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Cultural Impact of The Exorcist 1973

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Posted on May 16, 2022 at 02:53:46
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A video about the classic Horror film "The Exorcist" which garnered 10 Academy Award nominations.

Winner
Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
William Peter Blatty

Best Sound
Robert Knudson
Christopher Newman

Nominee
Best Picture
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

Winner
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)

Nominee
Best Actress - Ellen Burstyn
Best Supporting Actor - Max von Sydow

 

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The Making of The Exorcist Was A Sh*t Show, posted on May 16, 2022 at 03:01:39
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A documentary of the making of The Exorcist

 

Have you seen The Offer..., posted on May 16, 2022 at 04:38:20
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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.

 

They should have exorcized the entire city while on location in D.C. nt, posted on May 16, 2022 at 08:20:26
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Nt

 

RE: Cultural Impact of The Exorcist 1973, posted on May 17, 2022 at 05:32:52
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Split-pea soup became a thing?

 

RE: Have you seen The Offer..., posted on May 18, 2022 at 15:14:47
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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.

 

RE: Have you seen The Offer..., posted on May 18, 2022 at 16:41:08
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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.

 

Had an impact here . . . , posted on May 19, 2022 at 09:08:25
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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.

 

RE: Had an impact here . . . , posted on May 19, 2022 at 18:10:16
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Wow, seriously they were arrested? I mean I get that it was shall we say a "strong" movie at the time but arrested?

 

There were pockets around the country . . . , posted on May 19, 2022 at 18:24:51
Billy Wonka
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that reacted to it the same way. It was years before it came back. Maybe there to five years. Don't remember.

 

Scared the beegeebers out of me, posted on May 20, 2022 at 21:08:48
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That and The Shining made my skin literally crawl. Still creeped out by , posted on May 22, 2022 at 17:18:17
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rewatching, too.

 

RE: That and The Shining made my skin literally crawl. Still creeped out by , posted on May 24, 2022 at 06:57:33
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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.

 

RE: Scared the beegeebers out of me, posted on June 12, 2022 at 18:44:05
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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.

 

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