Book Vs Movie Podcast (Replay) “The Exorcist” RIP Max von Sydow (1929-2020) The Margos revisit the 1971 novel The Exorcist written by the very interesting William Peter Blatty. Based on a true-ish story about a boy possessed by a demon in the 1950s Blatty changed some of the key details to create this fiction classic. Director William Friedkin in 1973 just came off an incredible spate of box office successes including 1971’s The French Connection giving him an Academy Award for Best Director. The Exorcist became the biggest financial success of his career but turned out to be something of a curse as well. The hosts read the book, watched the movie and decide which they like better in this episode. Plus, they talk about trivia about the book and movie. In this episode they discuss: The backstory of the “real” exorcism from the 1950s Author William Peter Blatty’s writing process The story behind the major casting choices How some of the more famous scenes were created The supposed “Exorcist” curse. Clips used: Original TV Trailer Chris (Ellen Burstyn) speaks to doctors Fathers Karas (Jason Miller) and Merrin (Max von Sydow) cast out the demon “The Devil” and pea soup Outro Music: “Tubular Bells” Join our Patreon page to help support the show! https://www.patreon.com/bookversusmovie Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/ Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com Email us at email@example.com Brought to you by Audible.com You can sign up for a FREE 30-day trial here http://www.audible.com/?source_code=PDTGBPD060314004R Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com firstname.lastname@example.org Margo P. @ShesNachoMama https://coloniabook.weebly.com/
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