Was Tom Wilkinson's character of Father Moore based on a realperson?
Tom Wilkinson's character was more a combination of two real-lifepeople, Father Arnold Renz and Pastor Ernst Alt (shown at left). Bothmen were assigned by the Bishop of Wurzburg, Josef Stangl, to carry out"The Great Exorcism" on Anneliese Michel. The foundation for this ritualwas the "Rituale Romanum", which at the time, was still a valid 17thcentury Cannon Law. Father Arnold Renz had been a former missionaryin China, and Pastor Ernst Alt was a pastor in a nearby community.Together they carried out 67 rites of exorcism over a period of 10months, with one or two exorcism sessions held each week. Somesessions lasted up to four hours (moviesonline.ca).
Did Anneliese Michel really see the faces of demons on thepeople around her like Emily Rose did in the film?
According to The Washington Post, as she grew more convinced thatshe was possessed, Anneliese began to see the faces of demons on thepeople and things around her.
What demons possessed Anneliese?
Anneliese was convinced that she had been possessed by severaldemons, including Lucifer, Judas Iscariot, Nero, Cain, Hitler, andFleischmann, a disgraced Frankish Priest from the 16th century. She alsomentioned a few other damned souls who had manifested themselvesthrough her. -moviesonline.ca
Did Anneliese's mother Anna support the making of the film?
No. Anneliese's mother did not support the making of The Exorcism of Emily Rose. "I don't want to see the film and I don't know anythingabout it," Mrs. Michel said, who was at the time in her eighties.Anneliese's father Josef died six years prior to the film's release. -telegraph.co.uk
The movie's Father Moorewas based on Father ArnoldRenz and Pastor Ernst Alt.