points us to the bizarre story of director William Friedkin, perhaps most well known for directing both The French Connection
and The Exorcist
in the early 1970s. However, right now he's in a bit of a legal dispute with both Paramount and Universal studios
, who co-produced the film that came after both of those films, called Sorcerer
. While not a box office success, apparently there's a fair bit of interest in the film these days, and there have been requests for Friedkin to screen it, and for him to appear and talk about it. However, Paramount and Universal both seem confused about who holds what rights -- and while both seem to claim some rights to the film, neither seems to know what those are (and at least Paramount claims it no longer can find a print of the film, though Friedkin says...