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With Sorcerer, Friedkin is back with yet another great entry in the 1970's American catalog, consolidating his spot as one of the key member of the New Hollywood movement. Not only that, he also accomplished the rare feat of making a good remake, which is all the more impressive when you consider that: A. The original movie, The Wages of Fear, is a staple of the thriller genre made by renowned filmmaker H.G. Clouzot and B. This remake feels very fresh and of its era.
Friedkin also once again proves he isn't afraid to risk it all for his vision, filming a car chase scene in real traffic for The French Connection wasn't enough, now he has to bring a 1-million-dollars bridge of death into the equation.