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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2017)
« Topic Start: January 14, 2017, 07:00:31 PM »
Legion was made from the 1983 novel into a movie in 1990, originally called Legion but changed to Exorcist III. It was directed by Blatty, who strongly protested the linkage created by using the title The Exorcist III. The film stars George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Jason Miller, Scott Wilson and Brad Dourif. The film was drastically altered in post-production with re-shoots imposed by Morgan Creek Productions, who demanded the last-minute addition of an exorcism sequence for the climax of the film. The final version differed from Blatty's vision.

A director's cut of Blatty's original vision of the film was released by Scream Factory on October 25, 2016. Blu-ray producer Cliff MacMillan said “We conducted an exhaustive search ...from the original shoot to re-create William Peter Blatty’s intended vision. Unfortunately, that footage has been lost to time. To that end, we turned to VHS tapes of the film’s dailies to assemble the director’s cut. However, even some of that footage was incomplete, so scenes from the theatrical re-shoot were used to fill in the gaps. This director’s cut is a composite of varying footage quality from the best available sources.”

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My sister gave me a copy of The Exorcist, which I read before seeing the movie. She warned me not to start reading it late, as you won't be able to put it down. (Lots of people have posted this online.) I did it anyway, and finished reading it at 2:00 am or 3:00 am. I was a little afraid to turn off the light at that point.

Good intel N2P. 

The original book was inspired by true events in PG County.  I recall quite a bit of diversity of opinion among priests in our PG parish, as to whether exorcism was real or not.

Speaking of books that were scary and hard to put down, Jurassic Park is one heck of a terrific book.