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William Friedkin’s Exorcism Documentary ‘The Devil and Father Amorth’ Acquired by Orchard

The Orchard has acquired worldwide rights to William Friedkin’s exorcism documentary “The Devil and Father Amorth” from Ld Entertainment.

The documentary explores an exorcism performed in 2016 by the Vatican’s Father Gabriele Amorth as he fights to expel Satan from an Italian woman. Produced by Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon, the Orchard plans a theatrical release on April 20, followed by a worldwide digital release.

Friedkin was nominated for an Academy Award for directing the 1973 film “The Exorcist.” He had won the Oscar in 1971 for directing “The French Connection.”

“In the early 1970s when I directed ‘The Exorcist,’ I had not witnessed an exorcism but I wondered how close I had come to portraying reality,” Friedkin said. “I had been curious to meet Father Amorth for many years and when he granted permission to meet and film him in Rome last May, it was the opportunity to complete the circle and see how close that film came
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William Friedkin’s Real-Life Exorcist Doc ‘The Devil & Father Amorth’ Lands at The Orchard

William Friedkin’s Real-Life Exorcist Doc ‘The Devil & Father Amorth’ Lands at The Orchard
The Orchard has acquired worldwide rights to director William Friedkin’s real-life exorcism documentary “The Devil & Father Amorth,” the company announced Wednesday.

The company plans an April 20 theatrical release for the doc, which records an actual exorcism performed by the Vatican’s Father Gabriele Amorth as he fights to expel Satan from an Italian woman.

The film, produced by LD Entertainment’s Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon, arrives 45 years after Friedkin directed the blockbuster, “The Exorcist.” Friedkin had received permission to travel to Rome and meet with 91-year-old Father Gabriele Amorth, the “Vatican Exorcist,” to film a real-life exorcism.
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Make a Date With The Devil and Father Amorth

Well, that headline’s not entirely accurate… you wouldn’t want to be a third wheel now, would you? What we’re talking about here is William Friedkin’s new documentary The Devil and Father Amorth. In it Friedkin witnesses first-hand the work of the Vatican’s in-house exorcist; and if that doesn’t pique your interest, I don’t know what […]

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The Exorcist’s William Friedkin to release Exorcism documentary

David Crow Jan 18, 2018

The Exorcist director William Friedkin, has made a documentary about the Vatican's most famed exorcist with The Devil & Father Amorth.

William Friedkin holds the distinction of directing the first major - and by far the still scariest - exorcism movie ever made. Indeed, The Exorcist became a cultural phenomenon unlike any other horror movie before or since when it was released the day after Christmas in 1973. Adapted from William Peter Blatty’s bestselling novel (Blatty also wrote the screenplay), The Exorcist sold more tickets than The Force Awakens or The Avengers because it hit a nerve for moviegoers at the time, especially those who grapple with, or revel in, faith: it wasn’t really a horror movie. The Exorcist is a blunt drama about the loss of faith when faced with all-consuming evil. Or more precisely, it’s a film written by a believer but directed by a skeptic,
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William Friedkin’s Exorcism Documentary ‘The Devil & Father Amorth’ Acquired By The Orchard For Theatrical Release

William Friedkin’s Exorcism Documentary ‘The Devil & Father Amorth’ Acquired By The Orchard For Theatrical Release
William Friedkin's feature documentary The Devil & Father Amorth has been acquired by The Orchard for theatrical release this Spring. The doc that follows an exorcism of an Italian woman by by the Vatican's Father Gabriele Amorth, was produced by Ld Entertainment, specifically by Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon. A worldwide digital release will follow an April 20 theatrical bow. Friedkin is the filmmaker who brought William Peter Blatty’s bestselling book The Exorcist
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William Friedkin doc 'The Devil & Father Amorth' lands at The Orchard

‘I wondered how close I had come to portraying reality.” The Exorcist director says.

Source: The Orchard

The Orchard has acquired worldwide rights to Ld Entertainment’s documentary The Devil & Father Amorth from William Friedkin.

More than 45 years after the release of Friedkin’s The Exorcist, the filmmaker was granted access to film a real-life exorcism in Rome. The Devil & Father Amorth records the Vatican’s 91-year-old Father Amorth through his final exorcism.

Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon produced the film and The Orchard has scheduled an April 20 theatrical release followed by worldwide digital roll-out.

“The world’s fascination with William Friedkin’s The Exorcist as a piece of art and a debate about religion and spirituality has never waned,” Paul Davidson, The Orchard’s executive vice-president of film and television said. “We share his fascination with the topic and the evolution of the discussion that is front and center in The Devil & Father Amorth and are honoured
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Robert Yeoman Looks Back on Filming Six Wes Anderson Films: ‘We Always Find a Way of Pulling it Off’

Robert Yeoman Looks Back on Filming Six Wes Anderson Films: ‘We Always Find a Way of Pulling it Off’
If you consider yourself a Wes Anderson, then you’re also a Robert Yeoman fan by default. The cinematographer has been behind the camera for every live-action movie Anderson has ever shot, from his directorial debut “Bottle Rocket” through his three-time Oscar winner “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and he has thus helped Anderson hone and perfect his beloved directing style. The Telegraph recently spoke with Yeoman about shooting six Anderson films, and the Dp was eager to share set stories from each film.

Read More:Wes Anderson Movies Ranked From Worst To Best

“So many times he would say to me, ‘Oh, this is the kind of shot I’m looking for,’ and I’ll think to myself, ‘How am I going to do that?’ and it’s impossible!” Yeoman told The Telegraph about working with Anderson. “But we always find a way of doing it, and that’s a big
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Movie Marathon: From Friedkin to Mann, via William Petersen and Tangerine Dream

Tom Jolliffe looks back at four must see cult classics…

Whilst perusing a few episodes of Mark Kermode Uncut I stumbled upon an episode focused on a film I’d been meaning to see for a fair while. Firstly, it was directed by William Friedkin, a cinematic great. Secondly the film is scored by Tangerine Dream. Both those aspects made Sorcerer a film forever on my watch-list. It wasn’t until seeing a ringing endorsement from Kermode however that I was compelled to shift it ahead in the queue.

This then kickstarted a marathon of films with connective strands. I will tell you exactly why each film was chosen (as far as the Michael Mann portion the two are long term favourites of mine) and indeed the resultant viewing experience. The films I watched were Sorcerer and To Live And Die In L.A. by Friedkin followed by Thief and Manhunter from Michael Mann.
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Darlanne Fluegel, Actress in 'To Live and Die in L.A.' and 'Running Scared,' Dies at 64

Darlanne Fluegel, who starred in such 1980s films as Once Upon a Time in America, Tough Guys, To Live and Die in L.A. and Running Scared, has died. She was 64.

Fluegel died Dec. 15 at her home in Orlando after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, her daughter, Jenna Carey, told The Hollywood Reporter.

The alluring Fluegel portrayed Robert De Niro's girlfriend in Sergio Leone's epic Once Upon a Time in America (1984) and was Kirk Douglas' flame in Tough Guys (1986). In William Friedkin's crackling crime noir To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), she played a police informant...
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Darlanne Fluegel, Actress in 'To Live and Die in L.A.' and 'Running Scared,' Dies at 64

Darlanne Fluegel, Actress in 'To Live and Die in L.A.' and 'Running Scared,' Dies at 64
Darlanne Fluegel, who starred in such 1980s films as Once Upon a Time in America, Tough Guys, To Live and Die in L.A. and Running Scared, has died. She was 64.

Fluegel died Dec. 15 at her home in Orlando after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, her daughter, Jenna Carey, told The Hollywood Reporter.

The alluring Fluegel portrayed Robert De Niro's girlfriend in Sergio Leone's epic Once Upon a Time in America (1984) and was Kirk Douglas' flame in Tough Guys (1986). In William Friedkin's crackling crime noir To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), she played a police informant...
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Jodie Foster Trashes Superhero Movies, James Gunn Responds

Jodie Foster Trashes Superhero Movies, James Gunn Responds
There are plenty of cinephiles that are worried about the current state of American cinema at the moment. The most popular complaint seems to be aimed directly at the influx of superhero movies currently populating, or for many polluting, the cinematic landscape. Many directors have come forth in recent years criticizing the superhero genre including Clint Eastwood, Ridley Scott, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, David Cronenberg, William Friedkin, Terry Gilliam, Mel Gibson and, even, Roland Emmerich!

