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e-Book Film: Exorcist *Sight and Sound* download

e-Book Film: Exorcist *Sight and Sound* download

by Blatty W P

ISBN: 0571200915
ISBN13: 978-0571200917
Language: English
Publisher: Faber & Faber; Pbk.ed. edition (October 28, 1998)
Category: Genre Fiction
Subategory: Literature

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The Exorcist is an American media franchise that originated with William Peter Blatty's 1971 horror novel of the same name and most prominently featured in a 1973 film adapted from the novel.

The Exorcist is an American media franchise that originated with William Peter Blatty's 1971 horror novel of the same name and most prominently featured in a 1973 film adapted from the novel, and many subsequent prequels and sequels.

William Peter Blatty closely modeled the exorcism scene on the actual rite of exorcism in. .THE EXORCIST presents to us the mystery of faith in it's most raw form-the battle of good and evil

William Peter Blatty closely modeled the exorcism scene on the actual rite of exorcism in the Church's "Rituale Romanum". Father Merrin can be seen opening a copy of the Rituale in the scene in question. THE EXORCIST presents to us the mystery of faith in it's most raw form-the battle of good and evil. It is an incomparable masterpiece of film, done without the aid of computers and special effects.

The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin, adapted by William Peter Blatty from his 1971 novel of the same name. The book, inspired by the 1949 exorcism of Roland Doe, deals with the demonic possession of a 12-year-old girl and her mother's attempts to win back her child through an exorcism conducted by two priests. ^ "Henze: Complete Deutsche Grammophon Recordings" by Brett Allen-Bayes, Limelight, 9 January 2014. ^ TN. om ^ Alan McKenzie, Hollywood Tricks of The Trade, . 22 ^ Travers, Peter and Rieff, Stephanie.

And as stepped ashore, there met him a man from the city who was possessed by demon. any times it had laid hold of him and he was bound with chain. ut he would break the bonds asunde. nd Jesus asked him, What is your name?

The Exorcist was, and is, more than just a novel and a film: it is a true landmark. William Peter Blatty. To my brothers and sisters, Maurice, Edward and Alyce, and in loving memory of my parents

The Exorcist was, and is, more than just a novel and a film: it is a true landmark. Purposefully raw and profane, The Exorcist still has the extraordinary ability to disturb readers and cause them to forget that it is just a story. To my brothers and sisters, Maurice, Edward and Alyce, and in loving memory of my parents.

The Exorcist is a 1971 horror novel by American writer William Peter Blatty. The book details the demonic possession of eleven-year-old Regan MacNeil, the daughter of a famous actress, and the two priests who attempt to exorcise the demon. Published by Harper & Row, the novel was the basis of a highly successful film adaption released two years later, whose screenplay was also written and produced by Blatty, and part of The Exorcist franchise.

William Peter Blatty, the novelist and Oscar-winning screenwriter most famous for landmark horror film The Exorcist as well as the director of two films, The Ninth Configuration and The Exorcist III, has died. Exorcist director William Friedkin announced the news on Twitter Friday morning: William.

The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin and produced and written for the screen by William Peter Blatty, based on the 1971 novel of the same name by Blatty

The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin and produced and written for the screen by William Peter Blatty, based on the 1971 novel of the same name by Blatty.

Comments:
shustrik
Of course, having been born eight years after the book's publication and six years after the film's release, my first introduction to "The Exorcist" was in my teens and through Friedkin's excellent film. I heartily enjoyed the film, and do believe, with others, that it is a classic. The movie works because it treats evil as a real possibility, the characters are sympathetic, and, even in the special effects/horror gluttoned 1990s and 2000s (think of gore movies like "Hostel" and special effect extravaganzas like "The Matrix") the film looks good. You are actually worried, thinking that this innocent little girl is possessed.

