Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist (2019)

Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist (2019)
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  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release year: 2019 ()
  • Running time: \N min
  • Original Title: Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist
  • Voted: 258

A lyrical and spiritual cinematic essay on The Exorcist, LEAP OF FAITH explores the uncharted depths of William Friedkin's mind's eye, the nuances of his filmmaking process, and the mysteries of faith and fate that have shaped his life and filmography.

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  • A grave disappointment by 1

    Basically nearly two hours of the director babbling about his inspirations... mostly artwork! Nothing really about the making except the parts about the demons voice which are very good. Nothing about the special effects. Zilch about Linda Blair really... very disappointed. BBC's Fear of God 25th Anniversary documentary is far superior.

  • A Masterclass in cinema by 10

    A Masterclass in cinema, shot with care and beauty, edited masterfully and filled with emotional and visual grace notes. I always love what Alexandre creates, but this is a rare gift, a chance for us all to be in the room with Friedken to share this perfectly curated conversation. Every filmmaker should be required to watch this.

  • Excellent, informative, eye opening revealing, educational, historical doc on a film masterpiece! by 10

    Anyone that's ever watched 1973's "The Exorcist" knows clearly it's one of the best movies ever made and much has been said and discussed about it with thoughts, theories and influences. This latest "Shudder" exclusive doc filmed in 2019 is an excellent spot on a must see for any film historian buff or fan of the film! Interviews are given with director William Friedkin shown are clips and old behind the scenes film footage of the movie and other works and liked films of William. Plus he gives insights and revealing info that much of the public never knew the way he made the film and he even mentions his differences with writer William Peter Blatty. Also he mentions how other films, and culture influenced his making plus he talks of how fate and faith was all wrapped up in the outcome and success of the film. The art world and past radio works even helped influence the score of the film. Overall really packed with much info from William a must watch for any film or pop culture buff as it sheds light on one of the greatest movies ever made.

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1Robert Muratorecinematographer
2Jon Hegelcomposer
3Alexandre O. Philippedirector
4David Lawrenceeditor
5Kerry Deignan Royproducer
6William Friedkinself