Unfortunately there are so many people who are saying they got bored, I think because they expected a terrifying movie, people! William Peter Blatty's script is amazing, bringing depth to the characters, and presenting the mystery of faith that they all deal with. Friedkin's direction is marvelous, with wonderful uses of light, dark, and color throughout the film. Yet, the hysteria went well beyond the fact that such scenes were so vividly depicted. Kitty Winn is Sharon Spencer, the secretary who works for Chris and always seems to be in the line of fire when Chris is angry. The Final half hour of The Exorcist are still as dynamic today as they were 31 years ago, French Connection car chase be damned. The Exorcist is one of the best movies to come out of the 70's and deserves better than slowly descending down the top 250.
They turned this little angel's face into a hideous creature! Cobb provide engaging supporting performances as the experienced priest who senses his impending doom, and a detective who senses something sinister is at work. When, she finally does seek the aid of Father Damian Karras, we don't feel that she believes in exorcism anymore than he does, but is desperate enough to accept the fact that it is possible and will take any and all measures to save her daughter. It was a film called The Exorcist. Language Release 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English 0 English. In the end, it makes us ask ourselves what we believe, and keeps us wondering and shuddering at exactally what might be out there.
It is a study in character, and whether a man torn by the forces surrounding him, can regain his faith and his belief in God and mankind to save the life of a little girl, caught up in forces beyond her control. The conversation centered around how horrible some of the things in the book were. She's not scary because she's swearing, this little innocent girl has been taken over by forces that she shouldn't even know about. And yes, for it's time it was filled with gut wrenching details of what happens when for some unexplained reason; an innocent girl is possessed by Satan. It is the ultimate battle between Heaven and Hell and Good and Evil. The original ambition of The Exorcist was to scare the world with imagery and concepts never before seen in cinema. Jason Miller as Damien Karras is beautifully subtle in his first film acting role.
Like the characters, the movie doesn't want it to be true, it doesn't want to go there and embrace that possibility, but we the audience know what must inevitably happen. Especially for someone born after the film. But I adore this movie for the things no one seems to bring up I love the setup in Iraq where Father Lancaster Merrin detects the signs of his final showdown, and how these abstract scenes on subsequent viewings give the movie a more epic feel. This guy took this picture seriously, so far as to shoot a gun offstage or scream obscenities to get an actor's shocked reaction on film. Ellen Burstyn gives a brutally honest performance as a grief stricken woman trying to save her daughter. We see a successful actress overcome skepticism to save her daughter, and we see a brilliant psychiatrist struggle with his devotion to God as a priest. Always going to respect the confidentiality of your personal data will only be used for the purpose of managing the services offered, respond to requests raised by us, performing administrative tasks, as well as sending technical, commercial or advertising information by post or electronically.
It relies on story and performances to give us a marvelous and terrifying piece of work. Ellen Burstyn perfectly conveys the tension of a mother of the cusp of tragedy; Max von Sydow is hauntingly perfect as the story's ray of light; Jason Miller embodies the sadness of a defeated man; and Linda Blair is far above average even at her young age. The problem is not how vicious the phone call is, but that she does it within ear shot of her daughter as if to drive the point home to Regan how worthless her father is. To exercise their rights of opposition, correction or deletion should write to the following email: peliculatorpeliculator gmail. For me, The Exorcist has always been more about the never ending conflict between pure evil and pure innocence than about being an average horror story.
From most articles I have read, it seems that the majority of the audience that was moved were those people of strong religious beliefs. We have Linda Blair who plays Regan and she was so great for a 12 year old actress. People were known to become ill watching it. In one scene when Reagan's father hasn't called on Regan's birthday, we see her desperately on the phone doing battle with an overseas operator. They froze the room to the point as were moisture got into the set and there was a layer of snow in the morning they were shooting.
And all they see is that it is not what they expected expectations, I might add, that are shaped by the current gimmicks and trends in Hollywood. the Exorcist dares to tell a story. This monster of a drama is both beautiful and bold. It is not the fault of Cobb who is his usual stalwart self in the role. Once again, see this movie. First off the actors: Ellen Burstyn plays Chris McNeil, an actress working in Washington, D.
He has done battle with evil before and he shows us its effect in every scene he occupies. Much of this same feeling can explain the hysteria surrounding The Exorcist. Regan's mother, Chris McNeil Ellen Burstyn obviously cares deeply for her daughter. It is the story of the complete and total degradation of innocence. There's no glorious fanfare nor is there boastful ultimatums, instead the movie lamentingly and silently surrenders to it as we watch Lancaster Merrin walking up the sunny garden path, staring down at a newly delivered envelope. Anyone who likes smart, clever, meaningful horror-drama should see this film at least twice.
I'd know in my gut. She is always there but for all the horror she witnesses, Winn appears too bland and emotionless and her performance is probably the weakest in the film. That's not surprising considering how many times it has been lampooned, even by Linda Blair herself in Repossessed. Jack McGowran gives a terrific performance as the alcoholic director filming Chris's latest film in Georgetown. I'm sure most of you have read the story of people leaving Mel's film in tears, some to the point of being hysterical. I love the Exorcist, and after exposure to God knows how many horror films, the Exorcist remains my favorite within the genre.