The French Connection : French Film Poster
Unreleased Criterion Design Concepts from the Midnight Marauder Vault :
John Schlesinger’s “Marathon Man”
Starring Dustin Hoffman, Roy Scheider and Laurence Olivier
Criterion Cover for William Friedkin’s 1977 “Sorcerer”
William Friedkin one of the seminal directors of the 70’s with such hits as The French Connection and The Exorcist. Set out in the heart of the Dominican Republic to shoot what would prove to be his most ambitious project to date. The film would be an epic remake of the french classic "The Wages of Fear" but would be renamed Sorcerer instead. The picture stands as a testament of a true Hollywood visionary. Not too many directors at the time would have taken such a challenge. Friedkin and his crew worked tirelessly under savage conditions on Sorcerer. The film tells the Tale of a group of outcasts hired to work in an oil drilling company in South America, after a horrific disaster at their camp site; They set out to drive two ancient trucks filled with unstable and dangerous dynamite into miles of treacherous jungle, with their fates hanging in the balance.
Friedkin has stated that the film is his personal favorite.
I know that it’s a film that i have marveled at for quite sometime, and that I have attempted to work on several designs for the better part of a year.
So i hope that with this Criterion cover the powers that be will find a way to get the film out in all it’s glory to the masses of fans who have be craving for it.
Please help me in spreading the message out to Friedkin himself, he has a wonderful Twitter account that I highly recommend regardless of this post. Support the man !! He has a new film coming out called “Killer Joe" which looks amazing.
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