William Friedkin obituary09 August 2023 ❤ 0
William Friedkin, the Oscar-winning director of The French Connection and The Exorcist, has died at the age of eighty-seven. Friedkin was a master of suspense and horror, and his films were some of the most influential of their time.
Friedkin was born in Chicago in 1935. He began his career as a television director in the late 1950s, working on shows such as Naked City and Route 66. In 1971, he directed The French Connection, which won five Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. The film was a gritty crime drama about two New York City detectives trying to stop a heroin smuggling ring. It was praised for its realistic portrayal of police work and its intense action sequences.
In 1973, Friedkin directed The Exorcist, which became one of the most successful horror films ever made. It tells the story of a young girl possessed by a demon and her mothers desperate attempts to save her. The film was praised for its psychological depth and its groundbreaking special effects. It won two Academy Awards and is still considered one of the greatest horror films ever made.
Friedkin went on to direct several other successful films including Sorcerer (1977), Cruising (1980), To Live and Die in L.A (1985) and Jade (1995). He also directed several documentaries including The People vs Paul Crump (1962) about an innocent man on death row, and The Boys in Company C (1978) about Vietnam War veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Throughout his career, Friedkin received numerous awards including an honorary Oscar in 2017 for his lifetime achievement in filmmaking. He also received numerous lifetime achievement awards from various film festivals around the world including Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival and more.
William Friedkin will be remembered as one of the greatest directors of all time whose influence can still be felt today in modern cinema. His legacy will live on through his films which continue to inspire filmmakers around the world.
王尔德金随后执导了几部成功的电影，包括1977年的《巫师》、1980年的《巡航》、1985年的《在LA生死存亡》和1995年的《翡翠星夜》。他还执导了几部纪录片，包括1962年关于无辜死囚保罗·克朗姆(Paul Crump) 的 『人民VS保罗·克朗姆』(The People vs Paul Crump) 和1978 年关于老兵在适应后战伤应激障碍方面遭遇困难 的『C 公司中士』(The Boys in Company C) 。
在他整个职业生涯中，王尔德金多次荣获各大奖项，包括2017 年凭借整个电影创作生命中所作出杰出成就而 荣誉 获得 奥斯卡 奖章 。他也多 次 荣 获 来 自 世 界 各 地 的 电 影 节 的 终身 成 就 奖 （Lifetime Achievement Award ） ；包 括 戛 纳 电 影 节、威尼斯电影节、多伦多国际电影节、泰勒乐迪电影节等。