Now to the book. I've usually advocated that you see a film (if you like it), then read the book. The book provides extra information, ties up loose ends, adds sub-plots, and et cetera. In this case, my rule succeeds. Blatty's build up to the exorcism is brilliant and full of tension. Karras's crisis of faith is more ably described, as is his relationship with Father Dyer. Merrin comes across almost as a prophet, and a decidedly spiritual intellectual. The sub-plots with the Engstroms added a bit of mystery. Finally, Detective Kinderman is given a larger role. All in all, excellent. The fact that Karras is still not convinced of the reality of Regan's possession until the end adds an air of drama. Regan's descent into evil is much more fully disclosed in the book - more cussing, more lewdness, and the like.

The only place the movie tops the book is in the actual scenes of the exorcism. In the book, family members keep coming in and out - which is annoying; the exorcism takes place over several hours through two days; and the drama is thus dispersed as Karras leaves, goes to his room, showers, etc. In the movie, the exorcism scene is much more dramatic, the exorcism is packed full of shakings, cussing, and levitations; the prayers are shouted, Karras's face and Merrin's are full of passion; the whole "the power of Christ compels you" bit is sheer perfection - missing in toto from the book.

All in all, get the book, it is good. Blatty treats evil as a reality and if you do, the book is a psychological thriller. The writing is as good as 1970s popular fiction can be, the story is a classic, and it will be enjoyed, especially if you are a fan of the film. Disturbing, not horror.

Kifer
I think that the author had a great opportunity to contemplate good and evil, but did not delve too deep into the subject. I got a strong feeling of superficiality from the book, the kind you get from watching a movie...

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Six years ago I read Possessed: The True Story of An Exorcism. It was a great reading experience, and I learned the historical exorcism case it covers is the same that inspired the book and then the movie The Exorcist.

If you have seen the movie, then the book is not too much of a surprise The novel, after the first several chapters, paces well, and if not always drawing the reader into the scene, keeps the reader's attention. The dialog at first posed difficulty for me in reading, not because it is unintelligible, but because it is almost too casual, slangy, I thought better suited for a movie script than a novel. Yet, after adjusting my reading, it no longer was an issue.

I enjoyed reading The Exorcist, and although a long book, it only took me a weekend to read. The theme of psychiatric disorder versus genuine possession, prominent in the book, raises many questions, one of which is, what role do religious practices have for modern, scientific people today? As in the case of the recent movie, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, the book The Exorcist ultimately suggests that there is personal evil, and that apparent manifestations of psychosis may in fact have origins beyond the strictly material plane. The book does not seek to convert skeptics of the possibility of demonic possession, and yet it tends more in that direction than not, especially in consideration of the final chapters where Fr. Damian overcomes his skepticism and sees the girl as possessed by an intelligent evil being.

Just a few areas where I would wish improvement:
1) Superfluous profanity. On a book of demonic possession, profanity is expected. The Devil doesn't speak Victorian English after all. However, if an author overuses or misuses profanity, it results in a cheapening literary effect. I HAVE read good novels (e.g. Black Robe) where profanity plays a major part, but in these novels it is well-calculated to aid in illustrating personality, and rarely becomes pottymouth.

2) Does not focus on the ritual of Exorcism as much as I had hoped. It is only in the last 20% of the book that the exorcism ritual takes place, and its length is quite brief.

3) Not scary enough. The demon(s) that possess the girl is crude, spiteful, provocative, but not frightening. The demon remains in the book. He is neither poised behind me nor secretly glaring at me through darkish panes.

Overall, a fun read.

Frei
I found it very interesting how much psychology was in here. Though there were some disturbing parts to be sure, I had expected it to much scarier. Perhaps my expectations of terror were too high because of the movie. Nonetheless I would still recommend it.

Chi
What can be said about this book that hasn't already been said? One of the best horror novels ever written, period.

Arryar
William Peter Blatty is an excellent writer. I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to read a well written scary religious thriller. I finished the book in a few days.

Funky
William Peter Blatty struck some sinister dark gold when he wrote this horror classic. I only read the book decades after seeing the exceptional film...and it still kept my up at night for days after reading it, even though I was familiar with the plot and the outcome.

Still a great book.explores the mental, physical and psychological issues that must be evaluated to address a true case of possession. Based on an amalgam of several verified cases.

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