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#16    Simbi Laveau

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:41 PM

View PostMysticStrummer, on 21 October 2012 - 01:40 PM, said:



I enjoyed Exorcist 3 with George C Scott, though from what I read the big exorcism scene at the end was added at the request of the studio. I've never seen anything on what the original ending was but the exorcism certainly wasn't as tense as the original's.
I just watched it this week. Cool story .It's based on William Peter Blattys book,LEGION .
I'm sure the book has the original ending .

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:59 PM

View Postthewild, on 21 October 2012 - 03:32 AM, said:

I never saw the face in the kitchen shadow until my husband pointed it out to me. Scary!!

Yeah I think it was added to the later versions, as with a couple of other jump out faces, many thought there were too many cheap scares on the later version, I much prefer the unmeddled classic film!

The infamous spiderwalk scene was shot back in the 70's but Friedkin thought it was a bit tacky and you could see the wires. It was digitally edited and put in the modern releases, the author insisted the film was more true to the novel with it in but I think it has a bad interaction with the scenes around it personally. There are also more extended dialogues between characters, so I like that aspect of the later one.

I can't stand any of the following films! I do like the nursing home scene in one of them though. Isn't number 3 about the astronaut that Regan told 'You're gonna die up there' to?

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:19 PM

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Yeah I think it was added to the later versions, as with a couple of other jump out faces, many thought there were too many cheap scares on the later version, I much prefer the unmeddled classic film!

The infamous spiderwalk scene was shot back in the 70's but Friedkin thought it was a bit tacky and you could see the wires. It was digitally edited and put in the modern releases, the author insisted the film was more true to the novel with it in but I think it has a bad interaction with the scenes around it personally. There are also more extended dialogues between characters, so I like that aspect of the later one.

I can't stand any of the following films! I do like the nursing home scene in one of them though. Isn't number 3 about the astronaut that Regan told 'You're gonna die up there' to?

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Yeah I think it was added to the later versions, as with a couple of other jump out faces, many thought there were too many cheap scares on the later version, I much prefer the unmeddled classic film!

The infamous spiderwalk scene was shot back in the 70's but Friedkin thought it was a bit tacky and you could see the wires. It was digitally edited and put in the modern releases, the author insisted the film was more true to the novel with it in but I think it has a bad interaction with the scenes around it personally. There are also more extended dialogues between characters, so I like that aspect of the later one.

I can't stand any of the following films! I do like the nursing home scene in one of them though. Isn't number 3 about the astronaut that Regan told 'You're gonna die up there' to?
Three is about the cop and the priest ,from the first one.
And the spider walk was the scariest part of the book really .That's why I did.t get ite omission

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:20 PM

Stage actors and actresses are a superstitious bunch, so it wouldn't surprise me that silver screen/"big screen" actors/actresses would be as well and believe a curse to be on the set of the film.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:20 PM

Speaking on William Peter Blatty, his best book ever is The Ninth Configuration. The movie is quite decent but the book is awesome.

IMO, blew The Exorcist and Legion outta the water. But that is for another topic altogether.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:57 PM

Ah Ambush Bug reminded me that TNC is about the jolly old asronaut (at some point anyway I think). Yeah the spiderwalk in the novel creeped me out, I much preferred it to the film's depiction, I like more the second version they filmed of Regan chasing Sharon around, flicking her tongue out like a complete nutter! It also lets us see that the demon could move at will if it chose, regardless of being restrained... :cry:

Edited by DancingCorpse, 21 October 2012 - 11:59 PM.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:47 AM

View PostDancingCorpse, on 21 October 2012 - 11:57 PM, said:

Ah Ambush Bug reminded me that TNC is about the jolly old asronaut (at some point anyway I think). Yeah the spiderwalk in the novel creeped me out, I much preferred it to the film's depiction, I like more the second version they filmed of Regan chasing Sharon around, flicking her tongue out like a complete nutter! It also lets us see that the demon could move at will if it chose, regardless of being restrained... :cry:

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:38 AM

View PostAmbush Bug, on 21 October 2012 - 11:20 PM, said:

Speaking on William Peter Blatty, his best book ever is The Ninth Configuration. The movie is quite decent but the book is awesome.

IMO, blew The Exorcist and Legion outta the water. But that is for another topic altogether.
One of my all time favorite movies . I first saw it when it was called Twinkle Twinkle Killer Kane . Brilliant .

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:23 AM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 22 October 2012 - 06:38 AM, said:

One of my all time favorite movies . I first saw it when it was called Twinkle Twinkle Killer Kane . Brilliant .

I love this story but the book is even better Simbi. I believe it is out of print but my local library had a copy available which might be just as fruitful for yourself or a second-hand bookstore. Well worth finding a copy and the ending is quite moving too.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:57 PM

It's a shame that Linda never had another notable role, I suppose there is a kind of double edged sword, on one hand you have the phenomenal success which The Exorcist brought her but on the other, you are forever typecast at a young age and nothing else you do will ever be taken seriously unless you really push at the right roles. I think she is a remarkable actress on her two performances in TE and Born Innocent.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:59 PM

Linda  did make a funny spoof of the movie ..I think it was called - Reprocessed

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:05 PM

Yes I remember that, I saw it when I was young and had never heard of The Exorcist, so then I watched it at 12 years old thinking it would be a good comedy barrel of laughs... how stupendously wrong I was :D

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:57 PM

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Yes I remember that, I saw it when I was young and had never heard of The Exorcist, so then I watched it at 12 years old thinking it would be a good comedy barrel of laughs... how stupendously wrong I was :D

I liked it  in parts ..

I saw her in a few other things too  .. One of which was Supernatural  She plays a cop who arrests Sam and Dean.. .. Dean makes a funny remark  about  pea soup

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:29 PM

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I liked it  in parts ..

I saw her in a few other things too  .. One of which was Supernatural  She plays a cop who arrests Sam and Dean.. .. Dean makes a funny remark  about  pea soup
She did a made for tv movie with Martin Sheen .I believe he kidnaps her,and she falls in love with him . Rumor was,they actually had an affair during filming .

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:32 PM

Interestng ....
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https://www.youtube....h?v=8iYA9JdO_q0

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