History Film / TheExorcismOfEmilyRose

21st Dec '15 11:26:58 AM TheRing2002
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'''''The Exorcism of Emily Rose''''' is a 2005 horror/thriller film that is loosely based on a Roman Catholic Church exorcism in 1979, performed on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anneliese_Michel Anneliese Michel]]. It concerns the story of Emily Rose, a 19-year-old college student who suffers problems of a sufficiently ill-defined nature, that medicine and later an actual exorcism fail to cure. The movie refuses to make an explicit statement on whether the problems are psychotic or demonic, and whether the medicine and exorcism are helping or interfering with one another. Her questions unanswered, Emily eventually dies from self-injury and malnutrition.
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'''''The Exorcism of Emily Rose''''' is a 2005 horror/thriller horror/drama film that is loosely based on a Roman Catholic Church exorcism in 1979, performed on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anneliese_Michel Anneliese Michel]]. It concerns the story of Emily Rose, a 19-year-old college student who suffers problems of a sufficiently ill-defined nature, that medicine and later an actual exorcism fail to cure. The movie refuses to make an explicit statement on whether the problems are psychotic or demonic, and whether the medicine and exorcism are helping or interfering with one another. Her questions unanswered, Emily eventually dies from self-injury and malnutrition.
20th Dec '15 7:25:45 PM bt8257
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* ChristianityIsCatholic: Downplayed in that the prosecuting attorney is a devout Methodist but the religious aspect of the story is portrayed from the perspective of Father Moore and Emily Rose, both devoutly Catholic, and makes strong use of Catholic imagery and theology.
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* ChristianityIsCatholic: Downplayed [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in that the prosecuting attorney is a devout Methodist Methodist, but the religious aspect of the story is portrayed from the perspective of Father Moore and Emily Rose, both devoutly Catholic, and makes strong use of Catholic imagery and theology.

* ManySpiritsInsideOfOne: In one scene Emily speaks with the voices of many demons, who claim to have possessed multiple well-known criminals, murderers or traitors like Judas. One may wonder why they go after a normal girl, but the truth is different from its toned down adaptation. In Anneliese's case demons weren't claiming they possessed those people, they claimed to ''be'' them, aside from the one who claimed to be [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]].
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* ManySpiritsInsideOfOne: In one scene Emily speaks with the voices of many demons, who claim to have possessed multiple well-known criminals, murderers or traitors like Judas. One may wonder why they go after a normal girl, but the truth is different from its toned down adaptation. In Anneliese's case case, demons weren't claiming they possessed those people, they claimed to ''be'' them, aside from the one who claimed to be [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]].

