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35e 16 > 25.07.2021

The Exorcist - Director's Cut

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Surely everyone knows the plotline of one of the most iconic films ever made. Hitchcock, Kubrick and Cassavetes were originally linked to the project. Finally, it was the novel’s author, William Peter Blatty, who suggested a young filmmaker for the job: William Friedkin, who had recently won a Best Director Oscar for The French Connection. Blatty would go on to win the 1974 Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Retrospective William Friedkin

FROM 19TH AUGUST TO 8TH SEPTEMBER 2020
Cinémas du Grütli, Geneva
Complete programme

FROM 26TH AUGUST TO 30TH OCTOBER 2020
Cinémathèque Suisse
Complete programme

Special evening at Cinémathèque on 7th October 2020
Preview screening of Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist by Alexandre O. Philippe (2019) followed by The Exorcist by William Friedkin (1973)
Details and tickets

  • fiction
  • US
  • 1973 | 133 min. | Colour
  • Language : English | Latin | Greek | French | German | Arabic | Kurdish |
  • Subtitles :
Cast & Crew
Screenplay
William Peter Blatty
Cinematography
Owen Roizman
Editing
Norman Gay
Evan A. Lottman
Music
Jack Nitzsche
Sound
Jean-Louis Ducarme
Cast
Ellen Burstyn
Max von Sydow
Lee J. Cobb
Kitty Winn
Jack MacGowran
Producer
William Peter Blatty
Warner Bros.
Hoya Productions
Print Contact
Park Circus Limited
William Friedkin
Filmobiography

1962 The People vs. Paul Crump (TV documentary, first of more than 30 films)

1967 Good Times (first feature)
1968 The Birthday Party
1970 The Boys in the Band
1971 The French Connection (Oscar for Best Director)
1977 Sorcerer
1980 Cruising
1985 To Live and Die in L.A.
1987 Rampage
1997 12 Angry Men (TV movie)
2000 Rules of Engagement
2006 Bug (awarded in Cannes)
2011 Killer Joe (awarded in Venice)

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