Owen Roizman, ASC: The 'Poster' Shot for The Exorcist

Roizman reveals how they created the seemingly impossible poster image of The Exorcist, a blindingly bright light shining through a window with closed curtains. (7:08)

  1. Shooting The French Connection
  2. The 'Poster' Shot for The Exorcist
  3. The Taking of Pelham, One, Two, Three
  4. Network and Sidney Lumet
  5. Tootsie and Sydney Pollack
  6. ASC and the Future
Cinematographer Owen Roizman, ASC’s stunning work behind the camera has been recognized with five Academy Award nominations, for The French Connection, The Exorcist, Network, Tootsie and Wyatt Earp. His willingness to experiment and ability to deliver a look uniquely appropriate to each story have been manifested in a diverse list of credits that also includes the features The Heartbreak Kid, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, The Stepford Wives, Three Days of the Condor, True Confessions, Havana and The Addams Family. Here are excerpts from an interview conducted by Michael Goi, ASC, in Roizman’s home.