Here’s an article I wrote about The Exorcist – It’s really good, if I do say so myself. Read it and tell me what you think.
A few weeks ago in this Writer Loves series exploring our favourite movies, David Shreve posed a question: can loveable movies ever be considered truly great? Can only serious films earn the ultimate cinematic accolade and be labelled a genuine ‘classic’? Now Sean Fallon, from the eclectic writing blog The Equiatic Bind, approaches the question from a different angle. In his exploration of The Exorcist, Sean examines the hard sell of slow-burning movies, asking whether what makes a movie ‘boring’ can actually be its greatest strength.
Sean Fallon on The Exorcist (1973)
I love procedural movies. Anything that takes you through the nitty-gritty of a murder investigation or a well-planned heist is like catnip to me. A big reason why I love The Exorcist is because it isn’t the film that we think it is. People who have never watched it assume it’s a gory, jumpy, fast-paced horror film…
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