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Watch: William Friedkin Spends 15 Minutes Talking About His Favorite Films Of All Time

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 8, 2014 at 4:08PM

Yesterday, William Friedkin fans (and let's face it, fans of good movies in general) got the welcome news that the director's long, legally entangled '70s cult thriller "Sorcerer" was finally coming to home video with a brand spanking new restoration. And to keep that good feeling going, we've got another treat for you.
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William Friedkin

Yesterday, William Friedkin fans (and let's face it, fans of good movies in general) got the welcome news that the director's long, legally entangled '70s cult thriller "Sorcerer" was finally coming to home video with a brand spanking new restoration. And to keep that good feeling going, we've got another treat for you.

In our travels around the interwebs today, we stumbled across this pretty great video feature for Fade In magazine from 2012, in which they enlisted the gregarious Friedkin to talk about this favorite films. And it's awesome. The filmmaker doesn't just run down a list a movies, but instead talks deeply about his wide-ranging love of cinema from the sci-fi of Ridley Scott to the grim dramas of the Coens to the chase sequences in Buster Keaton's silent films. 

If you need a list of movies to catch up with in 2014, click play, grab a pen and paper and start taking notes. (The Friedkin feature starts after the opening promo stuff for "Killer Joe.")

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