* TheRashomon: Happens as the prosecuting attorney attempts to refute the fantastic claims made by the defense witnesses. To highlight this, the defense flashbacks have a horrifying and stylized look while the prosecution flashbacks have a grim, but more realistic look. Interestingly, the film's script was co-written by a Christian and an agnostic, so the two versions of the flashbacks could be said to represent the two writers' different views.
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* TheRashomon: RashomonStyle: Happens as the prosecuting attorney attempts to refute the fantastic claims made by the defense witnesses. To highlight this, the defense flashbacks have a horrifying and stylized look while the prosecution flashbacks have a grim, but more realistic look. Interestingly, the film's script was co-written by a Christian and an agnostic, so the two versions of the flashbacks could be said to represent the two writers' different views.
31st Jul '15 11:25:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheCastShowOff: The filmmakers saved a lot of money on special effects when Creator/JenniferCarpenter pointed out she could do all those weird poses herself.
11th Aug '14 11:29:30 PM WitchHunterRobin
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* TheCastShowOff: The filmmakers saved a lot of money on special effects when JenniferCarpenter pointed out she could do all those weird poses herself.
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* TheCastShowOff: The filmmakers saved a lot of money on special effects when JenniferCarpenter Creator/JenniferCarpenter pointed out she could do all those weird poses herself.
27th Jul '14 8:07:13 PM Quag15
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'''''The Exorcism of Emily Rose''''' is a 2005 horror/thriller film that is loosely based on a Roman Catholic Church exorcism in 1979, performed on Anneliese Michel. It concerns the story of Emily Rose, a 19-year-old college student who suffers problems of a sufficiently ill-defined nature, that medicine and later an actual exorcism fail to cure. The movie refuses to make an explicit statement on whether the problems are psychotic or demonic, and whether the medicine and exorcism are helping or interfering with one another. Her questions unanswered, Emily eventually dies from self-injury and malnutrition.
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'''''The Exorcism of Emily Rose''''' is a 2005 horror/thriller film that is loosely based on a Roman Catholic Church exorcism in 1979, performed on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anneliese_Michel Anneliese Michel.Michel]]. It concerns the story of Emily Rose, a 19-year-old college student who suffers problems of a sufficiently ill-defined nature, that medicine and later an actual exorcism fail to cure. The movie refuses to make an explicit statement on whether the problems are psychotic or demonic, and whether the medicine and exorcism are helping or interfering with one another. Her questions unanswered, Emily eventually dies from self-injury and malnutrition.
27th Jul '14 6:30:51 PM eroock
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''The Exorcism of Emily Rose'' is a 2005 horror/thriller film that is loosely based on a Roman Catholic Church exorcism in 1979, performed on Anneliese Michel. It concerns the story of Emily Rose, a 19-year-old college student who suffers problems of a sufficiently ill-defined nature, that medicine and later an actual exorcism fail to cure. The movie refuses to make an explicit statement on whether the problems are psychotic or demonic, and whether the medicine and exorcism are helping or interfering with one another. Her questions unanswered, Emily eventually dies from self-injury and malnutrition.
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''The [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/the-exorcism-of-emily-rose_2935.jpg]] '''''The Exorcism of Emily Rose'' Rose''''' is a 2005 horror/thriller film that is loosely based on a Roman Catholic Church exorcism in 1979, performed on Anneliese Michel. It concerns the story of Emily Rose, a 19-year-old college student who suffers problems of a sufficiently ill-defined nature, that medicine and later an actual exorcism fail to cure. The movie refuses to make an explicit statement on whether the problems are psychotic or demonic, and whether the medicine and exorcism are helping or interfering with one another. Her questions unanswered, Emily eventually dies from self-injury and malnutrition.

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23rd May '14 7:47:58 AM Polkaface99
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The movie was originally supposed to be a period piece, but the budget constraints convinced the director to have the story take place in modern times.
25th Mar '13 10:52:15 AM ChaoticNovelist
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''The Exorcism of Emily Rose'' is a 2005 horror/thriller film that is loosely based on a Roman Catholic Church exorcism in 1979, performed on Anneliese Michel. It concerns the story of Emily Rose, a 19-year-old college student who suffers problems of a sufficiently ill-defined nature, that medicine and later an actual exorcism fail to cure. The movie refuses to make an explicit statement on whether the problems are psychotic or demonic, and whether the medicine and exorcism are actually helping or perhaps even interfering with one another. Her questions unanswered, Emily eventually dies from self-injury and malnutrition.
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''The Exorcism of Emily Rose'' is a 2005 horror/thriller film that is loosely based on a Roman Catholic Church exorcism in 1979, performed on Anneliese Michel. It concerns the story of Emily Rose, a 19-year-old college student who suffers problems of a sufficiently ill-defined nature, that medicine and later an actual exorcism fail to cure. The movie refuses to make an explicit statement on whether the problems are psychotic or demonic, and whether the medicine and exorcism are actually helping or perhaps even interfering with one another. Her questions unanswered, Emily eventually dies from self-injury and malnutrition.

* ChristianityIsCatholic: Subverted in that the prosecuting attorney is a devout Methodist; however,the religious aspect of the story is portrayed from the perspective of Father Moore and Emily Rose, both devoutly Catholic, and makes strong use of Catholic imagery and theology.
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* ChristianityIsCatholic: Subverted Downplayed in that the prosecuting attorney is a devout Methodist; however,the Methodist but the religious aspect of the story is portrayed from the perspective of Father Moore and Emily Rose, both devoutly Catholic, and makes strong use of Catholic imagery and theology.

