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William Peter Blatty

William Peter Blatty (born January 7, 1928) is an American writer and filmmaker. The novel The Exorcist, written in 1971, is his magnum opus; he also penned the subsequent screenplay version of the film, for which he won an Academy Award.

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2017's really sucked for horror fans, huh? William Peter Blatty, Tobe Hooper, George Romero, and n…
You should also totally listen to The Exorcist narrated by William Peter Blatty you will love it
Just up on the blog is my review of 'The Exorcist' by William Peter Blatty, the best horror I've read all year!
The late William Peter Blatty's tale of Academia & Evil in Georgetown comes to London's West End - free rosary bead…
A fantastically chilling clip of William Peter Blatty reading from his novel, THE EXORCIST.
'The Exorcist' author's MD home price will make your head spin:
Swirling through chapters of William Peter Blatty's "The Exorcist." I'm not mad..
“I’m telling you that ‘thing’ upstairs isn’t my daughter…” Forty-five years after William Peter Blatty’s best…
Mansion owned by William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist author up for sale $3.2million.
Recently listed Maryland mansion owned by William Peter Blatty, author of the best-selling 1971 horror fiction...
The price of "The Exorcist" author's Maryland mansion will make your head spin
This mansion owned by best-selling author William Peter Blatty is going for how much?!
In Memory of William Peter Blatty, here is the brand new edition of 'The Exorcist'. Enjoy!
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Wes Craven, William Peter Blatty, George Romero, now Tobe Hooper...please stop stabbing me in my horror-loving heart. .__.
A propos of William Peter Blatty's recent death, this lovely remembrance by of reading 'The Exorcist'
William Peter Blatty on his childhood hero Ray Bradbury's interpretation of THE EXORCIST
First George Michael dies on Christmas then the author of the Exorcist, William Peter Blatty dies on Friday the 13th
oh woah a fair few deaths today, Canon Kenyon Wright, Lord Snowdon and William Peter Blatty. Oh I see what Friday this is.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Wife of "Exorcist" author William Peter Blatty says the best-selling author has died.
\'Exorcist\' author William Peter Blatty dead at 89(Orlando news)
Very sad news. He was a brilliant writer of course but also directed EXORCIST 3, one of my favorite movies ever. https…
William Peter blatty author dies .. on Friday the 13th 😳
William Peter Blatty dead today. Your book scared middle school Kevin so bad, that I slept with a bible I checked out from a library.
A perfect novel about good versus evil and the power of faith.
Rest in peace William Peter Blatty, writer of both the peerless horror 'The Exorcist' AND the funniest Clouseau film, 'A S…
RIP to an extraordinary talent now with the God he so loved. William Peter Blatty dead aged 89 as tributes pour in.
'Exorcist' author William Peter Blatty dead at 89 /// One of the great commercial modern American novels.
Remember William Peter Blatty with this glorious anecdote about his book
William Peter Blatty, dear friend and brother who created The Exorcist passed away yesterday
'Exorcist' Author William Peter Blatty Dead at 89: William Peter Blatty, the author of "The Exorcist," has died
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William Peter Blatty, 'The Exorcist' author and screenwriter, has died at the age of 89
RIP William Peter Blatty, who wrote the great horror novel of our time. So long, Old Bill.
reveals how much she influenced William Peter Blatty's book (and later iconic horror film)
Letter from William Peter Blatty for director William Friedkin on opening day in the US 12/26/1973
Well, the research into it affected me. And the novel, it very much st...
I lived in Georgetown in the late '70s about four houses down from the...
People don't realise that Exorcist 3 is based on "Legion" by William Peter Blatty and is the true sequel to the Exorcist.
Author William Peter Blatty fictionalized his novel The Exorcist, published in 1971, but he will tell you it derived from actual facts!!!
same here...the direction, the dialogue scenes...all amazing. William Peter Blatty is a genius
I'm not aware that I was consciously influenced by any director, though the...
Fox has ordered to series , a modern retake (not reboot) on the 1973 film, based on the 1971 novel by William Peter Blatty.
that being said william peter blatty is still a WEIRDO!!
I'd sold the book first. Actually to a paperback publisher. I had nothing. ...
Fox has given the greenlight to a tv series based on The Exorcist. It will be a modern reboot of William Peter Blatty's novel.
On page 148 of 416 of El exorcista, by William Peter Blatty
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Horror does not interest me, and so I know little of its practicioners, old...
This week's Dead Good Deal has landed and it's a scary one... .
I talk to William Peter Blatty who wrote The Exorcist + directed/wrote Exorcist III about The Ninth Configuration
3 of 5 stars to The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
7) my favorite books are:. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
And the sad truth is that nobody wants me to write comedy. The Exorcist not...
Horror novel spotted in the wild: LEGION by William Peter Blatty.
The lieutenant grabs William Peter Blatty and screams: !!!
Reading William Peter Blatty's LEGION, the Exorcist sequel (of sorts). This one isn't going down easily.
My favourite book is William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist. Now, should I pick Sid up from school dressed as a priest or Regan??
Nobody found shot It was "The Exorcist III" (1989) by William Peter Blatty. Next shot in 5min!
On page 253 of 385 of The Exorcist, by William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty (author of THE EXORCIST) helped pen the screenplay for this '60s comedy -
William Peter Blatty's Legion is taking me forever to read. It's so slow. There's a 13 page letter from one character to another.
William Peter Blatty prefers Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist over Exorcist: The Beginning. E:TB was far more entertaining that Dominion.
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Legion from William Peter Blatty. It's the sequel to The Exorcist...you may pee...
5 of 5 stars to L'esorcista by William Peter Blatty
On page 191 of 403 of The Exorcist, by William Peter Blatty: Loving it.
Hooray today is the day that William Peter Blatty went back in time in a phone booth and nailed his mom
Sometimes it is helpful to laugh at least in order not to cry. © William Peter Blatty
Wishing the happiest of birthdays to William Peter Blatty. Thank you for your contributions in film and literature.
William Peter Blatty, author the novel and screenplay for the film 'The Exorcist,' was born in 1928
Happy Birthday William Peter Blatty, thank you from a lifelong fan
Today in film history: William Peter Blatty, Oscar-winning screenwriter, is born in 1928.
Happy Birthday to the one and only William Peter Blatty!!!
