• Sunday, Jan 24, 2021
  • Last Update : 09:55 pm

Documentary on the making of horror classic ‘The Exorcist’ streaming now

  • Published at 09:58 pm November 23rd, 2020
1
The Exorcist Collected

Veteran filmmaker William Friedkin revisits the haunted sets of his 1973 revolutionary horror drama ‘The Exorcist’

William Friedkin, a pioneer of the New Hollywood movement, adapted William Peter Blatty's best-selling novel The Exorcist in the early ‘70s and redefined the horror genre – blending supernatural elements with psychological explanations.

In a new documentary titled Leap of Faith, the director, who also made the classic neo-noir film The French Connection, goes 47 years back in time and reveals the interesting details behind the making of The Exorcist – from turning Linda Blair’s head in one of the spookiest scenes to his lifelong devotion towards religious drama on big screen.


Also Read - Horror icon Robert Englund joins Stranger Things' season four cast


Although there is no recollection of the infamous injuries sustained by actors including Linda Blair and Ellen Burstyn which many have perceived as mysterious occurrences, the director does nonchalantly mention slapping William O’ Malley (Father Dyer) to get a genuine emotional reaction from him, calling that era of cinema ‘the good old days.’

The official summary of the documentary reads, “A lyrical and spiritual cinematic essay on The Exorcist, LEAP OF FAITH explores the uncharted depths of William Friedkin’s mind’s eye, the nuances of his filmmaking process, and the mysteries of faith and fate that have shaped his life and filmography."

The documentary premiered on November 19.




 

55
Facebook 54
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail