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In 1965 he wrote the pilot for a sitcom called "Which Way to the Mecca, Jack" about a swinging Middle Eastern king who uses American aid to increase the size of his harem.
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[on the Academy Awards snub of The Exorcist
(1973), which out of ten nominations won only for Sound and Best Adapted Screenplay (which went to Blatty himself)] The Academy should fold its tent and go back to baking apple strudel or whatever they can do well.
Blatty won a scholarship to Georgetown University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1950 and later earned a master's degree in English from George Washington University in 1954.