Deliver Us From Evil article from Fangoria #334
(thanks to robinlordtaylors for letting me know about this! ♥ please reblog, don’t repost)
"The poet makes himself a voyant through a long, immense reasoned deranging of all his senses. All the forms of love, of suffering, of madness; he tries to find himself, he exhausts in himself all the poisons, to keep only their quintessences."
"I know the genre so well, so I know what’s been done. Having the six stages gave me a framework, but in the end it was Sean Harris [the British actor from The Red Riding trilogy and The Borgias who plays the subject of the exorcism, Santino]. There were three thoroughbred actors in there [Bana and Ramirez too], but I knew that scene was going to live or die by Sean. I’d seen him play a junkie in the Michael Caine film Harry Brown and there was a primal danger to him. It was like a bell that went off in my head. I went back to Jerry and the studio and they trusted me. He was the only actor I want to for the role. On the last night of shooting the exorcism scene he went into a weird trance state and he wasn’t himself between takes. He was speaking in tongues when they were taking the prosthetics off him. It was scary for me. We got a PA to take him home and the next morning Sean didn’t remember the night at all. He felt like he had a drug hangover. He went down the rabbit hole more than I have ever seen."
Scott Derrickson, on exorcism and Sean Harris in Deliver Us From Evil (x)
Love this, and love Scott Derrickson for giving Sean so much praise in his press for this film.
C’mon August 22nd!
"Not a word, not a thought: Boundless love will surge through my soul, And I will wander far away, a vagabond In Nature"
"When the world is no more than a lone dark wood before our four astonished eyes—a beach for two faithful children—a musical house for our bright liking—I will find you"
"Write something true. Write something frightening. Write something close to the bone. You are on this planet to tell the story of what you saw here. What you heard. What you felt. What you learned. Any effort spent in that pursuit cannot be wasted.
Any way that you can tell that story more truly, more vividly, more you-ly, is the right way."