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I'm no Exorcist expert, but wasn't it a Ouija board? Contacted Captain Howdy...I think?
That's what I thought too, but it was so glanced over. And then what was the point in the beginning on focusing on the priest in the desert with his weird vision of the Pazuzu statue and finding that artifact?
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Yep, that's how it happened
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:47 PM
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Yep, that's how it happened
There should have been more emphasis on how it happened. You'd think the mother would've been concerned about that so it didn't happen again. It doesn't take long to film burning an Ouija board, come on.

I need to read the book, maybe it'll better explain. Which I actually have, but I don't read well, that figures.
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Old 08-23-2017, 06:51 PM
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That's what I thought too, but it was so glanced over. And then what was the point in the beginning on focusing on the priest in the desert with his weird vision of the Pazuzu statue and finding that artifact?
OK, so the priest in the desert at the beginning is the older priest who dies at the end (Lankester (Father) Merrin). He was at an archaeological dig in Iraq, found an amulet resembling a statue of Pazuzu, a demon he had cast out years earlier. The wind and dogs fighting indicated the demon was back, evidently for revenge on Merrin... so I read... But the film rather shows the demon seems to know Father Caras, and tells Caras he possessed Regan so that the demon can be with Caras.

I didn't read the book, and I'm not planing on it, but maybe you can just chalk it up to the demon knows a lot and lies a lot, and that's all there is to it. It's Merrin who finds the demon, or is sent to the demon, through The Vatican, so the demon's ties to Merrin really don't mean a hill of beans the larger scheme of things, nor the film, in my opinion.

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There should have been more emphasis on how it happened. You'd think the mother would've been concerned about that so it didn't happen again. It doesn't take long to film burning an Ouija board, come on.

I need to read the book, maybe it'll better explain. Which I actually have, but I don't read well, that figures.
You're right, the film really doesn't go into the ouija board and Captain Howdy much at all. It's just creepy to know, and they move on to the other stuff. And I gather you're just joking around, but as you probably know, I don't think the magic solution of 'burning of the board' was invented until 2000's horror films.

If you just want the short version of the plot explained, wiki covers the main ties https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Exorcist_(film)#Plot
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Old 08-24-2017, 04:51 AM
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There should have been more emphasis on how it happened. You'd think the mother would've been concerned about that so it didn't happen again. It doesn't take long to film burning an Ouija board, come on.

I need to read the book, maybe it'll better explain. Which I actually have, but I don't read well, that figures.
I also read the book, but, it was so long ago I don't remember ANY details. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:08 PM
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The wind and dogs fighting indicated the demon was back, evidently for revenge on Merrin... so I read... But the film rather shows the demon seems to know Father Caras, and tells Caras he possessed Regan so that the demon can be with Caras.

I didn't read the book, and I'm not planing on it, but maybe you can just chalk it up to the demon knows a lot and lies a lot, and that's all there is to it. It's Merrin who finds the demon, or is sent to the demon, through The Vatican, so the demon's ties to Merrin really don't mean a hill of beans the larger scheme of things, nor the film, in my opinion.
I agree entirely. Take him out and you don't really miss him. He wasn't even the exorcist who saved the day. Hell he dies (by the demon's hand or heart problems as indicated by taking pills, I'm not sure) and it's Damian who takes Pazuzu out. The character may have had a larger role in the book, but in the movie, he was really just not needed. He only raises more questions.

Honestly I would've liked to have seen Damian go against the church and try to do the exorcism on his own. I mean they were sure hella quick to agree to all this even though he stressed earlier that it wouldn't be easy to get the church's approval even with solid proof (his proof btw was constantly getting debunked). He had mentioned before he was possibly losing faith, like why even mention that if you're not going to go further into it? Seeing this possession and taking it upon himself to save this child's soul would've been a great soul search to behold.

But maybe that's just me.

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You're right, the film really doesn't go into the ouija board and Captain Howdy much at all. It's just creepy to know, and they move on to the other stuff. And I gather you're just joking around, but as you probably know, I don't think the magic solution of 'burning of the board' was invented until 2000's horror films.

If you just want the short version of the plot explained, wiki covers the main ties https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Exorcist_(film)#Plot
I was mostly poking fun, yes, but it really did bother me that it was never addressed. I'm not even a parent and I think that was pretty fucking stupid for a mother to not even consider either during the possession or after all was said and done.

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I also read the book, but, it was so long ago I don't remember ANY details. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
That's okay, horror mom. I always appreciate the feedback anyway. 8)
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I just gave this another watch on the spur of the moment. The scene where Sally finds the house and falls into the room full of human furniture still gets to me. Such an amazing set, I'm still in love with it.

Still can't figure out why the trucker in the end didn't just drive instead of getting out of the truck and running... I've seen semi's take on deer bigger than that hick and still keep going (hell my Cherokee sport did that!), you can't tell me it wouldn't start because of that.


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