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A video about the classic Horror film "The Exorcist" which garnered 10 Academy Award nominations.
Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
William Peter Blatty
Best Actress in a Leading Role (Ellen Burstyn)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jason Miller)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Linda Blair)
Best Director (William Friedkin)
Best Cinematography (Owen Roizman)
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Best Film Editing
Golden Globes, USA 1974
Golden Globe - Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture (Linda Blair)
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture (William Peter Blatty)
Best Director - Motion Picture (William Friedkin)
Best Actress - Ellen Burstyn
Best Supporting Actor - Max von Sydow
Edits: 05/16/22Follow Ups:
The projectionist and manager got arrested after the first showing. When I read the book I thought it couldn't be made into a movie. The special effects guys were up to the job for that time.
"E Burres Stigano?"
The Exorcist scared me and I'm an Atheist! So I could see that Catholics might faint or be traumatized by the film.
Although Satan never made any sense to me - so if you are a bad evil person in life - God apparently punishes you by sending you to Satan. Umm so why would Satan punish you for being an evil lousy terrible person? You're on team Satan after all - you did in life what Satan wants you to do. He's not going to punish you.
And let's say you are a terrific person and you love your brother with all your heart - your brother turns out bad and goes to hell - then you die and go to heaven - but heaven is supposed to be some sort of Utopia where all your LOVED ONES will be. But wait your brother isn't there you love him but nope he was sent to hell. So much for getting all your wishes in heaven granted.
It's all kind of goofy.
I had to go to the Lobby during a scene in an Operating Room, the Blood, the Volume, the Expectation all hit at once.
People taking refuge in the Lobby was a THING in 1973!
King's Novels are way better than Any of the Movies, Imo, etc.
But The Exorcist and The Godfather lived up to expectations for me.
Wow, seriously they were arrested? I mean I get that it was shall we say a "strong" movie at the time but arrested?
Split-pea soup became a thing?
On Paramount Plus about the script development and production of The Godfather? Excellent and fun with insights I wasn't aware of. Good writing and acting.
Have not seen this...reviews quite mixed. But I will say, there are new 50th anniversary releases of Godfather series, and I watched the first two...and there are commentaries by Francis Ford Coppola that I found extremely interesting regarding his struggles getting the first one made, how he was close to being fired, how he argued over the casting...just lots and lots of details. Of course the 2nd was a much different situation, as he had become an overnight phenomena. Don't know if these commentaries were on previous releases, but they are good.
I didn't read any of the reviews prior to watching the first 5 episodes I have seen. I saw an ad for it on Instagram and jumped right in. I usually do read reviews to find quality content I might enjoy. This one I didn't. I wouldn't recommend it if I was on the fence about it. For me it's a delight. All the struggles to make The Godfather are front and center.
A documentary of the making of The Exorcist
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