The Exorcist

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.

Visible crew/equipment: In his office as Chris talks to Doctor Klein the boom mike's reflection can be seen moving around in the metal light behind him. (00:34:45)

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Visible crew/equipment: After he stirs it, Det. Kinderman lifts the spoon out of his coffee as he starts to talk to Chris at the dinner table. A perfect reflection of the cameraman can be seen in the left of the spoon. (01:13:00)

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Visible crew/equipment: When the Fathers are exorcising Regan, as she floats above her bed, the boom is visible at the extreme top of the screen.

Visible crew/equipment: After Chris puts Regan to sleep she walks through an equipment shadow as she goes down the steps and asks the maid, "Is it coming out Willi?" (00:44:10)

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Visible crew/equipment: As Chris walks around the attic a gas operated candle that doesn't have a wick is used in the shot when she's startled by the exploding flame. (00:30:45)

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Demon: I'm not Regan.
Father Damien Karras: Well, then let's introduce ourselves. I'm Damien Karras.
Demon: And I'm the Devil. Now kindly undo these straps.
Father Damien Karras: If you're the Devil, why not make the straps disappear?
Demon: That's much too vulgar a display of power, Karras.

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Trivia: The vomit that Linda Blair spewed was actually split-pea soup. Specifically, the effects crew decided to use Anderson's split-pea soup because Campbell's split-pea soup wasn't green enough.

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Question: What is Chris McNeal's assistant listening to on the radio when Father Merrit arrives?

Answer: When it cuts to Chris MacNeil's PA, Sharon, listening to the radio it's only for about 20 seconds, and all we hear is a voice which presumably belongs to a random radio host or guest who is in the midst of offering motivational advice. This short scene serves to show Sharon's tension with what's going on in the house.

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