* HollywoodExorcism: Played very straight.
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* HollywoodExorcism: Played very straight.As usual the exorcism is dramatized.

* ManySpiritsInsideOfOne: In one scene Emily speaks with the voices of many demons, who claim to have possessed multiple well-known criminals, murderers or traitors like Judas. One may wonder why they go after a normal girl, but the truth is different from its toned down adaptation. In Anneliese's case demons weren't claiming they possessed those people, they claimed to ''be'' them. Aside from the one who claimed to be [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]]. * PosthumousCharacter: Emily. * TheRashomon: Happens as the prosecuting attorney attempts to refute the fantastic claims made by the defense witnesses. To highlight this, the defense flashbacks having a very horrifying and stylized look while the prosecution flashbacks have a grim, but more realistic look. Interestingly, the film's script was co-written by a Christian and an agnostic, so the two versions of the flashbacks could be said to represent the two writers' different views.
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* ManySpiritsInsideOfOne: In one scene Emily speaks with the voices of many demons, who claim to have possessed multiple well-known criminals, murderers or traitors like Judas. One may wonder why they go after a normal girl, but the truth is different from its toned down adaptation. In Anneliese's case demons weren't claiming they possessed those people, they claimed to ''be'' them. Aside them, aside from the one who claimed to be [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]]. * PosthumousCharacter: Emily. Emily dies before the story starts. We learn about her afterward. * TheRashomon: Happens as the prosecuting attorney attempts to refute the fantastic claims made by the defense witnesses. To highlight this, the defense flashbacks having have a very horrifying and stylized look while the prosecution flashbacks have a grim, but more realistic look. Interestingly, the film's script was co-written by a Christian and an agnostic, so the two versions of the flashbacks could be said to represent the two writers' different views.

* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The movie was originally supposed to be a period piece, but the budget constraints convinced the director to have the story take place in modern times
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The movie was originally supposed to be a period piece, but the budget constraints convinced the director to have the story take place in modern timestimes.
8th Mar '13 7:10:50 PM Goldfritha
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The story is told in flashbacks after the priest who performed the exorcism and oversaw Emily's care is arrested on charges of negligent homicide. The flashbacks are told from various perspectives, each providing a spiritual or medical reason for her condition and death. In an interesting twist, the priest, Father Moore, is represented by an agnostic attorney, Erin Brunner, and is prosecuted by a churchgoing Methodist, Ethan Thomas. Over the course of the trial, the jury and audience is asked to consider the possibility that Emily may have been possessed, and Erin is forced to confront her own beliefs regarding spirituality and morality.
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The story is told in flashbacks after the priest who performed the exorcism and oversaw Emily's care is arrested on charges of negligent homicide. The flashbacks are told from various perspectives, each providing [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane a spiritual or medical reason reason]] for her condition and death. In an interesting twist, the priest, Father Moore, is represented by an agnostic attorney, Erin Brunner, and is prosecuted by a churchgoing Methodist, Ethan Thomas. Over the course of the trial, the jury and audience is asked to consider the possibility that Emily may have been possessed, and Erin is forced to confront her own beliefs regarding spirituality and morality.
19th Dec '12 11:29:33 AM LadyYuki
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* ManySpiritsInsideOfOne: In one scene Emily speaks as demons, who claim to have possessed multiple well-known criminals, murderers or traitors like Judas. One may wonder why they go after normal girl, but the truth is it's toned down adaptation. In Anneliese case demons weren't claiming the possessed those people, they claimed to be them. Aside the one who claimed to be [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]].
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* ManySpiritsInsideOfOne: In one scene Emily speaks as with the voices of many demons, who claim to have possessed multiple well-known criminals, murderers or traitors like Judas. One may wonder why they go after a normal girl, but the truth is it's different from its toned down adaptation. In Anneliese Anneliese's case demons weren't claiming the they possessed those people, they claimed to be ''be'' them. Aside from the one who claimed to be [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]].
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