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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Some of the most interesting material in “The Friedkin Connection” is about music. Mr. Friedkin’s taste has always been eclectic, and he reminds his readers of some of his more unusual soundtrack choices...Read Full Review of The Friedkin Connection: A Me... | See more reviews from NY Times
It cannot be a coincidence that this memoir is at its most engrossing when describing the solid, unpretentious entertainments its author once made so well.Read Full Review of The Friedkin Connection: A Me... | See more reviews from WSJ online
The most heartfelt, dramatic writing here comes when it counts...The chapter is operatic, but it plays. Friedkin's losing the light, but he gets the shot.Read Full Review of The Friedkin Connection: A Me... | See more reviews from LA Times
The book is valuable for its candor on a variety of fronts: about life-endangering shots in Friedkin’s early work, corporate production difficulties, and the difficulty of working with egoists like Al Pacino.Read Full Review of The Friedkin Connection: A Me... | See more reviews from AV Club
In short, Friedkin makes plain in his endlessly interesting memoir that box office is king. Thank goodness for that.Read Full Review of The Friedkin Connection: A Me... | See more reviews from Forbes
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