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Film Review - Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist


Last year, director Alexandre O. Philippe (“The People vs. George Lucas”) issued “Memory: The Origins of Alien,” which strived to understand the creation of the 1979 horror classic without peeling back all the layers of the filmmaking process. It was an elusive documentary and unsatisfying overall, coming across as more of a college lecture than an unmissable breakdown of production achievements and cultural imprint. Philippe is back with “Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist,” and he’s still in a philosophical mood, attempting to approach an iconic picture from a few different angles, breaking the home video supplement routine. With “Memory,” Philippe had actors, widows, and historians, and he still didn’t manage to get beneath the skin of his subject. With “Leap of Faith,” he has Friedkin, a blunt director who’s always interested in a chance to talk about himself, bringing his distinct personality to the endeavor, with Philippe wisely sticking with his subject, refusing to go elsewhere to analyze the making of 1973’s “The Exorcist.” Read the rest at


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