The Exorcist

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Macmillan, 1998 - Performing Arts - 128 pages
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Inspired by an alleged real case of demonic possession in 1949,The Exorcistbecame an international phenomenon. A blockbusting adaptation of a best-selling novel, it was praised as deeply spiritual by the Catholic Church while being picketed by the Festival of Light and branded satanic by the evangelist Billy Graham. Banned on video in the UK for fifteen years, the film still retains an extraordinary power to shock and startle.
The second edition of Mark Kermode'sExorcistvolume has now been updated and expanded; its publication completes a journey of discovery begun by the author in 1997. The new edition documents the deletion and recovery of key scenes that have now been re-integrated into the film to createThe Exorcist: The Verson You've Never Seen.Candid interviews with director William Friedkin and writer/producer William Peter Blatty reveal the behind-the-scenes battles which took place during the production. In addition, exclusive stills reveal the truth about the legendary subliminal images allegedly lurking within the celluloid.
  

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Review: The Exorcist (BFI Modern Classics / BFI Film Classics)

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

This is about the scariest movie ever, in my humble opinion. I've never actually watched it all the way through, and just reading Kermode's appreciation of it freaked me out for a few nights. I didn't ... Read full review

Review: The Exorcist (BFI Modern Classics / BFI Film Classics)

User Review  - Käte-marie - Goodreads

Wasn't very scary, but good book Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Mark Kermode is a film critic and broadcaster. He writes for Sight and Sound and The Independent, and providing weekly film reviews for BBC Radio 5. On television he appears regularly on BBC 2's Newsnight Review, and has written and presented numerous film documentaries including The Fear of God; 25 Years of the Exorcist and Poughkeepsie Shuffle: Tracing the French Connection for BBC1, and Hell on Earth: The Desecration and Resurrection of Ken Russell's The Devils, The Cult of The Wicker Man and On the Edge of Blade Runner for Channel 4.

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