Director William Friedkin Makes A New 'Connection' - KMSP-TV

Director William Friedkin Makes A New 'Connection'

Posted: Updated:

When the Oscar winning director of "The French Connection" shot that iconic chase scene, he broke a lot of laws. That's one of the stories William Friedkin shared with Steve, Maria, and Kris Jenner Thursday morning. In his new book "The Friedkin Connection", he gives some behind the scenes dish on that movie and many others.

Friedkin talks about how he isn't the type of director who says "we used to do it better" and actually heaps praise on one very successful action franchise. Friedkin also talks about how he called one script "trash" in front of the writer and how that brutal honesty helped land him the job of directing "The Exorcist" thanks to that writer.

Fun Facts about William Friedkin:

  • Directed the movies "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist"
  • Won the Academy Award for Best Director
  • His first feature film was "Good Times" featuring Sonny and Cher
  • Directed an episode of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"

(Source: Wikipedia)

William Friedkin will be at the LA Times Festival Of Books this Saturday at 3:00pm at USC. ‘The Friedkin Connection' is available now. You can follow William on Twitter: @WilliamFriedkin

  • The Latest From Good Day LAMore>>

  • Bill Medley: The Time Of My Life

    Bill Medley: The Time Of My Life

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:59:36 GMT
    Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers was here. In his new book ‘Time Of My Life’, Medley talks about his time with Bobby Hatfield and their string of hit songs.
    Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers was here. In his new book ‘Time Of My Life’, Medley talks about his time with Bobby Hatfield and their string of hit songs.
  • Prom Season Looks with Sadie Murray

    Prom Season Looks with Sadie Murray

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:50:05 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] It’s Prom season and although shopping for the perfect dress, shoes and accessories can be half the fun, it can also become quite costly as well. Lifestyle Expert and Blogger Sadie Murray from Sadie Says stopped by with some affordable options that are trendy, chic, and won’t leave your wallet empty.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] It’s Prom season and although shopping for the perfect dress, shoes and accessories can be half the fun, it can also become quite costly as well. Lifestyle Expert and Blogger Sadie Murray from Sadie Says stopped by with some affordable options that are trendy, chic, and won’t leave your wallet empty.
  • Tom Green: I Sit Back And Let Them Go

    Tom Green: I Sit Back And Let Them Go

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:26:27 GMT
    Tom Green is about to begin a third season hosting his talk show, ‘Tom Green Live.’
    Tom Green is about to begin a third season hosting his talk show, ‘Tom Green Live.’
  • Celebrity InterviewsCelebrity InterviewsMore>>

  • Bill Medley: The Time Of My Life

    Bill Medley: The Time Of My Life

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:59:36 GMT
    Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers was here. In his new book ‘Time Of My Life’, Medley talks about his time with Bobby Hatfield and their string of hit songs.
    Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers was here. In his new book ‘Time Of My Life’, Medley talks about his time with Bobby Hatfield and their string of hit songs.
  • Tom Green: I Sit Back And Let Them Go

    Tom Green: I Sit Back And Let Them Go

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:26:27 GMT
    Tom Green is about to begin a third season hosting his talk show, ‘Tom Green Live.’
    Tom Green is about to begin a third season hosting his talk show, ‘Tom Green Live.’
  • Carol Leifer: Lessons From A Life In Comedy

    Carol Leifer: Lessons From A Life In Comedy

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:18:31 GMT
    Our old friend Carol Leifer was with us. Her latest book is called ‘How To Succeed In Business Without Really Crying: Lessons From A Life In Comedy.’
    Our old friend Carol Leifer was with us. Her latest book is called ‘How To Succeed In Business Without Really Crying: Lessons From A Life In Comedy.’
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices