The Exorcist

William Friedkin (director)
William Peter Blatty (screenwriter, novel)
Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb (starring)

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1973. Two vintage black-and-white studio still photographs from the 1973 film, one showing director William Friedkin and one showing Friedkin and screenwriter William Peter Blatty.

Based on the 1971 novel by screenwriter William Peter Blatty. The first and finest film in the series, following the demonic possession of a twelve-year-old girl and the ensuing attempts to purge her body of the evil spirit. One of the great genre films of the 1970s that accomplished the uncommon feat of being an over-the-top sensation upon its release and gaining subsequent status as a classic, with a strangeness and depth supplied by the strength of Ellen Burstyn and Max von Sydow's performances.

One 9.75 x 8 inches, one 9.25 x 8 inches. Near Fine.

National Film Registry.

[Book #150408]