And, somehow, maybe paradoxically, we find that story endlessly irresistible. He also says they took his collar, and she questions if he truly believes it is the collar that gives them their power. Eick's essay applies to both films equally well, in my opinion:. The final scene in which the liberated girl looks up at a priest and kisses him on the cheek as if to say thank you is a very poignant conclusion to the film. For the vomiting sequences, Eileen Dietz doubled uncredited for Linda Blair , and later sued unsuccessfully for puking credit. I liked the movie more because of that unsentimental approach. Blair's voice can be heard when the possessed Regan screams "Fuck me!
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With every set-piece calibrated to browbeat and demoralize the viewer, the mood is far more debilitating than the oft-used ominous and crashing musical tones of other religious horrors. Pazuzu is the main antagonist in The Exorcist horror novels and film series , created by William Peter Blatty. That Friedkin seems intent on foreclosing alternate readings is even more apparent in the new commentary that accompanies the DVD release of The Exorcist: How could she fly off the bed like that? E-mail Print Read Later.
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William Friedkin originally intended to use Linda Blair 's voice, electronically deepened and roughened, for the demon's dialogue. After that scene she saw a woman wobbling up the aisle so Ms. The film received an 18 certification in Israel and was shown in Lebanon but banned in the rest of the Middle East. This is Warner Brothers' highest grossing film of all time when adjusted for inflation. To my knowledge, Friedkin has not commented on this point.
It will involve another spinal. It is also frequently mentioned in the book that her bedroom has an almost unbearable stench. Marcus shares Bennett's fears with Mother Bernadette that the Church has compromised fears for the Pope's safety in Chicago. And what it accomplished was deceptively prescient, for as we now know, it forever stripped away all the layers of protective coating that we had come to faithfully rely upon from our celluloid storytellers. Lalo Schifrin 's score was rejected see also The Amityville Horror And no, I was not scared by this film, though I thought it was very good. One notable example centers on the possibility of a new spiritual awareness for Chris.