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Friedkin, William

Works: 303 works in 973 publications in 9 languages and 18,535 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  History  Crime films  Fiction  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films  Documentary films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Author, Producer, Restager , Performer, Scenarist, Film editor, Editor, Illustrator, Interviewer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Friedkin
The French connection by William Friedkin( Visual )

120 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 3,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two New York City narcotics detectives learn of a scheme to smuggle a large quantity of heroin inside an automobile being shipped from France
The exorcist by William Friedkin( Visual )

100 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actress Chris MacNeil becomes increasingly disturbed by the inexplicable behavior of her 12-year-old daughter Regan--mouthing obscenities, predicting the murder of one of Chris's friends, and urinating in public. Doctors and psychologists have no explanation and as a last option, Chris consults a priest. Father Damian Karras, a Jesuit who is having doubts about his own faith following his mother's death, investigates. Karras comes to no other conclusion that Regan is possessed by a demon. Father Merrin, an older Jesuit, helps Father Karras perform an exorcism, battling the demons inside the child. As much a film about Catholicism and the crisis of faith in the modern world as possession, the Exorcist remains a brilliant horror film, one with an archetypal ability to reach and disturb viewers
Rules of engagement by William Friedkin( Visual )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facing a court martial after the peacekeeping mission he led in Yemen ends in disaster, Col. Terry Childers turns to Hays Hodges, a lawyer whose life he saved in Vietnam
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a serial killer is stalking the children of the city, everyone, including the criminal underworld, wants to see him brought down. The story is based on the Düsseldorf child murders of 1929
Killer Joe by William Friedkin( Visual )

30 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Killer' Joe Cooper is a Dallas detective who doubles as a hitman with the charm of a Southern gentleman. Chris hires Joe to kill his mother in order to collect her life insurance and pay off his debts. When Chris is unable to pay for the service up front, Joe takes Chris's sister Dottie as a retainer until he can be paid
The hunted by William Friedkin( Visual )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aaron Hallam is one of the U.S. military's most skilled hand-to-hand combat operatives. Plagued by traumatic flashbacks of death and destruction, he regresses into a feral, survivalist state in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. There, he deliberately and elaborately hunts and kills poachers who happen to cross his path. When the FBI investigates the murders, they call in the man who taught Hallam everything he knows: retiree L.T. Bonham. As the instructor pursues his unhinged former pupil, Bonham begins to learn about key events in Hallam's life that pushed him over the edge
Bug by William Friedkin( Visual )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely waitress trying to avoid her abusive husband and a delusional Gulf War veteran share a rundown motel room and become convinced that they are part of a government conspiracy and their bodies have been infested with bugs
To live and die in L.A by William Friedkin( Visual )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Secret Service agent bends and breaks the law to nab an artist/counterfeiter in Los Angeles
The boys in the band( Visual )

12 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A witty, perceptive and devastating look at the personal agendas and suppressed revelations swirling among a group of gay men in Manhattan. Harold is celebrating a birthday, and his friend Michael has drafted some friends to help commemorate the event. As the evening progresses, the alcohol flows, the knives come out, and Michael's demand that the group participate in a devious telephone game unleashes dormant and unspoken emotions
A decade under the influence( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cast of pioneering writers, directors, and actors talk about the 70's, their films and their colleagues
Sorcerer( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four men must transport a dangerous cargo of nitroglycerine over treacherous terrain in order to stop an oil fire
12 angry men by Reginald Rose( Visual )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man's fate lies in the hands of 12 men from all walks of life, each with his own agenda, fears and personal demons. Fortunately, this is an open-and-shut case--or is it?
Blue chips by William Friedkin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Leopard Man by Jacques Tourneur( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Leopard Man (66 min.): A leopard escapes from a nightclub and proceeds to wreak havoc on the populace
Making the boys( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores the drama, struggle, and enduring legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to successfully reach a mainstream audience. The boys in the band sparked heated controversy that still exists four decades later. Featuring anecdotes from the surviving cast and filmmakers"--Container
William Peter Blatty's The exorcist( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl becomes possessed by the devil and causes several violent deaths before she can be cured. Added footage includes a "nervous disorder" diagnosis, expansion of Father Merrin's arrival before the ritual, priestly doubts during the ritual, an epilogue with Lt. Kinderman and Father Dyer, and a shattering staircase descent by Regan
Cruising by William Friedkin( Visual )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve Burns is sent undercover to find a serial killer who brutally slays and dismembers gay men in New York's S & M subculture. Working almost completely isolated from his department, he has to learn and practice the rules of this little society
The night they raided Minsky's by William Friedkin( Visual )

10 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1925 a beautiful young Amish woman leaves her strict family household and comes to New York City in hopes of becoming a dancer. There she becomes involved with a burlesque comic and by accident invents the strip tease
The films of William Friedkin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through in-depth interviews, behind the scenes footage and clips from his films, William Friedkin talks about the ideas, influences, motivations, struggles and successes behind his work. Includes filmography and weblink
Jade by William Friedkin( Visual )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A D.A. is up to his neck in a case that may lead where he doesn't want to go. The psychologist wife of his longtime pal is bold, uninhibited and capable of anything--maybe even murder
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Friedkin, Billy.

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Hurricane Billy 1935-

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