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.

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.

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"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."
— William Friedkin, on meeting Ellen Burstyn for the first time.

14 May, 2011 3 notes
The Exorcist referenced in The Sims 3.

The Exorcist referenced in The Sims 3.

13 May, 2011 10 notes
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.

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
Eileen Dietz in an outtake from The Exorcist.

Eileen Dietz in an outtake from The Exorcist.

12 May, 2011 128 notes
NECA’s possessed Regan extreme head knocker in action.

NECA’s possessed Regan extreme head knocker in action.

11 May, 2011 311 notes
"Your mother’s in here with us, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I’ll see that she gets it."

"Your mother’s in here with us, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I’ll see that she gets it."

7 May, 2011 278 notes
Rev. Thomas Bermingham in a production still from The Exorcist.

Rev. Thomas Bermingham in a production still from The Exorcist.

4 May, 2011 9 notes
Max Von Sydow and Eileen Dietz in a scene from The Exorcist.

Max Von Sydow and Eileen Dietz in a scene from The Exorcist.

2 May, 2011 359 notes
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The Exorcist - English in reverse, reversed

30 April, 2011 63 notes
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