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The Head, the Tail, the Whole Damn Thing | E4

Inside The Exorcist

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The Head, the Tail, the Whole Damn Thing | E4

Inside The Exorcist

In 1973 Hell came home and invaded the body of a young girl. This is the story of a movie and its makers. It's a tale of dark and light, of loss and love. A story of faith and fury, of causes and curses, of horrors real and imagined, of unbridled ego and brute force filmmaking. It's the movie critics called "religious pornography" and "occultist claptrap." The movie that left audiences...hysterical. Decades later, it remains perhaps the most frightening movie we will ever see. From Wondery, this is a seven-part deep dive inspired by the story behind an unforgettable, classic movie. This is...Inside The Exorcist.

Inside The Exorcist

1916: A bounty is offered to whoever can kill the “Man-eater of Matawan.” Cut to: 1973. Peter Benchley sells the rights to JAWS to a pair of legendary Hollywood producers, Richard Zanuck and David Brown. Sensing a winner, Spielberg steals the galleys off Zanuck’s desk before insisting that this be his next project. Meanwhile, Zanuck and Brown toss away a would-be director who can’t distinguish between a whale and a shark, legendary director Henry Hathaway offers Spielberg some advice, and casting begins. Two very important executives want their wives to play the Chief’s wife. In Spielberg’s words, “Oy vey.”Inside Jaws is presented by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial when you visit them at Audible.com/JawsOther sponsors includeDollar Shave Club - Get the DSC daily essentials kit for just $5 at DollarShaveClub.com/JAWSNutrafol - Get your first months supply for just $10 when you use code JAWS at Nutrafol.comFind us on Facebook at facebook.com/insidejawsOr Twitter at @insidejaws

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