cinephiliabeyond
cinephiliabeyond:

William Friedkin’s Sorcerer failed to charm the critics and the audience back in 1977, when the film came out and was run over by Star Wars at the box office. The tables have turned, however, for this nihilistic, somber and, according to Friedkin, very personal story, and the film’s Blu-ray rebirth marked a clear shift in its status among film lovers. Sorcerer, starring Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal and Amidou, is one of the overlooked treasures of the past, lying in silence for the lucky explorer’s delight. A loose remake of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s 1953 thriller The Wages of Fear, based on Georges Arnaud’s novel Le Salaire de la peur, Sorcerer was written by The Wild Bunch‘s Walon Green, a great screenplay we’ve been lucky enough to finally unearth. Dig your claws deep into the magic of the seventies!
“I wanted to make an action-adventure film that had a more profound meaning, like the mystery of fate, and that’s what Sorcerer’s about”

cinephiliabeyond:

William Friedkin’s Sorcerer failed to charm the critics and the audience back in 1977, when the film came out and was run over by Star Wars at the box office. The tables have turned, however, for this nihilistic, somber and, according to Friedkin, very personal story, and the film’s Blu-ray rebirth marked a clear shift in its status among film lovers. Sorcerer, starring Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal and Amidou, is one of the overlooked treasures of the past, lying in silence for the lucky explorer’s delight. A loose remake of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s 1953 thriller The Wages of Fear, based on Georges Arnaud’s novel Le Salaire de la peur, Sorcerer was written by The Wild Bunch‘s Walon Green, a great screenplay we’ve been lucky enough to finally unearth. Dig your claws deep into the magic of the seventies!

I wanted to make an action-adventure film that had a more profound meaning, like the mystery of fate, and that’s what Sorcerer’s about