“God never talks. But the devil keeps advertising, Father. The devil does a lot of commercials.” - William Peter Blatty
“For I think belief in God is not a matter of reason at all; I think it finally is a matter of love.” - William Peter Blatty
“eternity, where time does not exist and so the future and the past are both the present.” . ― William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist
on 1928 William Peter Blatty, American author and screenwriter
Happy Birthday William Peter Blatty You scared the crap out of a teenage me with your superb creation
William Peter Blatty, the author who wrote the book that has shaken readers for generations, turns 88 today. Have you read The Exorcist?
Happy 88th birthday to "Exorcist" author William Peter Blatty, who also wrote (with Blake Edwards) the classic comedy "A Shot in the Dark."
Happy Birthday to writer and filmmaker William Peter Blatty (January 7,1928), author of the 1971 novel "The Exorcist” and many other works.
Happy January 7th birthday today to: William Peter "Exorcist author" Blatty (87), Jann "founder…
A happy dapper 88th birthday to William Peter Blatty!
Born on this day in 1928, William Peter Blatty. Let your heads do that 180 degree swivel and check these books -
Born today 1928 – and still writing – William Peter Blatty Best known for his book (and screenplay)...
Happy Birthday to Academy Award winning writer of The Exorcist (1973), William Peter Blatty.
He's going to need three William Peter Blatty's to pull this one off.
01-07. Happy Birthday to Peter Blatty, Born: January 7, 1928. William Peter Blatty is an American writer and...
Happy 88th Birthday Mr. William Peter Blatty and thx für all the nightmares your "Exorzist" led me through!
William Peter Blatty receiving his Exorcist Oscar from Jason Miller, 1974. Happy 88th bday!
Wow, okay, William Peter Blatty was not fond of Pauline Kael. Like Hunter S. Thompson-to-Nixon levels of not-fond. I learned this today.
Hmm… a huge chunk of William Peter Blatty's new book Finding Peter seems to just be his old book I'll Tell Them I Remember You 😕
the exorcist read by William peter Blatty is wonderful - as is Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian. Oh and Silence of the lambs
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The Exorcist is selling cheaper at INR 304 today
I guess I really want to give myself nightmares 😶 . Reading "The Exorcist" by William Peter Blatty. p.93
The Exorcist is selling cheaper by 29% at INR 305 today
Oh Lord, won't you buy me William Peter Blatty’s Lost Screenplay Collection
Found a copy of William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist in my grandma's garage. My taste in literature suddenly makes sense.
16-minute interview from 1980 with author William Peter Blatty on THE EXORCIST & his film THE NINTH CONFIGURATION
Tonight, an evening with William Peter Blatty. The Ninth Configuration (1980) or The Exorcist III (1990) ? Decisions, decisions...
Kudapatmi!! – Reading The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty (with Jhaa and Agung at Pantai Akkarena) —
Vintage photo of William Peter Blatty standing and looking on camera. -
Bought Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill and The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty today. Excited to get stuck into more horror reading!
FROM BOOK TO FILM: William Peter Blatty's novel "Legion" provided the basis for the third film in this diabolical movie series
Psycho 1960   The Movie Story: Norman Bates is a psychologically disturbed hotel owner who has delusions this his dead mother, whose body he keeps in the cellar, wants to kill hotel guests. He develops a dual personality and dresses like her when he commits his murders. The Real Story: The character Norman Bates was inspired by Ed Gein, a Wisconsin man who was arrested in 1957 for committing two murders and digging up the corpses of countless other women who reminded him of his dead mother. He skinned the bodies to make lamp shades, socks and a "woman suit" in hopes of becoming a woman. He was found to be insane and spent the rest of his life in a mental institution.     The Exorcist (1973)   The Movie Story: A pair of priests attempt to exorcise a demon that has possessed a 12-year-old girl living in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC. The Real Story: William Peter Blatty, screenwriter and author of the novel The Exorcist, was inspired by an article he read in college at Georgetown Un ...
Exorcist author William Peter Blatty, my step uncle, conducted EVP experiments, all in my new book.
TIL that author William Peter Blatty once won $10,000 on the Groucho Marx tv show "You Bet Your Life!" When Groucho asked what he planned to do with the money, Blatty said that he planned take some time off to "work on a novel". The novel turned out to be "The Exorcist". jujjumajjella
Lower Orders of Demons Many of have seen and even interacted with lesser Demons. These are the Demons with the glowing red eyes, rubbery wings and some even have fur. Up close, many of these Demons have the most beautiful eyes, like glowing rubies, deep and rich in color. They are originally from different planets, but many live with Father Satan and the other Demons. The lesser Demons are protectors, such as the Sumerian Demon, Pazuzu who is a protector of children and also women in childbirth. Pazuzu got a bad rap in the 1973 movie "The Exorcist" written by Catholic "William Peter Blatty." This was the Christian retaliation against the 1968 movie "Rosemary's Baby" which depicted Satan in a positive perspective. "The Exorcist," frightened many away from Satan and pushed the belief in Demonic "possession." AGAIN, fear is used as a powerful tool to keep people spiritually enslaved and ignorant. Unlike the Christian "God" and his ilk, Satan and his Demons do not use coercion, nor do they push themselves upo ...
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First experience to get horror without picture/ sounds. Should… – Reading The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty —
I've been away for a while...a long while in fact...I'm working on new material, reaching for new highs. I hope you're all well. I've also been working on this top 30 books in in horror, if you have a suggestion feel free to make one! Here is the list so far; Psycho - Robert Bloch The haunting of hill house - Shirley Jackson The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty Ash - James Herbert Rosemary's Baby - Ira Levin Jaws - Peter Benchley I am Legend - Richard Matheson. Ghost Story - Peter Straub The light at the end - John Skipp and Craig Spector Created By - Richard Christian Matheson Grin of the Dark - Ramsey Campbell Wasp Factory - Iain Banks Grotesque - Natsuo Kirino
Just started The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty. I hope it's not too spooky.
But i did read that Peter Blatty put pressure on Friedkin to change the end of the film on the stairs.
Thanks to William Peter Blatty for the great autograph!
right I'd usually ring in with a review to the Podcast but this time there is no time because it'll be gone in three days. I'm talking about BBC Radio 4's adaptation of THE EXORCIST which was aired in two parts last Thursday and Friday. Now this although an adaptation of William Peter Blatty's original novel , it had some radical differences the first being a the opening section of both the film and the book are gone, instead concentrating from the moment Fr. Karras (Phillip Glennister ) first meets the possessed Regan..the Second is the title, this version really is about the Exorcist and not the Exorcism and tells the story Of Karras, even Father Merrin played here by Ian McDiarmuid (Palpatine in Star Wars) only appears for fifteen minutes at the end . So the big question is it any good...well yes! There are problems , the main one being...the film! I don't know who though it was a good idea to adapt this story but the problem is that it is overshadowed by the film. You do end up thinking with every sc ...
