The Exorcist

Revealing mistake: Crash mats are visible on the steps, when the Father is thrown through the window and rolls down the stairs.

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Revealing mistake: When Father Karras sprinkles holy water on Regan, they forgot to paint her ear lobes and it looks terrible. (01:32:30)

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Revealing mistake: As Father Merrin speaks to another archaeologist in the beginning of the movie the clock on the wall stops between ticks and he turns around to look at it. It's easy to see that the clock pendulum has been pushed up against the window from behind in order to make it stop. (00:06:45)

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Revealing mistake: As Chris walks around the attic to see what's making the noise the shadow of the candlestick appears on her face which is not possible as it's the only light source up there. (00:30:15)

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Revealing mistake: As Father Merrin puts his hand on Regan’s head, nasty green vomit starts to come out of her mouth. If you look closely when she turns her head towards him you can see the hose under her ear that proceeds under a false cheek and into her mouth.

Revealing mistake: You can see wires in the scene where Regan levitates above her bed in the exorcism scene, lifting her up. The way they pull on her dress is also visible.

Visible crew/equipment: Near the beginning of the movie, the old priest is in Northern Iraq and you can see the shadow of a microphone on his hat.

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Demon: What an excellent day for an exorcism.
Father Damien Karras: You would like that?
Demon: Intensely.
Father Damien Karras: But wouldn't that drive you out of Regan?
Demon: It would bring us together.
Father Damien Karras: You and Regan?
Demon: You and us.

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Trivia: According to writer William Peter Blatty, the shooting of the film was supposed to be about 90 days long. It ended up being shot in about 210 days. He states that 'strange and sinister things happened from the very beginning.'.

Allister Cooper, 2011
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Question: What was in the attic if there weren't any rats making the noises?

Answer: It was the demon moving objects around. This is seen later as well when object in Regan's bedroom are manipulated.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Why doesn't the mother freak out when Regan is showing how to use the ouija board and the planchette moves into Regans hands by itself? It magically slides across the board into Regans hands by itself, and the mother isn't particularly startled by it? Doesn't make sense to me.

The movement of the planchette was so fast during Regan's insistence that it can be operated by one person that her mother thought Regan "must" have somehow done it.

Erik M.
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