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by Mark Kermode,William Peter Blatty

eBook The Ninth Configuration ePub
Author: Mark Kermode,William Peter Blatty
Language: English
ISBN: 1901680207
ISBN13: 978-1901680201
Publisher: Screenpress Books (April 1, 2000)
Pages: 170
Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 470
Formats: lrf docx mobi txt
ePub file: 1892 kb
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It features a foreword by William Peter Blatty and an fascinating introduction by BBC Radio One's Mark Kermode - a world renowned expert on Blatty's work. This screenplay has never previously been published.

It features a foreword by William Peter Blatty and an fascinating introduction by BBC Radio One's Mark Kermode - a world renowned expert on Blatty's work. Some years after the release of The Exorcist William Peter Blatty decided to direct his own adaptation of his novel Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane. This is the complete and unabridged screenplay of the film and includes extensive annotations from the author.

The Ninth Configuration. The Ninth Configuration. Blatty William Peter, Kermode Mark. EPUB FB2 PDF TXT RTF. Converted file can differ from the original. If possible, download the file in its original format. For the purposes of this story, I have taken some liberties with the facts; there are, for example, neither psychiatrists nor medical officers in the United States Marine Corps. He sipped at the Scotch and coffee and grimaced; then he picked up a stack of folders from his desk and stepped out into the great main hall of the mansion.

An Academy Award winner for his screenplay for The Exorcist, Blatty is not only the author of one of the most terrifying novels ever written, but, paradoxically, also cowrote the screenplay for the hilarious Inspector Clouseau film, A Shot in the Dark.

The Ninth Configuration (also known as Twinkle, Twinkle, "Killer" Kane) is a 1980 American psychological drama film written, produced and directed by William Peter Blatty, in his directorial debut. It is based on Blatty's novel The Ninth Configuration (1978), which was itself a reworking of an earlier version of the novel, first published as Twinkle, Twinkle, "Killer" Kane! in 1966.

Imaginary introduction of William Peter Blatty by William Peter Blatty . And even as someone who is completely detached from religion, I find that The Ninth Configuration has much more to say about theological grappling than all 161 minutes of Scorsese's Silence

Imaginary introduction of William Peter Blatty by William Peter Blatty: Hi, I’m William Peter Blatty and I Directed two movies, ten years apart, and they’re both awesome. I also wrote The Exorcist, so fuck you. And even as someone who is completely detached from religion, I find that The Ninth Configuration has much more to say about theological grappling than all 161 minutes of Scorsese's Silence. Plus it includes a character who is adapting Shakespeare plays for dogs ("It's a labour of love, but damn it, someone has to do it!"). William Peter Blatty.

The Ninth Configuration book . Start by marking The Ninth Configuration as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Before he wrote The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty wrote three comic novels, this one being the last and, I can only hope (not having read the others), the worst. Yet I feel pretty confident in saying it is the most interesting of the three. What makes it bad are the characters: they're all insane.

Extras (of which there are tons of) are underway and will be announced at a date in Late Summer, Early Fall. But I think this misapprehension might well be traceable to Mark Kermode, who long ago named The Exorcist, The Ninth Configuration and Legion "The Trilogy of Faith. From the Press Release

The Ninth Configuration. by William Peter Blatty · Mark Kermode. Bestselling author William Peter Blatty warms our hearts with a funny yet deeply moving nostalgic tale of memory, mystery. The Ninth Configuration is set in a remote castle which the US government is using as a military asylum. A Marine Corps psychiatrist with a crisis of faith encourages his patients to enact their fantasies as part of their therapy. However, he proves himse. New York, 1941: Joey El Bueno is just a smart-aleck kid, confounding the nuns and bullies at St. Stephen’s schoo. by William Peter Blatty.

Published in 1967 and then extensively revised in 1978, The Ninth Configuration is a fascinating look at madness, philosophy, and the nature of religious belief. Both The Ninth Configuration and Twinkle, Twinkle 'Killer' Kane have been out of print for decades, but this new edition combines both novels with a long essay by Mark Kermode.

There’s a stillness I experience on completing a great book that defies description. For some time, I don’t feel like reading again. It happened to me after I finished 1984, with the Road, and a handful of books between. Now it’s happened again with the Ninth Configuration.

Readers who seek popcorn are bound to be disappointed. If you only examine the dialogue’s surface, much of it would probably appear unstructured, perhaps even boring. For such readers the action probably comes too late, and at too much cost to their time.

But here is the genius of the writing. There are many threads that swim just below the surface. Like the tension that builds in the madmens’ rantings, as Cutshaw’s efforts to avoid the truth draw him closer to that which he refuses to face.

