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Article: The Friedkin Connection (William Friedkin)

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The Friedkin Connection (William Friedkin)

In American film director, producer, and screenwriter William Friedkin's memoir The Friedkin Connection, Friedkin shares his experiences and reflections on his life and career in the film industry. He talks about his upbringing in Chicago, his early days in Hollywood, and the making of some of his most iconic films, including The French Connection, The Exorcist, and Sorcerer.

Friedkin also delves into the details of the filmmaking process, from script development to casting and working with actors. He provides insights into the creative decisions he made during the production of his films and the challenges he faced along the way. 

Throughout the book, Friedkin's writing style is conversational and engaging, with a candid tone that provides a glimpse into the mind of one of the most successful directors in American cinema. He shares personal stories, anecdotes, and behind-the-scenes details that will be of interest to film buffs and aspiring filmmakers alike.

SUMMARY: The Friedkin Connection is an insightful and entertaining memoir that provides a window into the world of filmmaking through the eyes of a master director. It is a must-read for fans of Friedkin's work, and anyone interested in the art and craft of filmmaking.

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