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The Best of Linda Fiorentino

by Jason F. Koenigsberg

About a year and a half ago I did a series of editorials about actors that should come out of retirement. Some were legendary screen icons like Sean Connery and Gene Hackman who stepped away from making movies during the mid-2000’s and even though they are in good health in their old age they just have no desire to return to acting. 2,132 more words

Editorials

The Exorcist (1973)

Directed by: William Friedkin

Cast: Linda Blair , Ellen Burstyn , Jason Miller

When Regan starts acting odd her worried mother seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end with the expertise. 2,184 more words

FLM 1200 - Screen Aesthetics

Fright 23: The Exorcist

William Friedkin’s 1973 classic, The Exorcist, is often regarded as the scariest film ever made. However, this particular type of horror can be dividing, as it is not as broad as the ghost, monster, or serial killer-themed horror most audiences are familiar with. 571 more words

America

JUMPSCARECUT: The Exorcist (1973)

Directed by: William Friedkin
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair

Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes

After surviving the zombie apocalypse of Dawn of the Dead… 365 more words

Reviews

The Regan Revolution

There will never be another Exorcist, but not for lack of trying.  By now it’s fair to say William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel and William Friedkin’s 1973 film version have become folk archetypes, spawning numerous sequels and prequels of the book ( 580 more words

Culture

Vulgar Display of Power Pt 6 (The Devil and Father Amorth, 2017)

Father Amorath was one of the Vatican’s most prominent Exorcists, in fact, he was the Exorcist in Chief.  William Friedkin, the director of the original the Exorcist presents one of his final exorcisms in the film. 250 more words

Horror

Captain Howdy's Heritage

Most casual fans of The Exorcist know that William Peter Blatty’s sensational story of demonic possession was based on a real-life case he learned of in 1949.  666 more words

Culture