Continue reading Jodie Foster Trashes Superhero Movies, James Gunn Responds at The Playlist.
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Review: ‘The Exorcist’ (Phoenix Theatre)

When a young girl is bed-ridden by a strange illness, her desperate mother, Chris (Jenny Seagrove), calls in everyone she can to help. But when the medical profession cannot provide any answers to Regan’s (Clare Louise Connolly) symptoms, Chris is forced to turn to the local priest. Father Damien (Adam Garcia) must do all he can to overcome his shaken beliefs to tackle the demons before him. After all, he may be fighting for more than just one girl’s soul…

The Exorcist is based on the original novel from William Peter Blatty’s, although many will be more familiar with William Friedkin’s Oscar winning film version, which shocked audiences back in 1973. The latest re-imagining of the story has been clever adapted for the stage by John Pielmeir under the direction of Sean Mathias for a limited run at the Phoenix Theatre.

Like most of the audience I
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Waxwork Records’ The Babadook Deluxe Vinyl Score Includes Pop-Up Mister Babadook

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Waxwork Records’ The Babadook Deluxe Vinyl Score Includes Pop-Up Mister Babadook
"If it's ina word or it's in a look, you can't get rid of the Babadook." Since its release in 2014, Jennifer Kent's horror film The Babadook has provided ample amounts of nightmare fuel for horror fans, and now Waxwork Records is giving the film's unsettling score the vinyl release it deserves with a deluxe LP complete with a pop-up storybook and liner notes from composer Jed Kurzel.

Available to purchase beginning Friday, December 8th, The Babadook deluxe vinyl score can be viewed in the gallery below, and to learn more about the release, visit Waxwork Records online.
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‘The Exorcist’ Creator Reacts to Gay Kiss Backlash: ‘F*ck You…I’m Glad It Ruined the Show for You’

‘The Exorcist’ Creator Reacts to Gay Kiss Backlash: ‘F*ck You…I’m Glad It Ruined the Show for You’
Jeremy Slater, the creator and showrunner of Fox’s anthology horror series “The Exorcist,” doesn’t want to hear the backlash over a recent episode that featured a kiss between two male characters. In the November 3 installment “There but for the Grace of God, Go I,” former priest Marcus Keane (Ben Daniels) kissed a character played by Christopher Cousins, which led to some backlash from fans online.

Read More:William Friedkin Filmed a Real Exorcism For His New Movie and It ‘Terrified’ Him

“I saw a couple of homophobes on Twitter and my response is, ’Good, fuck you. I’m glad you didn’t like it, I’m glad it ruined the show for you. You shouldn’t have good things in your life,'” Slater said during an interview with Sci-Fi Bulletin. “If a homophobe can’t watch the show anymore because one of the characters is gay, then
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Win William Friedkins Sorcerer on Blu-ray

Rediscover Sorcerer.. as William Friedkin's hidden gem from 1977 is released back into cinemas and onto Blu-ray for the first time. This tense thriller starring Roy Scheider (Jaws, The French Connection) is a brutal exploration of fate and destiny. It arrived back in theatres earlier this month and is now available of Blu-ray, and we have 3 copies up for grabs!. Contest Ends on Friday, December 1, 2017
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Hot-Button Topics Mostly Avoided as Academy Toasts Honorary Oscar Recipients

Hot-Button Topics Mostly Avoided as Academy Toasts Honorary Oscar Recipients
As awards season launches underneath a shadow for the second year in a row, Oscar contenders aplenty turned out to salute four cinema legends and a bold work of immersive art Saturday night.

But the current headline-making ills plaguing the industry failed to creep into an evening dedicated to celebration. Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”), Saoirse Ronan (“Lady Bird”), Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”) and Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) were just some of the names on hand to raise a glass to filmmakers Charles Burnett and Agnes Varda, cinematographer Owen Roizman and actor Donald Sutherland at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ ninth annual Governors Awards ceremony.

