'The Exorcist' director William Friedkin dies
'The Exorcist' director William Friedkin dies
Horror movie director William Friedkin has passed away at the age of 87.

According to foreign media such as the Associated Press on the 7th (local time), Friedkin passed away at his home in Los Angeles, USA. Family members said the deceased suffered from heart failure and pneumonia.

Director William Friedkin's film 'French Connection' (1971) swept five awards at the Academy Awards the following year, including Best Picture and Best Director. This film depicts the struggle of two detectives to track down a drug supplier, and is considered an impressive work for its depiction of obsession close to madness and a thrilling car chase scene.

The 1973 film ' The Exorcist ' has been called a masterpiece of horror and was nominated for the first Academy Award for Best Picture. ' The Exorcist ' is based on William Peter Blatty's 1971 novel ' The Exorcist ', which tells the story of a girl possessed by a demon. A horror film dealing with a surrealist phenomenon, the focus is on the exorcism of Catholic priests trying to save a girl.

William Friedkin continued his activities until his death. His posthumous film, 'The Cane's Rebellion', is about to be released at the Venice Film Festival this month.

Reporter Ha-neul Lee, Ten Asia greenworld@tenasia.co.kr translated by google