The Exorcist director William Friedkin and author William Peter Blatty revisit locations from the film in Georgetown. A 40th Anniversary Blu Ray edition of the film will be released Oct. 8. Video by H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY
The Ninth Configuration, (also known as Twinkle, Twinkle, "Killer" Kane) is a 1980 American film directed by William Peter Blatty. The film is based on...
Listening to 1's dramatic interpretation of William Peter Blatty's
Did you know Stephen, that William Peter Blatty wrote The Exorcist novel in a guest house Angela Lansbury loaned him?
Wow, I just entered the Time Tunnel. Discovered a cache of my old Fantasy Film Festival interviews for the Z Channel, dating back to 1979. They were taken from Betamax recordings when they aired, so they don't look and sound so great, but there are some great guests at a great time in genre film history. Some of these were reproduced on the MASTERS OF HORROR DVDs, but this is a whole bunch I haven't seen in decades. Found the interviews with, among others, Spielberg, Shatner, a roundtable PIRANHA discussion with Joe Dante, Barbara Steele and Paul Bartel, William Friedkin, Roger Corman, and William Peter Blatty. Maybe I'll digitize them and put up a YouTube channel, if I don't find the whole thing too embarrassing...
By William Peter Blatty. A 12-year-old girl appears to be possessed by a demonic force
Brilliant dramatisation of The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty on BBC Radio 4.
What is the name of the William Peter Blatty character portrayed on screen by Linda Blair who gets possessed by the demon Pazuzu (even though Pazuzu claims, "And I'm THE DEVIL!")?
Legion is a 1983 horror novel by William Peter Blatty, a sequel to The Exorcist. It was made into the movie The Exorcist III in 1990. Like The Exorcist, it involves demonic possession. The book was the focus of a court case over its exclusion from the The New York Times Best Seller list.
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WILLIAM PETER BLATTYS Book scared me to death ! It took me forever to read it ! I was so scared, the movie did the same !
" And inwardly raged at this portion of his being that rendered him helpless; that he could not control ; that lay coiled within him like a length of rope, always ready to fling itself unbidden at the cry of someone else's need. It gave him no peace . Not even in sleep . At the edge of his dreams , there was often a sound like a faint , brief cry of someone in distress. It was almost Inaudible in the distance. Always the same. And for minutes after waking , he would feel the anxiety of some duty unfulfilled." William Peter Blatty the exorcist
I believe that it's God's will that I should begin writing a book, and that my musical goals be put temporarily on hold. That's all. I'm sure I will write it under my full name, James Todd Adams and not Jim Adams. It is as when William Peter Blatty didn't write simply as Bill Blatty, even though I'm sure that's how Mr. Blatty's friends all refer to him. I'm 50 soon, and books of all kinds have been produced by far younger men. I hope mine is one that is good, too. Amen.
William Peter Blatty's unsung drama of redemption, with many darkly comedic elements. A mental hospital for AWOL soldiers gets a new supervisor in the form o...
ACIDEMIC Journal of Film and Media The Exorcist in Iraq the question remains, "Why a tree?" and in the case of the Exorcist, "Why Iraq?" Of course there is no way that William Peter Blatty and William Friedkin could have known that Washington DC and Iraq would be, as we approach the historic end of the Mayan calendar in 2012, the site of the USA's modern crucifixion.
"Yet I think the demon's target is not the possessed; it is us . . . the observers . . . every person in this house. And I think---I think the point is to make us despair; to reject our own humanity, Damien: to see ourselves as ultimately bestial; as ultimately vile and putrescent; without dignity; ugly; unworthy." ― William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist
God's mercy and grace to William Peter Blatty and to Reverend Mike Warnke in Christ Jesus today. As for the late Anton Szandor LaVey, I hope that the judgment is one so as that he's being in *** blistered nicely. It is one fitting I say. We who live on this side of *** can't kill a dead liar, so this my way of venting my anger at such a man as dead liar of note, Anton Szandor LaVey. Dead men tell no tales, I am told. Do they inaudibly scream? Magus LaVey, I'd like to remind you, penned that evil work of unchristian filth, "The Satanic Bible." They say there was no repentance of his to his death. Fine by me, for all my opinion is worth. *** is, I personally opine, for fools. As for Magus LaVey, *** is welcomed to him. The hotter for him, the better. I'm none too sweet on dear departed, sweet, poor suffering St. Anton. He got what he wanted, and I hope now, he being on the other side of the veil, comes into all that he deserves. It is just. Amen. His wounds are welcome to all the salt they can take and ...
“But a myth, to speak plainly, to me is like a menu in a fancy French restaurant: glamorous, complicated camouflage for a fact you wouldn't otherwise swallow, like maybe lima beans.” ― William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist
" You don't blame us for being here, do you? After all, we have no place to go. No home... Incidentally, what an excellent day for an exorcism...” ― William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist
"We mourn the blossoms of May because they are to whither; but we know that May is one day to have its revenge upon November, by the revolution of that solemn circle which never stops---which teaches us in our height of hope, ever to be sober, and in our depth of desolation, never to despair.” ― William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist
“Perhaps evil is the crucible of goodness... and perhaps even Satan - Satan, in spite of himself - somehow serves to work out the will of God.” ― William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist
“The demon is a liar. He will lie to confuse us; but he will also mix lies with the truth to attack us. His attack is psychological, Damien. And powerful.” ― William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist
He financed the start of his writing career with $10,000 that he won on Groucho Marx's "You Bet Your Life". His writings and screenplays up until 1970 were comedies -a lot of which were directed by Blake Edwards. So what happened to him to cause him to hide out in Lake Tahoe and write the scariest book ever? Author of The Exorcist and screenwriter William Peter Blatty is 86 today
"Look at all those polls. Nine out of 10 Americans believe in God, says one. More Americans believe in the Devil than evolution, says another. And it’s the fear that something can possess you — not the Devil, but something like rage or jealousy or despair — that haunts everyone regardless of their belief system". -William Peter Blatty.