Also honored was filmmaker Alejandro G. Inarritu, for his virtual reality installation “Carne y Arena.” The Oscar-winning director of “Birdman” and “The Revenant” received a rare special commendation from the Academy for his efforts.

Luminaries such as Lawrence Kasdan, Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Chastain, Angelina Jolie and [link
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Waxwork Records Compels You to Listen to The Exorcist Score Like Never Before with New Remastered Deluxe Vinyl

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As creepy as the visuals are in William Friedkin's The Exorcist, it's the sounds that are perhaps the most haunting, and Waxwork Records is paying tribute to the music of Mike Oldfield and Jack Nitzsche with their deluxe vinyl score that includes remastered tracks from the original master tapes (including the iconic "Tubular Bells") and new artwork by Phantom City Creative artist Justin Erickson:

From Waxwork Records: "Waxwork Records is honored to present the deluxe soundtrack vinyl re-issue of The Exorcist. Directed by the legendary and prolific William Friedkin (The French Connection, Sorcerer, Cruising, To Live and Die in La) and starring Linda Blair, The Exorcist remains one of the most important, and scariest films in cinematic history.

Waxwork Records collaborated with director William Friedkin to present an essential soundtrack experience of the various musical compositions from The Exorcist. The new, deluxe soundtrack LP features the complete soundtrack to the 1973 classic film,
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Sorcerer review – a cinematic concerto of pessimism worthy of Herzog

William Friedkin’s 1977 thriller, in which four desperate men drive nitroglycerin through an inhospitable jungle, is a tense study in psychological breakdown

Here is a 40-years-on rerelease of William Friedkin’s treasured personal project: his 1977 movie Sorcerer. It’s a study of an existential ordeal, and a reworking of Clouzot’s classic film The Wages of Fear, though avowedly drawing directly on the 1950 source novel by Georges Arnaud. (It’s a story that incidentally still seems to fascinate film-makers: Ben Wheatley is reportedly pondering a remake of his own.)

Sorcerer is a distinctive, gritty and gloomy movie – a determined slow-burner, resisting the traditional structure of narrative and central character. It involves four guys in four desperate situations, each introduced in leisurely vignettes: New Jersey mobster Scanlon (Roy Scheider), crooked Parisian businessman Manzon (Bruno Cremer), Mexican hitman Nilo (Francisco Rabal) and Middle Eastern terrorist Kassem (played by the Moroccan actor Amidou). For individual reasons,
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The Twilight Zone: reboot in the works with Jordan Peele

John Saavedra Nov 3, 2017

Jordan Peele and Marco Ramirez are developing a new Twilight Zone reboot...

Get Out director Jordan Peele is preparing to re-enter The Twilight Zone with a reboot series aimed at the CBS All Access streaming service.

According to THR, CBS CEO Leslie Moonves announced during an earnings call that the network was in the process of developing a new version of the popular 1960s sci-fi/horror anthology series created by Rod Serling. The Twilight Zone reboot would be the latest show to join CBS' slate of streaming-only programming that also includes Star Trek: Discovery, which was recently renewed for a second season. 

Peele's Monkeypaw Productions is behind the show. Marco Ramirez, who recently helmed Marvel's The Defenders, will pen the script and serve as showrunner for the reboot. 

The original series ran from 1959 to 1964 and told spooky stories about dystopia, alien invaders, adventures in space,
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How Diane Kruger Went to a Dark Place to Find the Brightest Point in Her Career

How Diane Kruger Went to a Dark Place to Find the Brightest Point in Her Career
Diane Kruger is one of the six names in entertainment being celebrated at the inaugural IndieWire Honors on Nov. 2. Her leading role in Fatih Akin’s “In the Fade” won her best actress at the Cannes Film Festival.

There is a scene in “In the Fade” when Diane Kruger, playing a woman whose husband and son are killed in a suicide bombing, completely melts down. She doesn’t remember it. “It was such an out-of-body experience,” said Kruger, who won best actress at Cannes for role in the German-language production. “There are scenes in the movie where I feel like I’m not acting; I’m reacting to what’s happening in front of me. I was desperately searching for the truth.”

Kruger spent six months preparing for the role, meeting with nearly 30 relatives of murder victims to get inside the headspace, and the trauma stayed with her months after shooting was completed.
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