William Peter Blatty on The Exorcist: From Novel to Film [FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING] 1974 • Bantam • Mint and Unread

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William Peter Blatty on The Exorcist: From Novel to Film by William Peter Blatty 


*Mega rare bantam paperback original, released on the heel of the film's success. 

Book is Mint.  Tight and unread copy with some tanning to wraps / pages.   Otherwise, flawless.  

In William Peter Blatty on The From Novel to Film, the New York Times bestselling author reveals the real-life incidents that inspired his famous novel and how it evolved into the groundbreaking Academy Award-winning screenplay of the 1973 groundbreaking William Friedkin film.

Is it a true story?  What is the real meaning of the ending?  Does Blatty actually believe in demonic possession?  Or exorcism?    Is lewdness of speech always present when dark forces invade humans?

Featuring the original, controversial ending of the novel, and both the first draft of the screenplay and the shooting script, Blatty presents his behind-the-scenes commentary on the differences between the book and screenplays, detailing the specific reasons why the changes were made for the final cut. This is the true story of the making of The Exorcist, an insider's guide to Hollywood in one of its most creative eras.