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Friedkin, William

Works: 204 works in 701 publications in 9 languages and 17,180 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Horror films  Legal films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Police films  Film noir  Crime films  Car-chase films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Performer, Scenarist, Film editor, Producer, fmd, Interviewee, Editor, Restager , Other, Interviewer, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Friedkin
The exorcist by William Friedkin( Visual )

150 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,650 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
The French connection by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

27 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alain Chanier is a dapper businessman from Marseilles, France, who is in reality a drug lord working on a big score - selling $32 million worth of heroin in New York City. But his potential buyer - small-time hood Salvatore Boca - is being tailed by two undercover NYC cops, James "Popeye" Doyle and Buddy "Cloudy" Russo. The more Popeye and Cloudy dig, the closer they get - to the mysterious 'French connection' and a final showdown between the dealers and the police
Rules of engagement by Peter Morwood( Visual )

43 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonel Terry Childers is a patriot and war hero until a peacekeeping mission in Yemen runs into trouble. He is court martialled for breaking the rules of engagement by killing unarmed civilians. Childers must fight to clear his name
M by Joseph Losey( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in German and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social melodrama based on the Dusseldorf child murders of 1929. Peter Lorre plays the murderer who is finally hunted down by the city's organized crime syndicate
The hunted by Benicio del Toro( Visual )

40 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,053 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
Killer Joe by William Friedkin( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Killer' Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) is a Dallas detective who moonlights as a hit man with the charm of a Southern gentleman. Chris (Emile Hirsch) hires Joe to kill his mother in order to collect her life insurance and pay off his debts. When Chris can't pay for the service up front, Joe takes Chris's sister Dottie (Juno Temple) as a retainer until he can be paid"--Container
Bug by William Friedkin( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in German and English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eine Kellnerin, die unter ihrem gewalttätigen Ex-Ehemann leidet, lernt einen stillen Veteranen aus dem Irak-Krieg kennen. [...] Die einsamen, zutiefst verunsicherten Menschen steigern sich in einen gemeinsamen Wahnsinn. Der subtil entwickelte Psychothriller macht die innere Not seiner Protagonisten erfahrbar, indem er durch seine räumliche und personelle Konzentration eine beängstigende klaustrophobische Situation beschwört." []
The boys in the band( Visual )

17 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and German and held by 588 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
To live and die in L.A by William Friedkin( Visual )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Secret Service agent bends and breaks the law to nab an artist/counterfeiter in Los Angeles
A decade under the influence by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cast of pioneering writers, directors, and actors talk about the 70's, their films and their colleagues
Blue chips by William Friedkin( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the brink of a losing season, a collegiate basketball coach makes a trade for talent using under-the-table money. Now he has the best team that money can buy at the risk of betraying his conscience and the trust of his ex-wife
Sorcerer by William Friedkin( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four men must transport a dangerous cargo of nitroglycerine over treacherous terrain in order to stop an oil fire
The Leopard Man by Jacques Tourneur( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Leopard Man (66 min.): A leopard escapes from a nightclub and proceeds to wreak havoc on the populace
12 Angry Men by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twaalf juryleden moeten beslissen of een jongen die van moord op zijn vader wordt verdacht, schuldig is
Making the boys( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 270 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 III by William Peter Blatty( Visual )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2015 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
Cruising by William Friedkin( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 218 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 exorcist the complete anthology( Visual )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete anthology of all six Exorcist films, including the original, a longer version of the original, 2 sequels and 2 prequels
The night they raided Minsky's by William Friedkin( Visual )

10 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1925 a beautiful young Amish woman leaves her strict family household and comes to New York City with the hope of becoming a dancer. There she becomes involved wtih a burlesque comic and by accident invents the strip tease
The People versus Paul Crump( Visual )

7 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Crump, who robbed the Chicago stockyards on March 20, 1953, with four other black men, shot one guard to death. He was sentenced to die in the electric chair. William Friedkin met Crump in the Cook County Jail. Friedkin was impressed by the "model prisoner", Crump. Friedkin produced this documentary as an impassionate plea for Crump's return to society
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Friedkin, Billy.

Friedkin, Billy 1935-

Hurricane Billy.

Hurricane Billy 1935-

William Friedkin Amerikaans filmregisseur

William Friedkin cineasta estadounidense

William Friedkin réalisateur, scénariste et producteur américain

William Friedkin regista statunitense

William Friedkin reżyser amerykański

William Friedkin US-amerikanischer Regisseur, Drehbuchautor und Produzent

Вилијам Фридкин

Вільям Фрідкін

Фридкин, Уильям

Ուիլյամ Ֆրիդկին

ויליאם פרידקין

ویلیام فریدکین

উইলিয়াম ফ্রিডকিন

윌리엄 프리드킨

프레드킨, 윌리엄 1939-

프리드킨, 윌리엄 1939-


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