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Friedkin looks back on 'The French Connection,' 'The Exorcist' and life

"The Friedkin Connection," by WIlliam Friedkin

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Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin is out with a new book chronicling his rise from a poor urban neighborhood the the height of Hollywood elite.

Director of "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist," Friedkin gives readers a behind the scenes look at how his films came to life - from how the Exorcist's demon voice was created to whom he considered for the lead role of Popeye.

William Friedkin, director of "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist" and more

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