Monday, August 9, 2010

Christ is the Answer

Those are the words of William Peter Blatty, the writer of the novel and screenplay "The Exorcist."  In an interview with Raymond Arroyo on EWTN, Blatty relates how divine providence laid the groundwork for his career has a screen writer and novelist.  His interview follows that of Fr. Thomas Euteneuer in the video below.

I had no idea that Blatty started out as a comic writer and wrote such screen plays as "A Shot in the Dark" and "What did you do in the War, Daddy?"  If you have never seen "A Shot in the Dark," it is (imho) the funniest of the Pink Panther series and very much worth renting.  But, who would have thought that the same author wrote "The Exorcist"?

Blatty also speaks of writing his most recent novel, "Dimiter."  After watching this interview, "Dimiter" is on my list for the next library trip.  Wait until you hear how he "got" the solution to the elaborate plot of the novel.  The book even has its own promotional trailer for viewing on youtube.

Here's the EWTN interview:

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Men of The Catholic Jedi Academy are also Men Of Saint Joseph!

Men of The Catholic Jedi Academy are also Men Of Saint Joseph!
Join the Men Of St. Joseph group at Our Lady Of Mercy Church in Hicksville, NY! Take a moment and visit the MOSJ website.