The Exorcist

Author: Mark Kermode

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780851706733

Category: Exorcist (Motion picture)

Page: 120

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The Exorcist retains the extraordinary power to shock and unsettle audiences which led to it being banned on video in the UK. Released in 1973, it presented a credible and harrowing account of the modern urban world ripped apart by an obscene, ancient evil. Produced by a major studio, adapted from a best-selling novel and directed by an Oscar-winning film-maker, The Exorcist put into question everything that was considered most wholesome and good about the fading American dream - the home, the family, the church and (most shockingly) the child. Mark Kermode's book traces the history of The Exorcist back to the alleged 'real life' case of demonic possession which was the inspiration for William Peter Blatty's novel. In a definitive study of the film, Kermode provides new insights into: scenes cut from the released version; the truth about 'subliminal images'; filming of the shocking special effects sequences; and details of the disagreements between Blatty and director William Friedkin over the final cut. This revised and expanded edition includes an exclusive new interview with Blatty and Friedkin, as well as previously unseen stills from the legendary missing scenes, providing an in-depth, behind-the-scenes account of one of the most disturbing horror films ever made.

The Exorcist

Author: William Peter Blatty

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407056697

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Father Damien Karras: 'Where is Regan?' Regan MacNeil: 'In here. With us.' The terror begins unobtrusively. Noises in the attic. In the child's room, an odd smell, the displacement of furniture, an icy chill. At first, easy explanations are offered. Then frightening changes begin to appear in eleven-year-old Regan. Medical tests fail to shed any light on her symptoms, but it is as if a different personality has invaded her body. Father Damien Karras, a Jesuit priest, is called in. Is it possible that a demonic presence has possessed the child? Exorcism seems to be the only answer... First published in 1971, The Exorcist became a literary phenomenon and inspired one of the most shocking films ever made. This edition, polished and expanded by the author, includes new dialogue, a new character and a chilling new extended scene, provides an unforgettable reading experience that has lost none of its power to shock and continues to thrill and terrify new readers.

Diabolical Possession and the Case Behind The Exorcist

An Overview of Scientific Research with Interviews with Witnesses and Experts

Author: Sergio A. Rueda

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476632510

Category: Psychology

Page: 265

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Reexamining the purported 1949 exorcism of a 13-year old boy in Mount Ranier, Maryland—the most famous and widely documented case in history—the author explores the subject of demonic possession in the light of science. Eyewitness accounts, unpublished photos and never before published documents from the archives of the Rhine Research Foundation provide fresh perspective on the events that inspired the novel, and later the film, The Exorcist.

Jesus the Exorcist

A Contribution to the Study of the Historical Jesus

Author: Graham H. Twelftree

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161459597

Category: Religion

Page: 281

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William Peter Blatty on "The Exorcist"

From Novel to Screen

Author: William Peter Blatty

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466834803

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 385

View: 9767


Scenes you never saw, dialog you never heard, the true story by the man who started it all. Includes the Academy Award winning screenplay. The original controversial ending of the novel. Many exclusive photos never published before. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Exorcist of Sombor

The Mentality of an Eighteenth-Century Franciscan Friar

Author: Dániel Bárth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000076199

Category: History

Page: 294

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The Exorcist of Sombor examines the life course, practice and mentality of an eighteenth-century Franciscan friar, based on his own letters and documentation, creating a frame around the tightly packed history of events that took place between 1766-1769, and analysing the series of exorcism scandals that erupted in the Hungarian town of Sombor, from the perspectives of social history and cultural history. The author employs a method which reflects historical anthropology, the history of ideas and the influence of Italian microhistory. Based on the activity of an exorcist priest in the early modern period, the documents of the ecclesiastical courts and a considerable body of autograph correspondence are thoroughly examined. Analysing these letters gives the reader a chance to come into close proximity with the way of thinking of a person from the eighteenth century. The research questions in connection to the documentation aim to identify the causes for the conflict. How was it possible to have "correct" and "wrong" methods of exorcism within the practice of one and the same church? What sort of criteria were used when certain previously accepted practices were dubbed superstitious in the second half of the eighteenth century? What were the changes that took place in the attitude of priests and friars within the ecclesiastical society of the period? How can a conflict be focussed on a practice (healing by exorcism) which has roots going back thousands of years? How many different variants of demonology existed in the clerical thinking of the age? As a highly accomplished source analysis within microhistory, The Exorcist of Sombor will be of great interest to early modern historians, anthropologists and culture researchers interested in microhistory and themes such as religion, magic, occultism and witchcraft.

The Exorcist

The Twins

Author: Sean Diddy Combs

Publisher: Candy Michelle Johnson


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 31

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Ms. Johnson gave birth to the two most evil children every known. Even Jesus HIMSELF cannot help them. They are consumed with evil thoughts about doing street drugs that conjure evil spirits, having sex changes, dressing as the opposite sex. Having wild parties in Hollywood, California. They refuse to bathe, and their stench can be smelled a mile away. Demons rage inside their heads, they are totally out of control. Nothing can be done, especially after the exorcism fails. At this point, parents are exhausted. You watch your children destroy their own lives. You feel helpless. You almost go out of your mind. You have to step back and save yourself before YOU go mad. All you can do is shut the coffin, cover it with dirt drop one last white rose and walk away.

The Exorcist

Studies in the Horror Film

Author: Danel Olson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933618968

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 516

View: 6893


Massive new book on The Exorcist covers every aspect of production, with essays, interviews, and essays on all the sequels.