The Ninth Configuration

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Written and Directed by William Peter Blatty (1980)

"In order for life to have appeared spontaneously on earth, there first had to be hundreds of millions of protein molecules of the ninth configuration. But given the size of the planet Earth, do you know how long it would have taken for just one of these protein molecules to appear entirely by chance? Roughly ten to the two hundred and forty-third power billions of years. And I find that far, far more fantastic than simply believing in God."

LEONARD MALTIN: "A metaphysical murder mystery, a gothic war movie and a cosmic love story. You have never seen anything quite like it."

This odd but fascinating film is not for every taste but those willing to accept its challenging style will find themselves rewarded with a one-of-a-kind film that is both impassioned and inventive. Films like The Ninth Configuration are the reason the genre of "cult movie" was invented: its constantly twisting plot line incorporates elements of the psychological thriller, the social satire, the surrealist comedy and the allegorical tale without ever fully giving itself over to one style......Donald Guarisco

William Peter Blatty’s The Ninth Configuration is a clever, theological drama disguised as a black comedy. This realization initially surprises us, since Blatty also wrote The Exorcist, which is probably the most disturbing horror film ever made, and he insists that The Ninth Configuration is that film’s “true sequel.” Daniel griffin Film as Art

an awesome, magnificent, wonderful, outstanding movie, 13 March 2002
Author: jflagan from Ontario, Canada IMDB

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