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The Resource The exorcist, Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; a William Friedkin film ; William Peter Blatty's ; directed by William Friedkin ; written for the screen and produced by William Peter Blatty based on his novel ; a Hoya Production

The exorcist, Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; a William Friedkin film ; William Peter Blatty's ; directed by William Friedkin ; written for the screen and produced by William Peter Blatty based on his novel ; a Hoya Production

Label
The exorcist
Title
The exorcist
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; a William Friedkin film ; William Peter Blatty's ; directed by William Friedkin ; written for the screen and produced by William Peter Blatty based on his novel ; a Hoya Production
Title variation
  • Exorist, the version you've never seen
  • William Peter Blatty's The exorcist
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
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Director
Producer
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Actress Chris MacNeil becomes increasingly disturbed by the inexplicable behavior of her 12-year-old daughter Regan--mouthing obscenities, predicting the murder of one of Chris's friends, and urinating in public. Doctors and psychologists have no explanation and as a last option, Chris consults a priest. Father Damian Karras, a Jesuit who is having doubts about his own faith following his mother's death, investigates. Karras comes to no other conclusion that Regan is possessed by a demon. Father Merrin, an older Jesuit, helps Father Karras perform an exorcism, battling the demons inside the child. As much a film about Catholicism and the crisis of faith in the modern world as possession, the Exorcist remains a brilliant horror film, one with an archetypal ability to reach and disturb viewers
Awards note
Winner, 1974 Golden Globes: Best Director, Motion Picture--William Friedkin; Best Motion Picture, Drama; Best Screenplay, Motion Picture--William Peter Blatty; Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture--Linda Blair; 1974 Academy Awards: Best Sound--Robert Knudson, Christopher Newman; Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium--William Peter Blatty.
Cataloging source
BKL
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Exorcist (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Owen Roizman, Billy Williams ; makeup artist, Dick Smith ; special effects, Marcel Vercoutere ; production design, Bill Malley ; editors, Evan Lottman, Norman Gay, Bud Smith ; special sound effects, Ron Nagle, Doc Siegel, Gonzalo Gavira, Bob Fine ; costume designer, Joe Fretwell ; technical advisors, John Nicola, Thomas Bermingham, William O'Malley, Norman E. Chase, Herbert E. Walker, Arthur I. Snyder
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong language and disturbing images; Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese; closed captioned
LC call number
PS3552.L392
LC item number
E96 2000
PerformerNote
Ellen Burstyn (Chris MacNeil), Max von Sydow (Father Merrin), Lee J. Cobb (Lt. Kinderman), Kitty Winn (Sharon), Jack MacGowran (Burke Dennings), Jason Miller (Father Karras), Linda Blair (Regan)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1932-
  • 1929-
  • 1911-1976
  • 1944-
  • 1918-1973
  • 1939-2001
  • 1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Friedkin, William
  • Blatty, William Peter
  • Burstyn, Ellen
  • Sydow, Max von
  • Cobb, Lee J.
  • Winn, Kitty
  • MacGowran, Jack
  • Miller, Jason
  • Blair, Linda
  • Blatty, William Peter
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
  • Hoya Productions Inc
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
132
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • Demoniac possession
  • Exorcism
  • Clergy
  • Priests
  • Families
  • Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)
  • Posesión demoníaca
  • Exorcismo
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The exorcist, Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; a William Friedkin film ; William Peter Blatty's ; directed by William Friedkin ; written for the screen and produced by William Peter Blatty based on his novel ; a Hoya Production
Instantiates
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel by William Peter Blatty
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1973
  • "Includes 11 minutes of scenes and images deleted before the film's 1973 release"--Container
  • Special features: Commentary by director William Friedkin [audio feature]; Cast & crew [text feature]; TV spots (1 min.); Radio spots [audio feature]; Theatrical trailers (4 min.); Text features: Behind the screams, Blatty and Friedkin: Vision and differences, The most famous scene not in the movie, Fast facts, Awards
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Iraq: interesting finds -- "Something I must do." -- Face-to-face -- Rats in the attic -- On the set -- Chris' walk home -- Mother and daughter -- Karras visits his mother -- Ouija board -- Birthday ideas -- Lost and unconnected -- Attic noises -- Chapel desecration -- Nervous disorder -- Hospital -- Chris' party -- "You're gonna die" -- "Make it stop!" -- And I shall be healed -- Temporal lobe diagnosis -- "The sow is mine!" -- Pathological state? -- Death strikes; the stairs -- Psychiatric exam -- From Garfield to Mineo -- Heard of exorcism? -- Scene of the crime -- Kinderman's theory -- "Do you know what she did?" -- Just help her -- Unwelcome visitor -- That thing upstairs -- Holy water and tongues -- Chris' realization -- English in reverse -- Body language -- Choosing the exorcist -- Merrin arrives -- Ritual guidelines -- "I cast you out." -- "The power of Christ" -- Karras' own demons -- Merrin's final battle -- "Take me!" -- Absolution -- Keepsake from Karras -- "I've got passes." -- End credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (132 min.)
Isbn
9780790751672
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 085391863229
  • 883929133499
  • 883929101436
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
18632
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocm45701471
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, 2.0 Dolby digital surround; widescreen presentation preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for widescreen televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The exorcist, Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; a William Friedkin film ; William Peter Blatty's ; directed by William Friedkin ; written for the screen and produced by William Peter Blatty based on his novel ; a Hoya Production
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel by William Peter Blatty
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1973
  • "Includes 11 minutes of scenes and images deleted before the film's 1973 release"--Container
  • Special features: Commentary by director William Friedkin [audio feature]; Cast & crew [text feature]; TV spots (1 min.); Radio spots [audio feature]; Theatrical trailers (4 min.); Text features: Behind the screams, Blatty and Friedkin: Vision and differences, The most famous scene not in the movie, Fast facts, Awards
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Iraq: interesting finds -- "Something I must do." -- Face-to-face -- Rats in the attic -- On the set -- Chris' walk home -- Mother and daughter -- Karras visits his mother -- Ouija board -- Birthday ideas -- Lost and unconnected -- Attic noises -- Chapel desecration -- Nervous disorder -- Hospital -- Chris' party -- "You're gonna die" -- "Make it stop!" -- And I shall be healed -- Temporal lobe diagnosis -- "The sow is mine!" -- Pathological state? -- Death strikes; the stairs -- Psychiatric exam -- From Garfield to Mineo -- Heard of exorcism? -- Scene of the crime -- Kinderman's theory -- "Do you know what she did?" -- Just help her -- Unwelcome visitor -- That thing upstairs -- Holy water and tongues -- Chris' realization -- English in reverse -- Body language -- Choosing the exorcist -- Merrin arrives -- Ritual guidelines -- "I cast you out." -- "The power of Christ" -- Karras' own demons -- Merrin's final battle -- "Take me!" -- Absolution -- Keepsake from Karras -- "I've got passes." -- End credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (132 min.)
Isbn
9780790751672
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 085391863229
  • 883929133499
  • 883929101436
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
18632
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocm45701471
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, 2.0 Dolby digital surround; widescreen presentation preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for widescreen televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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