Behind the scenes footage from the filming of the projectile vomit scene on the set of The Exorcist, originally shot with Eileen Dietz who wore a special apparatus created by make-up artist Dick Smith. The piece fit inside the actress’ mouth and had flat tubing hidden underneath the demonic make-up.
William Friedkin was not satisfied with the results and eventually brought in Linda Blair to re-shoot the scene without the apparatus and a separate shot of the vomit - a concoction of Andersen’s pea soup and oatmeal - was superimposed in post-production.
A few frames of the Dietz footage can still be seen in the film.
16 May, 2011 • 1,694 notes
"One of the first things she did was offer me some grass, which I don’t smoke, have never been interested in and was sort of turned off by it. She said, “Well I believe that it’s fate that I will do this part.” I said, “Good luck to you,” and I left, never thinking that I’d have to use her."
Cinematographer Owen Roizman talks with director William Friedkin and make-up artist Dick Smith, while Linda Blair lies in a hospital gurney ready for filming at the NYU Medical Center where the arteriogram sequence in The Exorcist was shot.
13 May, 2011 • 29 notes
"Your mother’s in here with us, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I’ll see that she gets it."
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