Category Archives: Roy Scheider

Auto Added by WPeMatico

Scene Is Believing: Jaws

  The Indianapolis speech There’s an old truism that goes “If it ain’t on the page, it ain’t on the stage.” That doesn’t necessarily mean a screenplay arrives at day one, take one, fully formed, immaculate. Many hands seemingly made light work of the Jaws script: novelist Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb (the main man), director Steven Spielberg, […]

Powered by WPeMatico

Sorcerer: Friedkin’s Ballbreaker

“What I did on Sorcerer makes Jaws look like a picnic!” Roy Scheider Jungle drums were sounding the call for William Friedkin’s blood in 1977. Critics judged Sorcerer, his loose remake of George Clouzot’s The Wages Of Fear, filmed in the wilds of the Dominican Republic, an act of hubris out of step with the […]

Powered by WPeMatico

William Friedkin’s Sorcerer Arrives In Cinemas & On Blu-ray This November

One of cinemas lost classics; Sorcerer will return to cinemas for one night on 3 November, with a Blu-ray release following on 6 November. From William Friedkin (The Exorcist, To Live and Die in LA) comes Sorcerer. Arriving for the first time on Blu-ray, Sorcerer is a tense thriller exploring fate and destiny. We have […]

Powered by WPeMatico