Monthly Archives: April 2009

Lent: Part 33

The Exorcist (1973) – Some might call it suspenseful. I call it serious pacing problems. In one scene, the mother (Ellen Burstyn) is on the phone, trying desperately to get through to someone. She shouts at the operator “Don’t tell me to be calm! I’ve been on the line for twenty fucking minutes!” This scene is about twenty minutes into the film. I assume she was trying to get ahold of the plot. About an hour later, it returns her call.