The Exorcist is a 1973 horror film directed by William Friedkin, adapted by William Peter Blatty from his 1971 novel of the same name. The book was inspired by the 1949 exorcism case of Roland Doe, dealing with the demonic possession of a young girl and her mother’s desperate attempts to win back her daughter through an exorcism conducted by two priests. The film features Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Jason Miller, Linda Blair, and Mercedes McCambridge. The film is one of a cycle of "demonic child" films produced in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including Rosemary's Baby and The Omen. The...
|Release date:||June 19, 1973|
|Directed by:||William Friedkin|
|Producer:||William Peter Blatty|
|Editor:||Norman Gay, Evan A. Lottman, Bud S. Smith|
|Music by:||Steve Boeddeker|
|Screenplay by:||William Peter Blatty|
|Adapted from:||The Exorcist|