To Live and Die in L.A.

In the latest episode of the Movie Matters podcast, returning to the airwaves after a brief hiatus, co-hosts Lee Howard and Michael Mackenzie explore the work of maverick director William Friedkin through two distinctly different films: 2006's chilling shocker BUG, starring Ashley Judd and Michael Shannon, and the 1985 crime thriller TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A., starring William Petersen and Willem Dafoe. In addition, we also provide an overview of Friedkin's career as a director and recount our own relationships with his output.

The music in this episode is sampled from KILLER JOE by Tyler Bates, THE EXORCIST by Mike Oldfield, SORCERER by Tangerine Dream, JADE by James Horner and TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. by Wang Chung.

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Created by Lee Howard & Michael Mackenzie
Music/audio selection by Michael Mackenzie & Lee Howard
Edited by Michael Mackenzie

Links for reference:
Masterclasswith William Friedkin moderated by Nicolas Winding Refn
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls by Peter Biskind at
The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir by William Friedkin at