After reading Brothers Karamazov, now I think I'll have a much better time of reading Legion by William Peter Blatty. I've been really excited to get back through this book because the lead detective mentions Karamazov so many times throughout it. Now I can finally understand the references!! :D also, Legion is one of the best sequels I've ever read. The Exorcist was good, but the sheer philosophy and story involved within Legion I felt was so much better. Both were excellent though, in my opinion. ^^
a former brother in the Alexian Novitiate Monastery in Wisconsin, Patrick Rick, discussed a possession case and exorcism which took place at the original Alexian Brothers Hospital in St. Louis in 1949, as well as other noteworthy events which occurred at the Abbey including a takeover by Menominee Indians. When Rick joined the Catholic monastic order after graduating high school in 1966, he was told by some of the other Brothers the story of the 1949 exorcism case (which the movie The Exorcist was inspired by). At the Alexian Brothers Hospital, there were many people who worked with the possessed boy, including Jesuit priests, though the events were nowhere near as graphic as depicted in the movie, he noted. In the boy's hospital room, a copy of the diary of the exorcism events was found, and eventually author William Peter Blatty used it as research for his novel, The Exorcist. While the Alexians left the Wisconsin monastery in 1968, the Menominee Warrior Society (a Native American activist group) seized ...
HEADLINE NEWS OF THE WEEK, plus: WILLIAM PETER BLATTY & WILLAM FRIEDKIN, the screenwriter and director, respectively, of the iconic 1973 film The Exorcist, o...
Just in case anyone has not noticed, this page is not managed by the real William Peter Blatty, it's being run by fans.
"“In order for life to have appeared spontaneously on Earth, there first had to be hundreds of millions of protein molecules of the Ninth Configuration. But, given the size of the planet Earth, do you know how long it would take for just one of these protein molecules to appear by chance? Roughly 10 to the 243rd power, billions of years; and I find that far, far more fantastic than simply believing in a god.” ―William Peter Blatty
What if a man in shining garments appeared tomorrow morning hovering in the air above a great city and declared to all that he was sent to us by God; and that as a credential of his claim he would perform any miracle we asked of him?…And suppose he accomplished that. Would we believe him? Well, I think that for a while all would believe, all those who saw what he had done. But after a week or so, I fear only those of good will would still believe; all the others would be talking of autosuggestion, mass hysteria, mass hypnosis, coincidence, unknown forces and the like. It is not what we see in the sky that helps; it is what is in the heart. -William Peter Blatty, The Ninth Configuration.
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The Exorcist makes its scary radio debut A new version of The Exorcist, a film often considered one of the most frightening ever made, is to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 this month. The audio drama will go out late in the evening on two consecutive nights and, according to producer and director Gaynor Macfarlane, will be just as scary as the film that caused widespread controversy in America and Britain when it was first released in 1973. The adaptation will be based, like director William Friedkin's film, on the book of the same name by William Peter Blatty and will deal with the possession of a young girl, Regan, by a demon. In a key scene in the film the victim's head appears to swivel on her neck as family and clerics attempt to rid her of satanic influences. MacFarlane said this weekend that her radio version will not suffer from not being able to show such horrific moments: "In the book there is some doubt about whether Regan's head turns around or not. Our version may not have these filmic tricks, b ...
William Peter Blatty appeared on "You Bet Your Life" disguised as an Arab prince (through which Groucho Marx immediately saw). Blatty went on to win ten grand and lived off that scratch while writing "The Exorcist," so you could pretty easily argue that there would be no "Exorcist" without Groucho.
“Henri Bergson thought the principal function of the brain was to filter out most of reality so that we could focus on the tasks of earthly life,” he said. “When the filter is weakened by a powerful drug, what we see is not delusion but the truth.” ― William Peter Blatty, Elsewhere
“I don’t know," said Kane. His face was still hidden. "I think about sickness; earthquakes; wars." He lowered his head. "Painful death. The death of children. Children with cancer. If these are just part of our natural environment, why do they horrify us so? Why do we think of them as evil unless… we were programmed" - he felt for the words - "for someplace … else." His voice seemed far away. "Maybe conscience is our memory of how things were. Just suppose that we haven’t evolved; that we’ve really been going backwards … more and more alienated from-" Here Kane stopped. “From what?” “Psychiatrists aren’t supposed to say ‘God.’” — The Ninth Configuration - William Peter Blatty
Thank God in Christ Jesus for William Peter Blatty and his novel, "The Exorcist!" Don't ask me how, but coupled with the Bible, it is filled with theological import that gives to me what I need to cope: With religious hypocrisy, with knowing who I am and myriad other things. Again, I know it is weird, but I have peace again in my life that I had not just yesterday, just for having knowledge of Blatty and his work, and it is written in the Bible, "Each heart knows its bitterness, and no on else can share its joy." Today, I know joy. Praise God in Christ Jesus...I know joy. God be praised. Soli Deo Gloria in Nomine Iesu Christum. Amen et amen. Thank you Jesus. Praises to Thy Holy Name, O Lord. Thank you, Lord, that I did not sin as I had feared I would. Amen.
Afternoon Patrons! Some reminders: Our Basic Computer classes are starting on Feb. 4 @ 3-4PM, 5 seats per class, sign up now by calling 623-3011 or stop by the Circulation Desk and sign up. Additional classes will be held on the 11, 18, & 25 February. We just received the following NEW Titles: "Boy on the Wooden Box", by Leon Leyson, "City of Bones", by Cassandra Clare, "Command Authority", by Tom Clancy, "Dark Witch", by Nora Roberts, "The Exorcist" (oldie but goodie), by William Peter Blatty, "Gods of Guilt", by Michael Connelly, "Hazardous Duty", by W.E.B. Griffin, "House of Hades", by Rick Riordan, and "Looking for Alaska", by John Green. These books should be ready to take out by Wednesday, Thursday at the latest. I will be ordering more books this Friday so keep your eyes peeled (yuck) for more notices! Also, if the stars align just right, our new book shelves should be up by next Monday, Feb. 3. Have a great day and stay warm!
“When I was writing the novel I thought of it as a supernatural detective story, and to this day I cannot recall having a conscious intention to terrifying anybody, which you may take, I suppose, as an admission of failure on an almost stupefying scale.” — William Peter Blatty
Fun Fact: John Carpenter, Sam Raimi, William Peter Blatty and Wes Cravens love for Horror all started before they reached the age of 10 years old.so did mine
I just had a dream that was written by William Peter Blatty, and directed by Quinton Tarantino. One thing is certain, I do not ever need to return to this sector of my brain again! Wow.
