Favorite Friedkin Following The Exorcist

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What is your favorite Friedkin film post-Exorcist?

Poll closed May 18, 2010.
  1. Sorcerer

    8 vote(s)
    9.5%
  2. The Brink's Job

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Cruising

    15 vote(s)
    17.9%
  4. Deal of the Century

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  5. To Live and Die in L.A.

    28 vote(s)
    33.3%
  6. Rampage

    3 vote(s)
    3.6%
  7. The Guardian

    12 vote(s)
    14.3%
  8. Blue Chips

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  9. Jade

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  10. Rules of Engagement

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  11. The Hunted

    4 vote(s)
    4.8%
  12. Bug

    8 vote(s)
    9.5%
  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    In the early seventies William Friedkin was for a brief moment the king of American cinema, the one-two punch of THE FRENCH CONNECTION and THE EXORCIST certainly cemented him as a director to watch. Then came the ambitious bombs SORCERER and CRUISING, and ever since Friedkin's been struggling to get box office and critical notices. He may have struggled hardest with the Joe Eszterhas flop, JADE, released earlier this month on Blu-ray from Lionsgate. Still, he's had quite the career all things considered - which is your favorite post-Exorcist?
     
  2. indrid13

    indrid13 Well-Known Member

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    CRUISING then SORCERER and LA. Sadly I haven't seen the other films.
     
  3. rhett

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    Well, those are three good ones to watch, for sure!
     
  4. zompirejoe

    zompirejoe Active Member

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    The Guardian for me. I saw it in the theaters when it first came out and didn't think much of it. It has really grown on me in the following years.
     
  5. Paff

    Paff Super Moderator

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    I went with To Live and Die in LA, despite only having seen it once. It did leave quite an impression. But I enjoy Sorcerer too.
     
  6. Cujo108

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    Sorcerer is his best film.
     
  7. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    So many great films. But I had to vote for Rampage. it's very hard to track down in the US (I think) but it really is one of Fredkin's best, an unconventional and truly thought provoking film.
     
  8. soxfan666

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    I went with L.A. I have watched it a few times in the past few years on Encore and it is a great movie. It is very downbeat, which gives it a sense of realism to me.
     
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    Sorcerer is my favorite. One of the best remakes ever. I like most of his films though. Except for Cruising. I only watched it once, but it seemed like a huge depressing mess. I remember Jade actually being enjoyable, and I’ve always thought of it as the third part of his car chase trilogy. Rules of Engagement was very well directed and I thought Bug and Hunted were well made, so the guy hasn’t lost his mojo.
     
  10. dave13

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    i've only seen 5 of those (bug, the hunted, the guardian, rules of engagement, and jade). while i wouldn't say i hated any of them, i really didn't care for bug too much, and rules of engagement left no impression whatsoever. i barely remember it. i remember liking the guardian as a piece of schlocky cheese, and jade was certainly one i watched a few times as a teenager (the unrated version - wtf lionsgate?). But the only one that i've seen that i really and truly loved was the hunted. i've shown it to so many people, and i really feel that its a great example of storytelling reduced to its most basic. that movie is every other chase movie made in the 90's boiled down to its absolute barest essentials, and it rocks.

    i just recently saw wages of fear for the first time, so i'd be interested in seeing sorcerer. and i hear nothing but good things about to live and die in la, so maybe i should check that out.
     
  11. ekent

    ekent The Lord's Arm of Justice

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    Just watched To Live and Die in LA for an upcoming podcast episode and I have to give that one the edge, even over French Connection. The plot was decent enough to move the film but it was supported by its action scenes and montage sequences. A fun little 80's drama/action piece.
     
  12. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    To Live and Die in LA is one of my favorite films!
     
  13. _pi_

    _pi_ Peace, bitch

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    Cruising
     
  14. buck135

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    Went with Jade. Even bought the Blu-Ray. Picture quality sucks. What did I expect for $10? Judging from how bad the picture of French Connection was butchered, I'm getting nervous about Exorcist.
     
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    cruising was awesome. i would have picked 'to live and die' but the credits music killed the whole movie for me.
     
  16. DrHerbertWest

    DrHerbertWest For Your Health

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    To Live & Die In L.A. is awwwwwesome.
     
  17. Erick H.

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    TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. is a great film.SORCERER and RAMPAGE (despite being cut by the studio) are badly underrated.
     
  18. satans-sadists

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    To Live and Die In L.A. would be my favorite. Bug is my least favorite.
     
  19. SaviniFan

    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    Cruising. Easily.
     
  20. Katatonia

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    My exact choices as well. ;)
     

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