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On The Exorcist: From Novel to Film

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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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Michelle Horton
May 17, 2013 Michelle Horton rated it it was amazing
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
Paul Dinger
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.
Waide Riddle
Jun 21, 2015 Waide Riddle rated it it was amazing
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!
Kevin Armes
Mar 30, 2013 Kevin Armes rated it it was amazing
This scared the living daylights out of me as a young teen. Terrific story and screenplay.
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Jun 18, 2007 Mscharlee rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Exorcist Enthusiasts
This is the actual screenplay of the movie. I read it on one day. Good read but hard to find.
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Sep 07, 2009 Jen Gough rated it really liked it
Screen plays are not my favorite past times!
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William Peter Blatty is an American writer and filmmaker. He wrote the novel The Exorcist (1971) and the subsequent screenplay version for which he won an Academy Award.
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