Born Jan 23 Doutzen Kroes 29, Tito Ortiz 39, Tiffani Amber Thiessen 40, Mariska Hargitay 50, Chesley Sully Sullenberger 63, Frances Bay. On this day 1974 - Mike Oldfield’s "Tubular Bells" opened the credits of the movie, "The Exorcist", based on the book by William Peter Blatty. The song received a gold record this day. Mr. Oldfield was a bit surprised when he cracked open the wooden frame and removed the gold-plated disk. When he put it on his stereo, the record went around the OTHER way all by itself and the only sound he heard was that of Linda Blair throwing up pea soup. Yech! We heard that the flip side was "Sympathy for the Devil", by the Rolling Stones, but we’re not sure. We were too scared to find out. 1975 - "Barney Miller" made his debut on ABC-TV. We saw life in the 12th Precinct as Hal Linden starred as Barney and Abe Vagoda played Fish. The talented cast made the show a hit for eight seasons. There are 170 episodes in the series; making it one of television’s most durable comedies.
In your status line, list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don't take more than a few minutes and don't think too hard - they don't have to be "right" or "great" works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag 10 friends, including me, so I'll see your list. Quick and dirty: Dune - Frank Herbert The Stand - Stephen King The Hotel New Hampshire - John Irving On the Road - John Stienbeck The Glass Castle: A Memoir - Jeannette Walls The Excorsist - William Peter Blatty The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck Little House on the Prairie - Laura Ingalls Wilder The Hunt for Red October - Tom Clancy The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein
**Events - January 23 1789 - Georgetown College was established as the first Catholic college in the United States. The school is in Washington, DC. 1907 - Charles Curtis of Kansas began serving in the United States Senate. He was the first American Indian to become a U.S. Senator. He resigned in March of 1929 to become President Herbert Hoover’s Vice President. 1941 - Lady in the Dark premiered. It was the first of 162 performances. The show’s star, Danny Kaye, gained popularity as a result of his appearance in the play. 1941 - Artie Shaw and his orchestra recorded Moonglow on Victor Records. In the band were such sidemen as Johnny Guarnieri, Jack Jenney, Billy Butterfield and Ray Conniff (on trombone). 1943 - Duke Ellington and the band played for a black-tie crowd at Carnegie Hall in New York City. It was the first of what was to become an annual series of concerts featuring the the Duke. 1964 - The Milwaukee Braves’ legendary pitcher, Warren Spahn, signed a contract worth $85,000, making him the ...
Seeing "Exorcism" most searched topic on Yahoo.com is kinda interesting. I watch the '73 classic "The Exorcist" by William Peter Blatty quite a bit. One of my all time favorite horror films. I still need to read the novel.
Forty years after the release of “The Exorcist,” writer William Peter Blatty is still chasing a demon.
Angie Dickinson and Jason Miller presenting William Peter Blatty with the Oscar® for Writing (Screenplay--based on material from another medium) to William P...
Directed by William Peter Blatty. With Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Jason Miller, Ed Flanders. A new commanding officer arrives at a remote castle serving as an insane asylum for crazy and AWOL U.S. Army soldiers where he attempts to rehabilitate them by allowing them to live out their crazy fantasies...
Happy belated birthday(1/7) to William Peter Blatty, writer of The Exorcist...3:-)
Happy Birthday to Kenny Loggins! He is 66. Let's see who else is celebrating a birthday today! Author-Screenwriter William Peter Blatty is 86. Singer Kenny Loggins is 66. Singer-songwriter Marshall Chapman is 65. Actor David Caruso is 58. TV personality Katie Couric is 57. Country singer David Lee Murphy is 55. David Marciano is 54. Actress Hallie Todd is 52. Actor Nicolas Cage is 50. Singer John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting is 49. Actor-rapper Doug E. Doug is 44. Actor Kevin Rahm is 43. Jeremy Renner is 43. Country singer John Rich of Big and Rich is 40. Actor Dustin Diamond is 37. Actress Lauren Cohen is 32. Actor Brett Dalton is 31. Actor Liam Aiken is 24.
January 7th: Feast of Saint Raymond Penyafort. In 1610, astronomer Galileo Galilei began observing three of Jupiter's moons (he spotted a fourth moon almost a week later). In 1789, America held its first presidential election as voters chose electors who, a month later, selected George Washington to be the nation's first chief executive. In 1800, the 13th president of the United States, Millard Fillmore, was born in Summerhill, N.Y. In 1894, one of the earliest motion picture experiments took place at the Thomas Edison studio in West Orange, N.J., as Fred Ott was filmed taking a pinch of snuff and sneezing. In 1927, commercial transatlantic telephone service was inaugurated between New York and London. In 1942, the Japanese siege of Bataan began during World War II. (The fall of Bataan three months later was followed by the notorious Death March.) In 1949, George C. Marshall resigned as U.S. Secretary of State; President Harry S. Truman chose Dean Acheson to succeed him. In 1953, President Harry S. Truman ...
so, tomorrow is my bday. so what. what i wish for, is for all of you that live in an area where it is cold, call your local shelters, see if they need anything. take old coats and blankets directly out into the streets and give them to people with no homes. hot meals, hot chocolate, coffee...pay it all forward. it is deadly cold for too many humans and pets right now. so, get up, get out, and make someone warm. and if ya have the time. talk to someone who needs a friend. tomorrow i am celebrating the birth of William Peter Blatty, born 1928...wrote "The Exorcist" and adapted it for screenplay. i can only hope. be nice, save a life, blankets and coats.. *** anything people can cover up with, help a fellow human out.
Just finished Elsewhere by William Peter Blatty, highly recommend this one. Blatty does a brilliant job of creating an old fashioned ghost tale with a few twists. Quick read.
40 YEARS AGO TODAY, the ultimate in counter programming, a movie was released to holiday film audiences that turned Christmas smiles into gapes of shock and terror- I'm talking about the one, the ONLY-the greatest horror film of ALL time- William Friedkin's The Exorcist. And yes, Virginia, your momma's still sucking 'em down there in *** Happy Birthday PAZUSU! - There is no question. The film that has affected me more then any other is THE EXORCIST. Nearly four decades later, I will not watch it alone. I own it, yet it’s filed away in my closet, out of eye’s view. With all the endless parodies and rip-offs that have followed in its wake, it may be hard for some to fathom my trepidation towards what is, after all, only a movie. But for those not present upon the film’s initial release Christmas of ‘73 (the ultimate in counter programming), there is little I could say to truly convey the cultural, sociological and religious/spiritual impact which this joint brainchild of author William Peter Blatt . ...
On this day in 1973, The Exorcist, a horror film starring the actress Linda Blair as a girl possessed by an evil spirit, makes its debut in theaters; it will go on to earn a reputation as one of the scariest movies in history. The Exorcist was based on William Peter Blatty's 1971 novel of the same name, about the last sanctioned Catholic exorcism to take place in the United States, in the late 1940s. In the film, Blair played Regan, a sweet 12-year-old girl who begins suffering bouts of bizarre behavior. When her concerned mother (Ellen Burstyn), contacts a priest, he recommends performing an exorcism. Max Von Sydow and Jason Miller played the two priests who eventually conduct the exorcism at the home where Regan is living in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C.