As an atheist, a few times I became agitated. It seemed I’d slipped into a sermon. But then I remembered how puzzled I have always been by conservatives who respond emotionally to science, and decided I was being hypocritical. So I allowed myself to be drawn back into the narrative. And I was glad I did.

Beyond discussions of God, and passages that may, or may not have been intended as a missionary’s polemic, there were many engaging philosophical questions. These questions are sharpest when Blatty expressed them in a dichotomous form. It’s difficult to explain without spoilers, hence my vagueness. There are three examples that will sit with me for a long time. The use of violence to express compassion (during and following the bar fight), using a ‘mad man’s’ insight to cure insanity, and reaching out to another through suicide.

There were a few instances where I experienced the writing as a little heavy handed. Its hard for me to decide if that reflected my cynicism, or the novel. I feel the most profound points are often made obliquely, when the reader is forced to think, to grapple with ambiguity, and draw the connections themselves. However, for the most part, subtlety prevailed, and the few narrative intrusions were small and insufficient to detract from the work.

Many times I literally laughed out loud. The writing is just that witty. On that point, I have rated other books five stars that wouldn’t hold a candle to this book. But here is where the rating system is flawed. If you read a comic, then you are not going to judge it against Tolstoy, you are going to judge it against other comics. If you read this book as a psychological thriller, one aimed squarely at intelligent adult readers, then it deserves five stars. If you judged it against classics, then IMHO, it gets a very solid four stars. But it hasn’t had time to fill that shelf space yet. So its five stars from me!
One of the most multi-layered, hard edged, difficult novels I've ever read. Even though I saw the film first (chiefly a meditation on morality and theology at the extremes), this book makes it even more difficult to consider the redemption of Col. Vincent Kane. In short, it is a bit like considering the absolute redemption of Sgt. Barnes from "Platoon" when you get right down to it.

William Peter Blatty, as he himself admits, is old school; a Tridentine Catholic, but one who still considers "the issues" at hand in the contemporary world. I suppose the biker scene in the book is his take on the then contemporary world of the 70's. He did not judge it good.

When the secrets are pulled out from the rug concerning Col. Kane, the real pain starts for everyone involved. This is when the searching begins for Col. Cutshaw, his dear friend. Only those with no sympathy for humanity can turn away from this story and be unaffected, whether they are people of faith or not.
Years ago I saw a trailer for the film of the same name. I was drawn into seeing the film based on that Mr. Blatty had written the Exorcist and this book also, plus he directed the film. I went in thinking from the trailer shown that this was a Sci-Fi drama, But I was totally incorrect in the best way possible. The subject matter is strong, powerful and gripping! I walked out of the theater in tears, the type that make you glad you saw something special. I purchased a paperback copy of this book and read only the first few chapters then lent it to a friend, which never returned to me. I have various copies of the film on VHS(remember those), DVD and Blu-Ray which should give you the correct impression that I am a fan of this book and film. Mr. Blatty has explained in interviews that this story along with the Excorcist and Legion are part of a thread of belief that God is there. Anybody that has asked that question or is looking for more than flash/ Computer graphics in a thoughtful film...then please read the book and watch the movie.
A wonderful story about faith, our two selves (the conscious and the unconscious), and redemption. Kane and Cutshaw are unforgettable characters. A rather short book. It can easily be read in one or two sittings on a rainy or slow day outside.

For me, THE NINTH CONFIGURATION and LEGION are superior to THE EXORCIST, but of course, the latter is the first one readers and horror fans will always be first to name when William Peter Blatty’s name is mentioned.
If you've seen the movie version of this book there's no reason to read this book, for Blatty wrote the screenplay for the movie and it follows the book almost line-by-line. That said, if you haven't read this book, it's a compelling, fast read and you'll feel you've done yourself a favor if you take it up.
Was not what I was hoping for in light of The Exorcist and Legion; this was more of a Catch-22 meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest to me. Well written and poignant, but simply too trippy for my taste.
Once I got into this book, I couldn't put it down. It's a short read and I did it in less than a day, just part of the morning and a little afternoon. I didn't understand a lot of it at first, but kept reading and it began to fall into place. Very touching. Beautifully written.
This book was made into a movie back in 1980. The movie is one of the few that actually follows the book very well. I think most vets have seen friends and comrades cross the fine line from sanity to crazy. So the backdrop to the story isn't too far fetched. While I wouldn't consider this a deep read there several topics that will keep coming back, long after you've finished the book, about why is man here and what happens next.
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