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The Exorcist (1973): Articles


Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time: From 'Psycho' to Edith Scob

Scariest Horror Movies: Sigourney Weaver and Alien creature demonstrate that life is less horrific if you don't hold grudges. Top 100 horror movies of all time: Chicago Film Critics' choices (See previous post: A look at the Chicago Film Critics Association's Scariest Movies Ever Made.) Below is the list of the Chicago Film Critics' Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time, including their directors and key cast members. Note: this list was first published in Oct. 2006. See also: Fay Wray, Lee Patrick, Edwige Fenech, and Mary Philbin among the movies' “Top Ten Scream Queens.” 1. Psycho (1960). Dir.: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Anthony Perkins. Janet Leigh. Vera Miles. John Gavin. Martin Balsam. 2. The Exorcist (1973). Dir.: William Friedkin. Cast: […]


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Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time: From 'Psycho' to Edith Scob



Linda Blair Remembers 'The Exorcist' + Elizabeth Reaser & Sean Young: Academy's Governors Awards

Linda Blair: Remembering 'The Exorcist' while paying tribute to make-up artist and Honorary Oscar recipient Dick Smith. Linda Blair honors 'The Exorcist' make-up artist Dick Smith: Academy's Governors Awards The Exorcist actress Linda Blair is pictured above while arriving at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2011 Governors Awards, held in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, on Saturday, Nov. 12. James Earl Jones (Field of Dreams, The Hunt for Red October) was a long-distance Honorary Oscar honoree, as he's co-starring with Vanessa Redgrave in Driving Miss Daisy on the London stage. Oprah Winfrey, a 1985 Best Supporting Actress nominee for Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple, attended the ceremony where she was handed the Jean […]


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Linda Blair Remembers 'The Exorcist' + Elizabeth Reaser & Sean Young: Academy's Governors Awards



Natalie Portman Dance-Double Controversy Predecessor: 'The Exorcist' Mercedes McCambridge Demon Voice

Linda Blair's face, Mercedes McCambridge's voice in William Friedkin's The Exorcist Much like Natalie Portman's out-of-wedlock pregnancy issue had a predecessor – in the Ingrid Bergman-Roberto Rossellini affair back in 1950 – something similar to the Portman-Sarah Lane-Black Swan Best Actress Academy Award controversy took place several decades ago, but with radically different results. “Having reaped a huge financial success with The Exorcist, Director William Friedkin and Warner Bros, hope to gather a few Oscars in April as well, notably for Linda Blair's performance as the demonically possessed heroine,” reported Time magazine in Feb. 25, 1974. A major blockbuster upon its post-Christmas 1973 release, The Exorcist earned a total of ten Academy Award nominations in early 1974, among them Best […]


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Natalie Portman Dance-Double Controversy Predecessor: 'The Exorcist' Mercedes McCambridge Demon Voice