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My second is Exorcist III based on William Peter Blatty's 'Legion'. Great book; and George C. Scott, great actor.
William Peter Blatty, who won an Academy Award for the screenplay adaptation of The Exorcist, is petitioning his alma mater after it invited...
MUST-LISTEN: Tune in to 105.9 FM from 5-9 AM on Thursday morning to hear Brian and Larry to interview Republican nominee for Attorney General of Virginia Mark D. Obenshain (in studio), Stuart Varney and The Exorcist author William Peter Blatty (in studio)!
HF's Halloween Movie Recommendations: In no particular order, here's a few flicks I suggest for any weirdos out there. 1. Exorsist III- A criminally underrated movie. George C. Scott is amazing in this supernatural hair-raiser. Directed by writer William Peter Blatty, this film is often overlooked, due to the brilliance of the 1973 original, but more so, because of the awfulness of its un-needed and terrible predecessor, The Exorsist II. This movie really has it all and I believe stands right next to the original. WATCH 2. The Exorcism of Emily Rose- Director Scott Derrickson, (who's made some "not so good movies", although "Sinister", I thought was quite good) brings us a fresh take on the possession genre. Here we have not another possession movie. Exorcism of Emily Rose stands out as its played out in the form of a court room drama, re-telling the horrible story. I find this movie terrifying, suspenseful and very well acted. 3. The Women in Black - A "gothic period ghost story" directed by James Watkin ...
watching Zero Mostel in ...a WESTERN! Larry Storch as a Bandito...Kim Novak...Clint Walker...Sam Jaffee...Elisha Cook Jr...Mako...Claude Akins...screenplay by...William Peter Blatty ! Hysterical from the 1st scene on...killing me...
2 of 5 stars to Dimiter by William Peter Blatty
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I gave a presentation at NYU as a grad student on expressions of faith in the films of William Peter Blatty
The Exorcist is a novel of supernatural suspense by William Peter Blatty, published by Harper & Row in 1971. It was inspired by a 1949 case of demonic possession and exorcism that Blatty heard about while he was a student in the class of 1950 at Georgetown University, a Jesuit school. On October 31,...
More about Richard Matheson (I AM LEGEND) and his influential place in the development of modern horror. He and Jack Finney (THE BODY SNATCHERS) pioneered a realistic approach in the 1950s, working to convince readers that the characters and setting were real. This sounds obvious now, but it was a revolutionary idea in the 1950s. In the 1960s, the horror writers who continued that concept and made a difference were Ira Levin (ROSEMARY'S BABY) and William Peter Blatty (THE EXORCIST). In the early 1970s, Thomas Tryon wrote his masterpieces, THE OTHER and HARVEST HOME, adding lyricism to the realistic mix. Also in the early 1970s came Stephen King's CARRIE and 'SALEM'S LOT. The latter was King's combination of PEYTON PLACE with DRACULA, an approach that almost defines Matheson's legacy. The great Peter Straub then added overt literary elements in novels like GHOST STORY, showing that horror could transcend genre classifications. Those names and titles are the foundation of modern horror.
Click on the link below for a downloadable or streamable service of holy communion that I have cobbled together for the 5th. Sunday after Pentecost (4th. Sunday after Trinity). The liturgy is from the Church in Wales and the music is from all over the place. The sermon this week is by William Peter Blatty. As always I would be really grateful if you would share this link with your social media friends.
40 years ago today, William Peter Blatty's "The Excorsist" was released in Theaters, causing people all over to panic, and faint before leaving the theater to become devoutly religious. is a deleted scene that would have done me in. What about you??
Everything That Happens In-Between is Chas Klimczak’s literary debut. It is a collection of seven short-to-novella length stories connected by common motifs and conceits. The stories explore the theme of deviation and the effects and consequences of blazing one’s own path through the Universe instead of following the middle class herd. The varied style includes obsession plagued Fitzgerald-esque men and women, the kind of spiritually crippled characters one might find in the work of William Peter Blatty, and ironic revelations not unlike the writing of Flannery O’Connor. The book includes the following stories… “Local on the Nines” – Libby is a deviant. She’s thrown things in the river her entire life. She understands the impositions of time, and is dissimulated from her human counterparts behind the static which carries her voice into their homes each morning at nine after the hour. She suffers. She suffers because she’s abandoned the idea that the Universe occasionally bends on her beh ...
William Peter Blatty, the author of 'The Exorcist,' is suing Georgetown University for not being Catholic enough.
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William Peter Blatty (C ’50) submitted a petition Friday calling for Georgetown to comply with canon law or be stripped of the right to call itself a Catholic institution.
"This is totally delusional if not hallucinatory," William Peter Blatty on claims of Catholicity.
Today’s 1940s v 70s Movie Challenge matches up two divergent films about young girls coping with religious rituals and doubts. You couldn’t find movies to better represent the different attitudes of upbeat innocence in the postwar 1940s, and bleak grittiness in the 1970s. Carrie nominates that Christmas evergreen, "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947), George Seaton's holiday fable in which a no-nonsense child (Natalie Wood) comes to believe in Kris Kringle (persuasively played by Edmund Gwenn). This postwar studio effort strikes all the intended notes, depicting doubt and faith in ways that all seven-year-olds can grasp. Of course, one of the reasons I love it best is because it marks the screen debut of Thelma Ritter. Glen comes back with “The Exorcist” (1973), written by William Peter Blatty and directed by William Friedkin. A pre-teen girl (terrifically played by Linda Blair) becomes possessed by the devil. After a slow build, the movie leads to a harrowing 30-minute battle between the grotesque chi ...
William Peter Blatty, the Academy-Award winner who wrote 1973's "The Exorcist," graduated from Georgetown University in 1950 and has financially supported his alma mater for years. In May of last year, though, Blatty announced he was preparing a canon lawsuit against the school. On Friday, Blatty ke...
In case you'd been wondering why you hadn't heard from William Peter Blatty in awhile...
A group of alumni, students, parents, and faculty of Georgetown University have sent a letter to Cardinal Donald Wuerl asking him to remove the label “Catholic” from the school based on the school’s embrace of secularism. William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist and Georgetown alum, is among the...
