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Posts tagged ‘The Exorcist’

The Death List – Part 1

Death in the movies. Like Death and Taxes, there’s no avoiding it. I guess I’ve been thinking about this subject, subconsciously, since like…forever. I distinctly recall one weekend a few years ago that triggered this; brought it to the surface. After participating in a fairly regular event in the blogosphere, one I very much look forward to. Another of Dennis Cozzalio’s semi-regular movie quizzes, in fact; fun as they are.

Friday Song: Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield

It seemed the natural thing to do. Culminate my Exorcist week with the iconic instrumental so thoroughly associated with the film. A non-vocal tune that would equally impact the Top 40 pop chart like only a handful from the surrounding decades. No one seems to produce this art form in this day and age. Sure, I’ve highlight one from way back, and the 80s were more loaded than usual (Top Gun, St. Elmo’s Fire, Chariot’s of Fire). Still, none of those came from a horror film or carried the weight of a movie like Mike Oldfield’s did. To this very day, in point of fact.

TMT: “There are no experts.”

This is the next entry in a Theatre… a Movie… and a Time, a series that was begun here. Returning to my theme for the month October, as a fan of monster and horror films since childhood, I thought to tie these memories within that genre. And I’ve waited to delve into this specific film for some time now. Especially, since a great deal of history lies in the attic with this one. Might as well have candlelight flare at this very moment.