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On The Exorcist: From Novel to Film
Scenes you never saw, dialog you never heard, the true story by the man who started it all. Includes the Academy Award winning screenplay. The original controversial ending of the novel. Many exclusive photos never published before.
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Found this at a local used book store for $1. I loved the movie so I decided to buy it. This is NOT the novel The Exorcist, but rather the first draft screenplay and explanations by the author why changes were made from novel to film, where the story came from, etc. I've not read the actual novel, but now I want to just to see the similarities and differences. Yes, it was pretty creepy (as to be expected) and I now understand the story better. I would recommend this quick read for anyone who lik ...more
I loved the film version of The Exorcist. Even it's sequel is one of my favorite movies though people were laughing at it when I went to see it. However, I was unhappy upon reading it to learn they changed so much. It is what happens with movies though. This is an interesting read to find out what happens even when the director and screenwriter agree and make a great film that the writer still has regrets about. I found it very enlightening.
I was lucky enough to have gotten a copy of this when it was first published. It's a very rare book these days and a collector's item. Fantastic section of stills and pictures from the film and a great retrospect of the script and how it pertains to the movie. I have my copy under lock & key!