William Friedkin, who passed away on August 7, was one of the most important filmmakers of the 20th century and won an Oscar at some point in his career.
“He started on television, gradually finding the cinematic language that took him to billboards around the world, remembers the film critic José Antonio Valdés Pea, who talks about his career.
William Friedkin Movies To Watch This Weekend
The boys in the band
1968 film, controversial due to the subject matter of homosexuality and the way it was approached, based on a play that was also recently “flipped” by Netflix.
Contact in France
A film that represents the director’s first major success. It’s the movie that made Gene Hackman, who plays a cop nicknamed “Popeye,” a huge Hollywood star.
It’s the movie that placed the director in the history of cinema. 2023 will mark the 50th anniversary of the film, an adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s bestseller, in which a girl is possessed by a demon.
A 1977 film in which the director takes us to the jungles of South America, where some “outlaws of society” agree to transport nitroglycerin in trucks that travel dangerous roads, turning them into time bombs.
movie in which Al Pacino In 1980 he played a police officer who poses as a homosexual to infiltrate extremely seedy milieus in search of a murderer who will target precisely members of the homosexual community.
Live and die in LA
1985 movie In Mexico is very successful. It tells the story of a police officer, played by William Petersen, who searches for the killer of his partner in a drug network in a city that is becoming a terrain of passion and crime.
Bug and Killer Joe
Films where William Friedkin shows once again why he was one of the avant-gardists for the psychological thriller.
For his part killer joe shows Matthew Mc Conaug Joe plays a corrupt cop who is a hitman in his spare time.
The data: William Friedkin is still published, post mortema film at the Venice Film Festival, a remake of The Caine Mutiny.