Two Things

Two thing that I vowed to be more into this year was watching films and reading books. I’ve done both moderately but not as aggressively as I would have liked. And now, as we approach the end of August, I have two books that I am slowly wallowing through and an abundance of films that I have missed at the theater that I will have to catch on home video.

I know this seems like a very lofty thing to be upset about but I vowed! I can rebound, I know. I just have to put some of the surfing through the internet aside and get cracking.

The Exorcist

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A few nights ago I purchased The Exorcist on Blu Ray. It will be the first time I have owned the film on any format. This is important and I will tell you why.

In 1974 my parents got into an argument. My mother stormed out of our Brooklyn apartment with me in tow. I was four years old. With nowhere to go, she decided to go to the movies. The movie she chose? The Exorcist.

The Exorcist was not only the first film I had ever seen in a movie theater but it is one of my earliest memories. It horrified me. I saw the entire film with my tiny hands on my face waiting to shield my eyes from whatever tomfoolery the devil had for Linda Blair.

When I decide to settle in and pop the disc into my Blu Ray machine, it will be the first time I have see the film in its entirety in forty two years. Wish me luck.