The Exorcist

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  • The Crucifix Scene In The Exorcist By William Peter Blatty

    The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty became infamous by leaving a scar on all of its readers, with the horrific undergoing of a thirteen-year-old girl. The film, The Exorcist, directed by William Friedkin also captures the novel and the events with a chilling, yet superb cast and screenplay. The book and film begin with Chris, a successful actress that is dealing with a minor case of depression, divorce and a healthy, pretty child: Raegan. As the two progress, Chris notices a change in Raegan that is violent, profane, and extremely sexual. Eventually, it becomes evident to the majority of the characters in the book, that Raegan is indeed possessed by a daemon due to the changes in her appearance and drastic change to her personality. Blatty…

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  • Special Effects In Horror Film Analysis

    stories, but the effectiveness of the special effects turn the films into pieces of artwork that are visually entertaining and support the story. However, in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde there was far less blood and gore used. Although Hyde was killing, it did not show lots of blood and gore. Compared to American Werewolf in London, where there was lots of blood and gore used. This adds to creation of the horror due to the fact that the audience is seeing this werewolf tear people apart with the…

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  • Essay On The Exorcist

    William Friedkin’s The Exorcist, is, in many ways, the scariest movie of all time. It’s not just a brilliant and terrifying motion picture, although it’s that; it’s also a great human experience, one that invites moviegoers to experience fearful emotions, face the unknown and shape our belief systems. The Exorcist, may not have won the academy award for best picture, it is, however, a brilliantly successful scary movie that still gives us nightmares even today. The Exorcist is intense and excels…

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  • The Exorcist Analysis

    Young people are vulnerable and susceptible to being persuaded to subvert traditional values and beliefs. Arguably, this idea is presented in William Friedkin’s The Exorcist (1973), which demonstrates a threatening force that is crippling American society. Chicago Sun-Times film critic, Roger Ebert describes this film as “a frontal assault” on spectators that exploit their feelings and leaves viewers shaken after watching (1973). Indeed, the sexual perversion and foul play to religious…

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  • The Exorcist Film Analysis

    being released from Regan is the best ending possible and what the viewer ultimately wants. In the end, both priests wound up dead and even priest Karras was possessed under his loss of emotions. The last symbolic moment I will discuss is, “The early manifestations of the demon as an 'imaginary friend' seem like a substitute for the girl's absent father. A different sort of Father restores the situation. Beyond this The Exorcist plays on the guilt of women moving into the work-place” (Cull 47).…

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  • Essay On Religion In The Exorcist

    method ; mentioning that doing a exorcism is going back to the Middle Ages time. This create a doubt whether his a real priest comparing with Merrin, the other priest. Also the sexual act content is repeated here in the movie compared with Rosemary ' baby. In this films is acted by using sexual content words in different part of the movie. Another way it presented when Regan being possessed started to put the crucifixion in her female genitals using sexual content words at the same time. Also,…

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  • Exorcisms In The Early Church Essay

    negatively, the exorcist knew that an exorcism was needed. Holy water became a commonly used tool for the ritual as well as some “magical elements”, depending on the specific area (Jenkins, 102). Moreover, the text is significant as it identifies the three major circumstances under which exorcisms are to be used. These circumstances include “catechumens, the possessed, and things under demonic influence” (Jenkins 101). However, these distinctions became obscure and those who were not baptised…

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  • Alfred Hitchcock Jump Scares Analysis

    other surprises surface, they make for excellent jump scares in this film. However, Mrs. Ganoush isn't the only surprise Christine Brown encounters in this modern day adaptation of a 50's British horror classic. You can create jump scares without blood, guts, and gores in modern horror films set in contemporary times, and Drag Me to Hell is evidence. 4. The Exorcist III (1990) - The Exorcist III is one of those films that you either like or you don't, but either way, it's undeniable…

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  • American Horror Film Analysis

    structures and larger systemic dimensions such as human action, emotion and meaning,” (Woodward, 4). The truth of the American horror film. To better understand western culture and the connection between the object and the human. This connection is linked between western ideologies. These films draw on western cultures deepest fears and vulnerabilities. This is cleverly done over a period of time. Using advancing technologies and the audiences’ desires of the time frame. Horror films broadcast…

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  • The Haunting Of Hill House Essay

    Between the three books I read, The Haunting of Hill House, The Exorcist, and The Shining, they all gave me very different feelings. Some books may have been able to describe the horrors in ways that actually got into my head, while others had trouble of pulling the reader in. Overall, I had very different opinions of all the books. The first book I read was Shirley Jackson's, The Haunting of Hill House. The story is a psychological horror that brought four people together to explore a house…

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