The Exorcist

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1973. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1973 film, showing director William Friedkin in conversation with young actress Linda Blair between takes.

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.

10 x 8 inches. About Near Fine, with light creasing at the corners.

National Film Registry.

[Book #154955]