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Friedkin's Cannes entry Bug

WilliamFriedkin.jpgWilliam Friedkin has just taken his new film to Cannes, it's called Bug, and through all the questions of Exorcist movie sequels and prequels, the story sounds genuinely freaky and perhaps worth hunting down.

Featuring Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon and Harry Connick Jr., "Bug" is a freakish love story between a man and woman caught in potentially delusional conspiracies about a government plot to infect the population with burrowing insects...

...the film plays out almost entirely in the claustrophobic confines of Agnes' motel room, where Peter spins crazy stories of bugs implanted in his body and mind-control experiments carried out by the military on him and such fellow travelers as Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh...

...a frantically dark and disturbing performance as the characters take extreme action to shut out the world and remove the real or imagined bugs from their bodies.

It's adapted from a play written by Tracy Letts and backed by a few other writers including Bryan Singer. Sounds quite odd, and from the write up The Guardian has it appears to be quite paranoid and disturbing.

Friedkin does also say something interesting on the Exorcist saga...

It would be like if you told me there was an enormous car crash on the Croisette with dead bodies all over the street and blood everywhere and broken glass. I wouldn't be compelled to go out and look at it. I understand what it is. I don't want to see it. That's what I feel about the 'Exorcist' sequels.

It's worth noting that he says he hasn't seen any of them.



I know I have seen at least one of his films, and I was right, it's Al Pacino's "Cruising". Wouldnt mind seeing this new film of his though.



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