45 Years after ‘The Exorcist’ William Friedkin Captures Real Evil On Screen

Friedkin's new documentary, The Devil and Father Amorth challenges our modern concepts of evil. Read More

Whimpers and Bangs: The Endings of William Friedkin

How the revered director bucked tradition with his unique conclusions. Read More

33 Things We Learned From ‘The French Connection’ Commentary

From 2012, we share everything we got out of the DVD commentary for William Friedkin's Best Picture winner. Read More