Guest Picks: William Friedkin

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William Friedkin at WNYC May 1, 2013

Pioneering director William Friedkin was a guest on the show May 1, with guest host Anna Sale. He pointed out that on May 1, 1941, Orson Welles' masterpiece "Citizen Kane" opened. It's the film that made Friedkin want to become a filmmaker. He shared a few of his favorite things with us while he was here.



What have you read or seen over the past year (book, play, film, etc…) that moved or surprised you?

     Proust’s A la Recherche du Temps Perdu

What are you listening to right now?

     Anna Sale

What’s the last great book you read?

     Proust’s A la Recherche du Temps Perdu

What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect?

     The MGM musicals of the 40’s & 50’s

What’s your favorite comfort food?

     Hot dogs from Papaya King (plain, with no mustard or sauerkraut)