The Exorcist

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British Film Institute, 1997 - Exorcist (Motion picture). - 96 pages
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The film THE EXORCIST presents a harrowing account of the modern urban world ripped apart by an obscene, ancient evil. Film critic Mark Kermode here traces the film back to the alleged "real life" case and provides new insights into scenes cut from the released version as well as the film's special effects. Includes interviews with book author William Peter Blatty, director William Friedkin, and star Linda Blair. Color illustrations.

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Mark Kermode does a wonderful job of explaining SOME of the deeper meanings in horror's greatest film. His style is clean and informative. This exploration into my favorite movie is well done. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Mark Kermode is Britain's most well-known film critic. He authored a BFI Modern Classics volume on The Exorcist, and has contributed to such genre publications as Fangoria and Video Watchdog. His television documentaries include The Fear of God: 25 Years of the Exorcist; Hell on Earth: The Desecration and Resurrection of The Devils; The Cult of the Wicker Man, and Scream and Scream Again. He reviews movies on BBC Radio 5 Live for two hours every week. His podcast, titled 'Kermode and Mayo's Film Reviews', is one of the most popular produced by the BBC, achieving 120,000 weekly downloads.

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