Directors DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of WILLIAM FRIEDKIN

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  1. Jim_K

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    DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
    Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.
    WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
    The Painter's Voice (2007) (V)
    Bug (2006)
    The Hunted (2003)
    Rules of Engagement (2000)
    12 Angry Men (1997) (TV)
    Jade (1995)
    Jailbreakers (1994) (TV)
    Blue Chips (1994)
    The Guardian (1990)
    Rampage (1988)
    C.A.T. Squad: Python Wolf (1988) (TV)
    C.A.T. Squad (1986) (TV)
    To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
    Deal of the Century (1983)
    Cruising (1980)
    The Brink's Job (1978)
    Sorcerer (1977)
    Fritz Lang Interviewed by William Friedkin (1974)
    The Exorcist (1973)
    The French Connection (1971)
    The Boys in the Band (1970)
    The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)
    The Birthday Party (1968)
    Good Times (1967)
    The People vs. Paul Crump (1962) (TV)
     
  2. Jim_K

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    WILLIAM FRIEDKIN (1935 - )

    Bug (2006) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Hunted (2003) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Rules of Engagement (2000) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    12 Angry Men (1997)
    Jade (1995) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Jailbreakers (1994)
    Blue Chips (1994) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Guardian (1990) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Rampage (1988) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    C.A.T. Squad: Python Wolf (1988)
    C.A.T. Squad (1986)
    To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Deal of the Century (1983) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Cruising (1980) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Brink's Job (1978) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Sorcerer (1977) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Fritz Lang Interviewed by William Friedkin (1974)
    The Exorcist (1973) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The French Connection (1971) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Boys in the Band (1970)
    The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Birthday Party (1968) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Good Times (1967)
    The People vs. Paul Crump (1962)
     
  3. Brook K

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    *1. The Exorcist - A
    2. The French Connection - B+
    3. Sorcerer - B+
    *4. Fritz Lang Interviewed by William Friedkin - B+
    5. Blue Chips - B
    6. To Live and Die in LA - B
    7. Jade - C
    Own - 2
     
  4. SteveGon

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    The Hunted (2003)
    Rules of Engagement (2000)
    12 Angry Men (1997) (TV)
    Jade (1995)
    Jailbreakers (1994) (TV)
    Blue Chips (1994)
    The Guardian (1990)
    Rampage (1988)*
    C.A.T. Squad: Python Wolf (1988) (TV)
    C.A.T. Squad (1986) (TV)
    To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
    Deal of the Century (1983)
    Cruising (1980)
    The Brink's Job (1978)*
    Sorcerer (1977)
    Fritz Lang Interviewed by William Friedkin (1974)
    The Exorcist (1973)
    The French Connection (1971)
    The Boys in the Band (1970)
    The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)
    The Birthday Party (1968)
    Good Times (1967)
    The People vs. Paul Crump (1962)

    Bolded films I've seen.
    * May have seen these but I'm not sure.
     
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    Bill McA Producer

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    Killer Joe (2011)
    Bug (2006) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Hunted (2003) [​IMG]
    The Exorcist (The Version You've Never Seen) (2000) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    Rules of Engagement (2000) [​IMG][​IMG]
    12 Angry Men (1997) (TV)
    Jade (1995) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Jailbreakers (1994) (TV)
    Blue Chips (1994) [​IMG]
    The Guardian (1990) [​IMG]
    Rampage (1988) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    C.A.T. Squad: Python Wolf (1988) (TV)
    C.A.T. Squad (1986) (TV)
    To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    Deal of the Century (1983) [​IMG]
    Cruising (1980) (Own the DVD)
    The Brink's Job (1978) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Sorcerer (1977) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Fritz Lang Interviewed by William Friedkin (1974)
    The Exorcist (1973) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    The French Connection (1971) [​IMG][​IMG]
    The Boys in the Band (1970) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968) [​IMG][​IMG]
    The Birthday Party (1968) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Good Times (1967) [​IMG][​IMG]
    The People vs. Paul Crump (1962) (TV)
    Seen 20
    Own 4
     
