'The Exorcist' celebrates its 40th anniversary

Michael Calia

The horror movie classic "The Exorcist" was released in theaters 40 years ago. 

Michael Calia, director of the Ed McMahon Communications Center in the School of Communications, was recently quoted in a CNN.com article about the film's anniversary and is available to comment. 

"I think 'The Exorcist' holds up well because it is, first and foremost, a well-crafted film, cannily designed to be upsetting," he said. 

"But clearly the narrative has a psychological depth and complexity that shakes us up on a number of levels. The story can shake our understanding of the world and ourselves, and that's where the film functions on a level beyond mere entertainment."

To speak to Calia, please call John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations at Quinnipiac, at 203-206-4449 (cell) or 203-582-5359 (office).


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