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Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist

Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist

Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe

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 as told by the man himself. The film marks the sixth feature documentary from Alexandre O. Philippe (78/52, Memory: The Origins of Alien), continuing his thoughtful analysis of iconic genre films. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL.

In a striking documentary, William Friedkin explores the inspirations, production and legacy of THE EXORCIST.

Cast: William Friedkin

Member Reviews

This is an amazing documentary because William Friedkin was such an incredible personality and story-teller.

Highlandfool
1 week ago

Only word that comes to mind is fascinating! So interesting hearing the director's perspective, what a great documentary. Really enjoyed every minute of it.

Lilmisschillona
1 month ago

THIS makes me want to watch The Exorcist again. (As I can’t delete or edit my previous review, figure I’d finish my thought after accidentally submitting it too early.)

LiquidOctarine
1 month ago

Absolutely fascinating and well worth watching. The Exorcist scared the shit out of me when I saw it at 18-20 years old. Haven’t seen it since. I’ve lots of making-of and behind-the-scenes documentaries but none of them have made me want to watch it again.

LiquidOctarine
1 month ago

Excellent.

RipperStudios
1 month ago