Author of "The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir", published by Harper.
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[on Citizen Kane
(1941)] It's kind of a quarry for filmmakers, like James Joyce
's "Ulysses" is a quarry for writers. It seemed to me, on reflection, to synthesize all of the art forms: photography, lighting, acting, music, editing, and writing. And I realized, soon after, that film could really transcend the other arts and synthesize them.
His video for Laura Branigan
's song "self control" has never been shown in its entirety on MTV. Friedkin's uncut version features a brief shot of a female breast.