Tag Archives: Roy Scheider

March 2019 Viewing Diary

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017; d. Catherine Bainbridge) Mum came and visited me and we watched this amazing documentary about the contributions Native Americans have made to music. It starts with Link Wray. I loved this documentary … Continue reading

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Sorcerer (1977); Dir. William Friedkin

The film was pretty much dead on arrival when it opened in 1977. Friedkin had been riding a high wave with The French Connection and The Exorcist – the American auteur thing was spiralling out of control (but damn, it … Continue reading

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Roy Scheider: A perfect gentleman

The Siren has a moving tribute up to Roy Scheider. Sniff.

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“Because I need it.”

The most moving Roy Scheider tribute I’ve read yet.

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1970s posters

A fantastic tribute to Roy Scheider.

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R.I.P., Roy Scheider

Sad sad news. New York Times obit here. More thoughts at Cinematical. Here’s Jonathan’s post – he includes a clip from Sorcerer. And here is a not-to-be-missed post on Scheider from Jeremy at Moon in the Gutter. A compilation of … Continue reading

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All That Jazz: Remembering and Loving Erzebet Foldi

First of all: A great post about the opening sequence. He really breaks it down, why it’s so damn good. I love All That Jazz. I saw it when I was a kid, at Edwards Hall up on campus – … Continue reading

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On Billy Friedkin

Great picture of him here – kind of noir-ish. And that photo has set my mind a-rambling. I have been watching Billy Friedkin movies before I even knew who the guy was. The Exorcist basically ruined my childhood. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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