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  posted on 2/17/2006 at 12:06 PM
Hey everyone! Especially you Stephen King fans out there! What's you fav movie by this writer! My fav is Christine!

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  posted on 2/17/2006 at 12:12 PM
The Shining (original).

 

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  posted on 2/17/2006 at 12:12 PM
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What's you fav movie by this director!


i dont know which movies King has directed since he is a writer, but i have to say that my favorite BOOK by him is THE STAND. the movie of it was pretty decent too.


has anyone read "CELL" yet?

 

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  posted on 2/17/2006 at 12:13 PM
Oh, didn't catch the "director" part.

What did he direct?

 

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  posted on 2/17/2006 at 12:13 PM
As far as books go, gotta go with The Dark Tower (series).

 

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  posted on 2/17/2006 at 12:15 PM
i still gotta read those. i read the first one and didnt really care for it, but every SK fan i know (and i know lots) love them. they are the only ones i dont own........i have every other one as a first edition

 

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  posted on 2/17/2006 at 12:19 PM
The Dark Tower is amazing, though my personal favourite book is Black House.

Of the films, you cant really look past The Green Mile, excellent movie.

 

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  posted on 2/17/2006 at 12:21 PM
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Black House


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hell, i missed this one too! i loved The Tailisman.....

 

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  posted on 2/17/2006 at 12:23 PM
Pet Semetary, actually. It's the only movie that really stayed close to the book. I know it came off kinda cheesy, but it's still my fave.

 

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  posted on 2/17/2006 at 12:25 PM
Shawshank Redemption, hands down

 

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  posted on 2/17/2006 at 12:29 PM
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What's you fav movie by this director!


i dont know which movies King has directed since he is a writer, but i have to say that my favorite BOOK by him is THE STAND. the movie of it was pretty decent too.


has anyone read "CELL" yet?


Same here Linnie. Both versions......;-)

As far as favorite movie, I would also have to say The Stand. Even though it was a mini-series, I still consider it one long movie. I thought Gary Sinese had the Stu character nailed.


 

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  posted on 2/17/2006 at 12:40 PM
Maybe you know this, Linnie, but Black House is the sequel to The Talisman.

Travelin' Jack all grown up.

I was really surpised his path didn't cross Roland's . . . buy maybe it will someday.

Linnie, if you're a fan of King's, then you owe it to yourself to read all of the Dark Tower books. Not only are they their own good story, but they're also sort of a super-work that covers large segments of King's career - (you'll be amazed at who pops up as major characters) - and provide a good deal of commentary on his writing process.

I think King admitted himself that at the beginning of the series, while the story was always on his mind, he didn't really have a clear vision as to where it would end up. That changes drastically about mid-series, though. Books 1 through 4 were written over a period of 17 years, actually, that's when they were published, I think the first volume was written considerably earlier than its 1982 publication date. Iit might even be from before Carrie and the other big 70's novels. Then all of a sudden, books 5, 6, and 7 are published within 2 years of each other. How's that for regaining your focus?

I would tell you that it was the series itself that demanded that King finish the tale, but I wouldn't want to reveal too much


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  posted on 2/17/2006 at 12:43 PM
Movie: Shawshank Redemption.

But since he is most known for his horror books i would say:
1. The Shining (original)
2. Firestarter
3. Christine
4. The Dead Zone
(in no particular order actually).

For acting performances:
1. The Shining (Jack Nickelson + Shelley Duvall !)
2. The Dead Zone (Christopher Walken)

With books i fully agree with LinnieX:
The Stand !!!!!

 

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  posted on 2/17/2006 at 12:43 PM
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Of the films, you cant really look past The Green Mile, excellent movie.



Ditto. Absolutely amazing movie.

 

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  posted on 2/17/2006 at 01:01 PM
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Shawshank Redemption, hands down


Wasn't that one of the "Bachman" books? Several of those made decent movies, didn't they? I think "Stand by Me" was from "The Body," and they did one from Apt Pupil, too.

What was the Bachman novel that linked so strongly to "Desecration" . . . the one about the suburban block that is assaulted by Low Men-style demons or aliens, or whatever. That would probably make for a decent special-effects bonanza.

Dreamcatcher wasn't a bad movie, but I kind of got the impression that if you hadn't read the book, a lot of it wouldn't make a whole lot of sense. It seemed to me that there were some gaps in the story, which didn't matter if you read the book, but might leave others puzzled.

