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Old 01-13-2017, 12:55 PM
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William Peter Blatty, dead at 89

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I think it's appropriate that this is reported on Friday the 13th.
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:47 PM
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The power christ compels you to RIP Mr. Blatty.
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Old 01-13-2017, 02:45 PM
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I remember reading "The Exorcist" way back in the 70s and thinking it was the scariest book I'd ever read up to that time.
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Old 01-13-2017, 04:29 PM
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I remember reading "The Exorcist" way back in the 70s and thinking it was the scariest book I'd ever read up to that time.
I remember thinking that about "Legion", which was the sequel to the Exorcist. But Blatty also wrote some hilarious books -- "Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane" was both extremely funny and quite tragic. (He later rewrote this as the Ninth Configuration, which I wasn't as fond of.) I also remember liking John Goldfarb, Please Come Home, although most of the details escape me.
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I remember thinking that about "Legion", which was the sequel to the Exorcist. But Blatty also wrote some hilarious books -- "Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane" was both extremely funny and quite tragic. (He later rewrote this as the Ninth Configuration, which I wasn't as fond of.) I also remember liking John Goldfarb, Please Come Home, although most of the details escape me.
Blatty also directed the wonderful movie version of Legion as Exorcist 3, seen as the genuine sequel to The Exorcist film, although the studio marred it by insisting on a tacky exorcism at the end. Another great and creepy novella by Blatty was Elsewhere (WARNING spoilers on page) which I would love to see filmed.

RIP, buddy, ya did good.

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Old 01-13-2017, 05:09 PM
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Just noticed that he published a memoir in 2015 on the death of his son, Finding Peter. It looks very moving although as a skeptic I can't go along with the conclusions that Blatty seems to draw in the book.
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I wonder if he used "Tubular Bells" as a ringtone?
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It took me about an hour to read The Exorcist, and I thought it was crap. Still do.
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I've never read any of his books. I have not seen "The Exorcist". But I did see the film version of "Ninth Configuration." A true surrealist classic.
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Occasionally Fox Movies Channel airs the movie "John Goldfarb, Please Come Home," based on his novel by the same name. Very, very different from "Exorcist," more or less a comedy with Peter Ustinov playing some kind of sultan/sheik.
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