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Special William Friedkin Podcast
From Killer Joe to The French Connection

29 June 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  

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William Friendkin with Empire's Chris Hewitt and Phil de Semlyen

William Friedkin, the director of The French Connection, The Exorcist, Rampage, Sorceror and now Killer Joe, popped round recently to talk about his career, his passions and, um, fried chicken... and here's the full, unedited, worryingly long podcast interview for you to enjoy at your leisure.

A word of warning, however: you'll probably enjoy this special podcast more a) if you've already watched Killer Joe and b) if you've already watched To Live And Die In L.A.

There is a big To Live And Die In L.A spoiler mentioned at the 38th minute (or so), so if you want to jump four minutes after you hear the words 'To Live And Die In L.A.' then please do so - we've pointed out the particular moment in the SoundCloud stream below.

P.S. Here's the link to our iTunes page, the link to our SoundCloud account and finally our RSS feed, so you can subscribe to the Empire Podcast whichever way you like.


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