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Director of 'The Exorcist' is TCM's recent guest programmer

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Next Wed, July 23, TCM's newest guest programmer is the director of such classics as "The Exorcist," "The French Connection," William Friedkin. This prime-time event starts at 8 p.m. ET and it's a four movie event. The following four movies that will be airing are:

1. "Bullitt" (8 p.m.)

Peter Yates directed this popular 1968 cop thriller that starred Steve McQueen in one of his most iconic roles. In the film McQueen played a police officer that will stop at nothing to figure out the murder of his key witness that was against a mobster. Jacqueline Bisset also starred in this Yates movie.

2. "The Treasures of the Sierra Madre" (10:15)

John Huston directed this adventure epic that starred Humphrey Bogart. The 1948 movie is about three prospectors that deal with greed and gold in the Mexican mountains. Huston won for Best Director for the movie and his father Walter Huston won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

3. "Belle de Jour" (12:30 a.m.)

"Belle de Jour," is one of the movies to put French actress Catherine Deneuve on the map. Luis Bunuel directed the movie and this 1967 flick is about a bored housewife that decides to to spend her free time has a prostitute.

4. "Blow-Up" (2:15)

Michelangelo Antonioni directed this 1966 movie that is about a photographer that discovers a murder in the background of one of his photos. Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, and David Hemming all starred in the movie.

So that's the list of movies that William Friedkin picked. It's a very interesting and diverse list of movies from a classic crime thriller like "Bullitt" to the Luis Bunuel foreign drama that starred "Belle de Jour." So once again this airs on July 23 on TCM starting 8 p.m. ET.


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