April 23, 2009

The Exorcist

Title: The Exorcist
Year: 1973
Director: William Friedkin
Writer: William Peter Blatty, based on his novel
Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Jason Miller, Linda Blair
Music: Steve Boeddeker
Distinctions: Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Sound; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Burstyn), Best Supporting Actor (Miller), Best Supporting Actress (Blair), Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction/Set Decoration and Best Editing; currently #209 on IMDb's Top 250
Synopsis: a girl is possessed by a demon
Length: 122 minutes
How I saw it: in the theater ("restored" version), 2000; on video a few times, most recently September 2008
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great).
Objective Rating: 10/10 c. 3.7/4 (Great).

After seeing it three or four times, it hasn't lost any of its intensity. I'm not a fan of horror films in general, but with this one you just have to admit it is damn effective film-making.

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