Re-reading "The Shinning" by Stephen King. Great book! Next I will be reading "The Amityville Horror" by Jay Anson. Then after that "The Exorcist" by William Peter Blatty. “Can I be blunt on this subject? If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” ― Stephen King, On Writing
March 10, 1974... * Talk about following orders ... a Japanese lieutenant who's been hiding in the Philippine jungles ever since World War II ... 30 years ago ... finally emerges today ... his 52nd birthday. Asked by Japanese newsmen why he didn't come out before ... Hiroo Onoda says, "I had not received the order"... * Sleepy lawmakers at the State Capitol finally adjourn their 1974 session at 5:18 a.m. after killing a bill to reinstate the death penalty in Virginia... * Ice hockey ... the Richmond Robins' hopes for a playoff bid continue to fade as they battle the Boston Braves to a 3 - 3 tie in Beantown... * At local theaters in this March of '74 ... Al Pacino stars in "Serpico" at Ridge Cinema ... William Peter Blatty's "The Exorcist" is showing at the Capitol Theater ... and a double feature of "The Seven-Ups" and "Emperor of the North" starring Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine at the Bellwood Drive-in... * The popular duo of Seals and Crofts comes to Richmond Coliseum for a concert March 29. On the 16 ...
Did you know? William Peter Blatty originally proposed the idea of Marlon Brando playing Father Karras, which delighted the studio but was rejected by William Friedkin fearing that it would become a...
JANUARY 19, 2012 The Haunted Boy, The Secret Diary Of The Exorcist: A Movie Review Author/Ed Sum Directors / writers: Christopher Saint and Philip Adrian Booth Writer: Raymond Bishop (original treatment) The Booth Brothers made a name for themselves amongst certain groups within the paranormal community. They produce feature length film documentaries that explore some of America's famous haunts, like the Waverly Hills Sanatorium, and they take their time in constructing a compelling case. In Spooked, the old asylum takes on a new life. In The Haunted Boy, the demons said to be still lingering get tackled. Not many people will realize that the real life case of the St. Louis Exorcism was the inspiration of William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist. Much like the book, this movie can easily be divided into parts. The opening act looks at the origins of what caused the young 13-year-old boy to become possessed in 1949. Although his name was never revealed, certain aspects of his exorcism slowly became part of the ...
William Peter Blatty reveals the secret message of his novel, The Exorcist.
Your Horoscope for Monday, January 7th You could get the wrong idea, develop false ideals, and let your imagination carry you away to the point that those who support and care for you are neglected or hurt. Walk a careful line when it comes to dreams versus realities. Words may convey a bit more emotional meaning than usual, as under-the-radar communication makes inner messages clear. Love: 79% Emotions: 68% Intuition: 5% Creativity: 77% Work: 8% Money: 27% Power Numbers: 10, 23, 47, 43, 28, 2 Born Today: Nicolas Cage, Katie Couric, William Peter Blatty, St. Bernadette, Albert Bierstadt, Millard Fillmore Yesterday's Horoscope - Tomorrow's Horoscope
The only proof he needed for the existence of god was music. Kurt Vonnegut, 2006 January 7 Birthdays Nicolas Cage turns 49 David Caruso turns 57 Jeremy Renner turns 42 Bipasha Basu turns 34 Katie Couric turns 56 Haley Bennett turns 25 Butterfly McQueen (1911 - 1995) Kenny Loggins turns 65 Charles Addams (1912 - 1988) Alfonso Soriano turns 37 David Yost turns 44 Millard Fillmore (1800 - 1874) Thomas Henry Ismay (1837 - 1899) Lewis Hamilton turns 28 Dustin Diamond turns 36 Jean Pierre Rampal (1922 - 2000) William Peter Blatty turns 85 Jann Wenner turns 67 Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy (1966 - 1999) Todd Day turns 43 Donald Brashear turns 41 Natalie Gulbis turns 30 Jim Gaffigan turns 47 Terry Moore turns 84 Robert Sheehan turns 25 Erin Gray turns 63 Lyndsy Fonseca turns 26 Clint Mansell turns 50 Blueivy Carter turns 1 Johnny Mize (1913 - 1993) Alvin Dark turns 91 Rand Paul turns 50 John Thune turns 52 Eden Hazzard turns 22 Jon Lester turns 29 Francisco Rodriguez turns 31 Ivan L Moody turns 33 Jack Cust turns 34 J ...
Today is January 7, The Day of Unusual Interests. Not only are people on this day (and other 7's in the year) unusual but they are drawn by unusual happenings. Happy Birthday to Saint Bernadette of Lourdes, anthropologist Zora Neal Hurston, macabre cartoonist Charles Addams, Exorcist novelist William Peter Blatty, film actors Nicholas Cage and Terry Moore, naturalist-writer Gerald Durrell, pianist Clara Haskil, surrealist painter Oscar Dominguez, harp vituoso Nicholas Zabaleta, serotonin discoverer Irvine Page, US president Millard Fillmore, poet Robert Duncan, composer Francis Poulenc, singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins, governors Orville Faubus and Claude R. Kirk.
2. What happened in 1971? Austrian Kurt Waldheim became Secretary General of the United Nations, Charles Manson and three of his followers were found guilty of murder, William Peter Blatty wrote "The Exorcist", and a new stock market index made its debut. Which one? Nikkei 225 Nasdaq Composite Dow Jones Industrial Average S&P 500
Im still stoked that Joe Dante, Russ Streiner, Jadeen Barbor, Brad Schachter, Tom Mcloughlin, William Peter Blatty, & Dan Kamin called us on Halloween night to wish us a Happy Halloween!!
The Exorcist -- a psychological drama starring Ellen Burstyn, Max Von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Jack MacGowran, Jason Miller and Linda Blair. Directed by William Friedkin and written by William Peter Blatty. The Exorcist tells the story of a little girl who is possessed and the means by which the demon i...
Big red letters that say William Peter Blatty..scary violins♥ nobody eva wants to watch it with me =[ ol scary *** chumps.
Horror movie Trivia 1. In the movie Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) how many of the victims are killed with a chainsaw? a. 5 b. 2 c. 4 d. 1 2. In the movie Halloween (1978) it took Donald Pleasence how many days to shoot all his scenes? a. 5 days b. 3 days c. 4 days d. 6 days 3. Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) used how many gallons of fake blood during the filming of the movie? a. 50 gallons b. 500 gallons c. 100 gallons d. 1000 gallons 4. In Friday the 13th (1980) the fake ending scene in which Alice is attacked by Jason, was shot three times in three months. Which months was it? a. September, October, December b. August, September, October c. July, August, September d. September, October, November 5. In Silence of the Lambs (1991) Buffalo Bill is the combination of three real life serial killers, which of these is not one of them? a. Ed Gein b. Albert Fish c. Ted Bundy d. Gary Heidnick 6. William Peter Blatty won $10,000 on a game show and told the host he was going to use the money to take time off and ...