  6. Steve Christou

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    Rules of Engagement (2000) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Guardian (1990) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Deal of the Century (1983) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Cruising (1980) [​IMG]
    Sorcerer (1977) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Exorcist (1973) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The French Connection (1971) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Rankings
    1)The Exorcist
    2)The French Connection
    3)To Live and Die in L.A.
    4)The Guardian
    5)Rules of Engagement
     
  7. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
    Seen: 5
    Like: 1
    Own: 1
    Rank order:

    The French Connection (1971)
    The Brink's Job (1978)
    To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
    The Exorcist (1973)
    Rules of Engagement (2000)

    I love the French Connection. I loathe the racist trash that is Rules of Engagement. I can't say much without violating HTF rules, but everything that's wrong with U.S. foreign policy is reflected in the attitudes of that horrible film.
     
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    Rules of Engagement (2000) - [​IMG][​IMG] - don't remember much but Jackson
    To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) - [​IMG][​IMG] - gorgeous photography though
    The Exorcist (1973) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The French Connection (1971) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Rules of Engagement (2000)

    Jade (1995)

    Blue Chips (1994)

    C.A.T. Squad (1986) (TV)

    To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

    Sorcerer (1977)

    The French Connection (1971)

    "To Live and Die in L.A." is one of my favorite films, and I LOOOOOOOOVE "Sorcerer" -- waiting for a proper DVD release on that one!
     
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    The Exorcist (1973) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Bug (2006) [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    In order of merit:

    1.The French Connection (1971) ****

    2.The Exorcist (1973) ***1/2

    3.The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968) ***

    4.The Birthday Party (1968) ***

    5.The Boys in the Band (1970) ***

    6.To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) **1/2

    7.The Hunted (2003) **1/2

    8.The Guardian (1990) **

    9.Cruising (1980) *1/2

    Even though I seriously doubt whether it will prove to be superior to Henri-Georges Clouzot's THE WAGES OF FEAR (1953), I'd love to watch Friedkin's misleadingly-titled remake, SORCERER (1977); hopefully, I'll be given that chance when Criterion re-issues WAGES as a (probable) 2-Disc Set later on in the year.
     
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    Ratings on a scale of * to *****:
    1: Sorcerer (1977) *****
    2: Bug (2006) *****
    3: Cruising (1980) ****½
    4: To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) ****½
    5: Rampage (1988) ***½
    6: The Exorcist (1973) ***
    7: The French Connection (1971) ***
    8: The Hunted (2003) **½
    9: The Guardian (1990) **
    10: Jade (1995) **
    11: Rules of Engagement (2000) *½
    Own 3
     
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    1. The Exorcist
    2. To Live And Die In LA
    3. The French Connection
    4. Blue Chips
    5. Jade
     
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    Rules of Engagement (2000)

    12 Angry Men (1997) (TV) (Own VHS)

    To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) (Own special edition DVD)

    Deal of the Century (1983) (Own VHS)

    The Brink's Job (1978)

    Sorcerer (1977)

    The Exorcist (1973)

    The French Connection (1971) (Own VHS)

    The Boys in the Band (1970)

    The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)

    Good Times (1967)

    "The Exorcist" put me to sleep the first time I saw it on the big screen. While it had the potential to be a great movie, it just didn't come across well enough to be that good. I liked the book better, still do.

    "Deal of the Century" one of the better comedies out there considering the subject matter and the time it was released.

    "The French Connection" is still one of the all time great dramas on film. Well written screenplay, and very well acted.

    "To Live and Die In L.A." good screenplay, great twist at the end, and to depit a cop as someone you can love and hate all in the same character is uniquely creative. The acting was what made the story believable.

    "12 Angry Men" for a remake to bring together a cast that could pull off the dramatic tension that was evident in the original was done in this film. I enjoyed this, unlike most remakes, it didn't stray from the original premise making it worth watching more than once.
     
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    Updated with Cruising (1980).
     
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    Updated with Sorcerer (1977).
     
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    The Hunted (2003) - 3/10
    The Exorcist (1973) - 9/10
    The French Connection (1971) - 6/10
     
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    Updated with Bug (2006).
     
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    Update:
    Fritz Lang Interviewed by William Friedkin - B+
     

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