William Friedkin – American Film Institute
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THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971) – AFI Movie Club

Featuring one of cinema’s great car chases – a visceral, frenetic race against an elevated train – director William Friedkin’s THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971) was included among the American Film Institute’s record of the greatest films of all time – both the original list and its 10th anniversary edition – and also on AFI’s list...
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AFI Movie Club: THE EXORCIST

Starring Ellen Burstyn (who was part of the inaugural AFI DWW class) as a mother whose young daughter is possessed by the demon Pazuzu, THE EXORCIST (1973) is director William Friedkin’s terrifying adaptation of the bestselling novel by William Peter Blatty and appears on the American Film Institute’s list of cinema’s most heart-pounding thrillers –...
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