The best Exorcist move is William Peter Blatty's "THE EXORCIST" Extended Director's Cut. Directed by William Friedkin.
Day 18 of 31 Scares in 31 Days. Tonight's movie is one that I like a lot, but I'm not sure how many other people like it. 'The Exorcist III: Legion' stars George C Scott (not his best work), has an amazing creepy performance from Brad Dourif (his scenes are easily the best in the movie), and was written and directed by William Peter Blatty (he wrote the original Exorcist). Yes, I am watching these out of order, but you don't really have to have seen 'The Exorcist' to get what's going on here, though it doesn't hurt. I've seen both a few times so I know who is who and what's going on. 'The Exorcist III' takes place 15 years after the original and completely ignores 'The Exorcist 2' and my advice is that you should too, its a horrible movie.
It is probably obvious to many who have been around listverse for the last two years, that one of my favorite horror movies is the Exorcist.
William Peter Blatty wrote this novel and movie in which a mother believes her child is possessed by a demon. What's this story?
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Since I got to meet William Friedkin on Saturday, my Exorcist bucket list is down to William Peter Blatty & Max Von Sydow
William Peter Blatty added new scenes and rewrote the structure. It's amazing. I'd read the original before. New one is better.
I fux with anything William Peter Blatty does
both William Peter Blatty and William Friedkin are stubborn as that would have got trashed. You just should'nt remake some.
I know this will never happen, but I'd love to see William Peter Blatty get another shot at making a movie. Seriously underrated director.
Life means all that it ever meant, It is the same as it ever was, there is unbroken continuity.
Seth of the Egyptians was associated with Samael and Azazel of the ancient Hebrews and Pazuzu of the ancient Sumeria. "Pazuzu, Lord of Fevers and Plagues, Dark Angel of the Four Winds with rotting genitals from which he howls through sharpened teeth over stricken cities…." William S. Burroughs, Cities of the Red Night The mighty wind devil of the Assyrian and Babylonian wastelands can be considered as one of the most malevolent elemental forces in the world of mythology. As Pazuzu, this middle-eastern demon has reached popular attention in William Peter Blatty's sensational novel, The Exorcist. The film this novel inspired brought the subject of demonic possession into common parlance, but it was left to the misunderstood, atmospheric sequel, Exorcist II: The Heretic, directed by John Boorman, to represent the malefic powers of Pazuzu in an authentic, mythological context as a desert scavenger; bringer of desolation and plague. This was imaged effectively in the film as a vast locust swarm, heralding an ...
At the top of my list of people I would like to meet are Guillermo Del Toro, David Naughton, Stephen McHattie, Tony Burgess, Bruce McDonald, Robert Redford, Anthony Hopkins, Stephen King, William Peter Blatty, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. There are plenty more, but that is the start of the list.
Just finished reading The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty. I first read this in 1972 and thought that after 40 years, it would not be as compelling and frightening as it was when I first read it. Happily, it still stands the test of time. Yes, some references are dated but it is still a good read. I also found it as difficult to put down this time as it was the first time.
Finished reading The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty. One of the best horror novels ever. They did a great job with the movie.
Dimiter (Hardcover): William Peter Blatty has thrilled generations of readers with his iconic mega-bestseller Th...
See William Peter Blatty's "The Ninth Configuration" for free this Saturday in London at Aorto Burst Film Club
finished Legion by William Peter Blatty and gave it 3 stars
Pretty bad but fascinating to see Beatty, Arthur Hiller, William Peter Blatty try to pull off this limp sex farce
A world-premiere stage version of William Peter Blatty's famous horror novel "The Excorcist" is now playing to Aug. 12 at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. Brooke Shields, Richard Chamberlain and Emily Yetter star in the intense play about a girl possessed by the devil. Tony Award winner John Doyle (...
Very excited today as we are having author William Peter Blatty and a production crew here to film a documentary on the 45th anniversary of the Exorcist. (Mr. Blatty wrote the screenplay/novel while he rented what is now our guest house from Angela Lansbury.) Can't wait to meet Mr. Blatty and learn more about his time here at the house. Hopefully I'll be able to take some pictures and post them after the shoot.
Forget the movie. This "Exorcist" is turning heads - by not turning heads. "We're not going to throw up all over the audience," noted actor Richard Chamberlain while on a recent rehearsal break at the Geffen Playhouse of the new stage adaptation of the 1971 William Peter Blatty novel about a girl wh...
Back in May we learned that William Peter Blatty and William Friedkin were working on some sort of television series. Now that seemed like intriguing news, right? Well it was. Right up until a few days later when Blatty said that information was 'utterly false,' though he and Friedkin did apparentl...
Producers Ben Sprecher and Sonia Friedman may bring their production of THE EXCORCIST, adapted from the 1971 novel by William Peter Blatty by John Pielmeier, to the John Golden Theatre on Broadway this fall, according to the New York Post.
William Peter Blatty, author of the Exorcist, calls out Georgetown for inviting Kathleen Sebelius to speak there.
Publishing house Lonely Road Books are busy proofing their upcoming revised special edition releases of The Exorcist 40th Anniversary novel. They recently revealed the amazing artwork that will be used on the covers and gave William Peter Blatty dedication site The Ninth Configuration an exclusive l...
Amanda Marcotte's piece on the Exorcist author's absurd church court suit against Georgetown for not being Catholic enough: "William Peter Blatty is a perfect icon for what this newly reinvigorated war on women is all about: old, reactionary, out-of-touch, and throwing a temper tantrum because the world has rejected his view of women as inherently inferior, subversive, disgusting creatures."
REL GENRL Exorcist’ author, William Peter Blatty, to sue Georgetown University in Catholic court: Forum: Timebom...
William Peter Blatty knows a thing or two about what happens when a hostile presence infiltrates Catholic bodies.
Hey guys, I don't know if any of you enjoy reading, but I've a number of really good books in PDF format... I have these books: Dracula & Frankenstein & The legend of sleepy hollow & William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist & Dante's Inferno & The complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft & a bunch of Stephen King novels, including The Shining & It & Salem's Lot, and a collection of his short stories, and there all virus free... But if anyone wants, I'd be more than happy too e-mail a copy too any of you.
Ellen Burstyn in THE EXORCIST directed by William Friedkin, written for the screen & produced by William Peter Blatty based on his novel
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