This filthy little gem went very close to get four stars. Five hearts surely go to the gremlin little girl in disguise called Nita-Josee Hannah. Remember her name folks, a star is born.
Forgotten at the box office and buried by bad reviews, this great movie - and very long, expensive and complicated production - costed Friedkin almost his career, surely his mental health. He says it took him 20 years to recover. But I don't know if he ever did, because the recently restored DCP version, supervised by himself, its almost an attempt killing of the original one. Contrast and color saturation are pushed to a level that completely destroys the beautiful…