I loved the Hearts in Atlantis stories, but didn't think much of the movie, which, oddly, was based on the "Low Men in Yellow Coats" story and NOT the "Hearts in Atlantis" story. I guess someone wanted the title of the movie to be the same as the title of the book for the name recognition.

I'd love to see somebody compile a "complete guide to the realm of the Crimson King," or something like that, exploring all of the connections. By this I mean The Dark Tower, Talisman/Black Tower, Hearts in Atlantis, Desecration, the Stand to some degree, I guess. Dark Tower references the Stand, but I'm not sure the Stand references anything in the Dark Tower. There's a lot of King I have not read, so I'm sure there are other connections.

Hell, maybe I'll do it.

 

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  posted on 2/17/2006 at 01:05 PM
The Green Mile movie was very good, I'll agree with that.

 

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  posted on 2/17/2006 at 01:09 PM
If TV Mini-Series versions count I'd have to say the original "Salem's Lot", followed by "The Stand". The best movie made from the Bachman books was "Misery".

As much as I like Nicholson and Kubrick I never liked the Movie version of "The Shining". It strayed way too far from the book. And that annoying little kid! "Redrum! Redrum!" Gimmee a break!

 

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  posted on 2/17/2006 at 01:11 PM
If you're looking for a complete guide to the Crimson King, try Volume One and Two of the Concordance, I think it's pretty much what you're looking for.

As far as I can remember, Shawshank Redemption is a King story - it's from the voume of short stories that also contained Apt Pupil, I think it's called Four Seasons, or something like that. Different Seasons...

Oh and the the one linked to Desperation is The Regulators, I think.

I was shocked that Jack and Roland's paths didnt cross as well. A little disappointed, but rumour has it that King and Straub are writing a third Jack book, so....



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Shawshank Redemption, hands down
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Wasn't that one of the "Bachman" books?


Not a Bachman Book.....it origianlly titled "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemtion"



hey, how about "The Long Walk" . i love that story.....

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  posted on 2/17/2006 at 01:48 PM
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If you're looking for a complete guide to the Crimson King, try Volume One and Two of the Concordance, I think it's pretty much what you're looking for.

As far as I can remember, Shawshank Redemption is a King story - it's from the voume of short stories that also contained Apt Pupil, I think it's called Four Seasons, or something like that. Different Seasons...

Oh and the the one linked to Desperation is The Regulators, I think.

I was shocked that Jack and Roland's paths didnt cross as well. A little disappointed, but rumour has it that King and Straub are writing a third Jack book, so....

[Edited on 2/17/2006 by Bluenose]


I wasn't aware of a concordance . . . that's probably the sort of reference I was thinking of. Yes, the Regulators, that was the one, thanks.

A third Jack Sawyer novel, eh? That should be interesting. I wonder where it will go?

 

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  posted on 2/17/2006 at 01:50 PM
i'm sorry.........but didnt Steph say he was retiring?

i was mildly surprised to find "Cell" in the bookstore last night.

again, has anyone read it yet?

 

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i was mildly surprised to find "Cell" in the bookstore last night.

again, has anyone read it yet?

Linnie my wife just finished it she could hardly put it down she said Best she read of his latter stuff.

 

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  posted on 2/17/2006 at 01:55 PM
Stephen King movies? I thought he wrote books.

Seriously - he should stick to books. The Shining was a great horror flick by Stanley Kubrick. I thought King screwed himself in the television re-make that he directed. He should stick to writing books and let the film-makers create cinema. My own opinion.

 

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  posted on 2/17/2006 at 02:00 PM
I think many of King's short stories are well-suited for film adaptation - a number of stories from Night Shift made decent movies, if I recall.

I think Umney's (sp?) Last Case would be a good one. The one about Rock and Roll Heaven would be a hoot, just to see who would play all of the rock and roll legends (Skydog even makes an appearance) and how well. It might have been called "They've got one hell of a band," or something like that.

Weren't there a couple of TV shows during the 80's that would feature a different short film about some wild-a** story? Like an updated Twilight Zone? I'd like to see something like that come back.

 

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  posted on 2/17/2006 at 02:01 PM
I've read a few John Saul novels that were pretty good, and I'm just now starting to get into Dean Koontz.

 

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