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Interested in seeing how Friedkin handled this.  Variety did not give it a good review, but if there is no beleif in the devil, then this movie and theme must in fact seem like "a rather tawdry charade" as described below.

Film Review

Watching the exorcism in “The Devil and Father Amorth,” what we see is that Italians, in the DNA of their consciousness, still carry around the seeds of a medieval culture. The Devil, and exorcism, is part of the psyche of this passionately Catholic country. But we also see something that Friedkin, with supreme irony, never acknowledges: the profound influence of his own movie. Whether or not Cristina’s deep dark Devil voice was tweaked in post-production, it seems more than likely that she is, in fact, imitating the sound and spirit of the Devil when he spoke through Regan MacNeil in “The Exorcist.” The movie has fed, like a loop, into religion, which is now feeding into the chaos of a world that, increasingly, needs the Devil to explain why everything appears to be spinning out of control. “The Devil and Father Amorth” is a rather tawdry charade. But it channels that force.
(09-22-2017, 12:37 AM)The Tax Collector Wrote: [ -> ]The movie has fed, like a loop, into religion, which is now feeding into the chaos of a world that, increasingly, needs the Devil to explain why everything appears to be spinning out of control. “The Devil and Father Amorth” is a rather tawdry charade. But it channels that force.

Coming from the heart of devilish Hollyweird's 'Variety' (the devil's own apologist), these words say volumes. It is the deep dark and black kettle, pointing to equally dark evil that it has had a hand in promoting for decades. So, it would seem, that source knows about what it speaks, but denies its existence. How very Satan-like!