The Exorcist Film Analysis

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The Exorcist is a wonderfully crafted horror film that has withstood the test of time, as some even now cannot listen to "Tubular Bells" (my fiancé's father) without having flashbacks. Even though it was made almost half a century ago, people will still cower and groan with the movie; this is how it is still a household name to this day. I enjoy this movie tremendously and believe it to be a monumental achievement of the horror genre. My opinions of this movie are vast as this is another one of my favorite movies. The acting was a delight in itself. First, I simply must say that for a young girl like Linda Blair, who is Regan MacNeil in the film, her work was awesome. She conveyed anger and malicious intent just by her face alone; some actors…show more content…
Mercedes McCambridge voiced the demon, and she is so delightfully terrifying. Not only does she create a voice that keeps the gender ambiguous, this demon voice sounds real; most demon voices have some sort of voice manipulation to sound deeper or more intimidating whereas she uses her own voice. Every screech sounds like a demon in pain and every word said sounds like the demon is going to claw out my throat. Even when she says "your mother sucks cock in hell", a line I personally find hilarious when said by anyone else, you won't hear a peep from…show more content…
The beginning is very believable, with a very concerned mother trying to find out what is wrong with her daughter. The best dialogue, in my opinion, though, is the possession and exorcism scenes. All the lines given to the demon are words I would definitely expect a demon to say, like "Do you know what she did, your cunting daughter?" Or "Your mother's in here Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I'll see that she gets it". In addition, the priest dialogue is the same way, as I could only imagine that real priest would use the word of God to fight demons as well as warning others of interactions with demons. I particularly like the dialogue between the demon and the young priest, as both the loss of the priest's mother and the belief that Regan is just mentally disturbed at first lets the demon get the upper hand a
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