Wednesday, March 08, 2006


A few weeks back i posted on cultural exorcism, well today i have been sick with a cold and not at work, so i headed down to the video shop and rented the exorcsim of Emily Rose, based on the true story of Anneliese Michel. Well i knew form the director Scott Derrickson that this was going to have a good spiritual content - i guess the subject matter was a dead give away for that too.
Well inspirt of the fact that it is very scary it's also a great story, one where the reality of spirituality is addressed. I guess the question mark that is left at the end of the movie is what makes this truly great. Like a good sermon it allows the recipient to make up there own mind, but present the truth.
While the writers have played with the original story, Scott remains true to his goal I think which he puts in the mouth of the preist via, Emily's letter, "People think that God is dead, but how can they think that when I show them the Devil."

Ethan Thomas: I'm looking at your list of published articles doctor. You've been quite busy, prolific. So, based on your time spent with holy rollers, snake handlers, Voodoo priestesses and Indians tripping on peyote buds, based on observing these bizarre individuals you've concluded that possession is a basic typical human experience?
Dr. Adani: I must say counselor, that's quite a laundry list of disdain and one that thoroughly mischaracterizes my research.

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