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Thread started 03/23/18 4:56pm

lonelyalien

Whats your favourite Stephen king book to screen adaptation?

For me its storm of the century superb mini series 6 hrs just flies by.

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Reply #1 posted 03/23/18 5:02pm

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lonelyalien said:

For me its storm of the century superb mini series 6 hrs just flies by.

That´s technically not a book to screen adaptation. It was the other way around...he wrote the screenplay for the tv series.

I like Salem´s Lot.

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Reply #2 posted 03/23/18 5:04pm

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KoolEaze said:

lonelyalien said:

For me its storm of the century superb mini series 6 hrs just flies by.

That´s technically not a book to screen adaptation. It was the other way around...he wrote the screenplay for the tv series.

I like Salem´s Lot.

Really I never knew that ah well you live and learn its still great though.

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Reply #3 posted 03/23/18 5:22pm

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Reply #4 posted 03/23/18 5:23pm

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This is on the front of my mind because I've watched it recently a few times. This was pretty damned good adaptation. Dolores Claiborne
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Reply #5 posted 03/23/18 5:28pm

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Dang looking back, I might just take all the good ones.

Misery
The Shining
Stand By Me

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Reply #6 posted 03/23/18 7:14pm

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I've been a big King fan since high school.

I think Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption is probably the best one yet. I would venture to say all three of the novellas in the 4-set Different Seasons are well done. Stand By Me was taken from The Body. Apt Pupil had good moments as well.

Delores Claiborne and Misery are both well done, although there is a blowtorch moment left out of the latter if memory serves.

Cujo and Carrie were both well executed, too.

The Shining has its moments of Kubrick brilliance but it also suffered from Kubrick brilliance.

I hate the ones made for TV, mostly. Gerald's Game, Bag of Bones, The Shining (remake), Maximum Overdrive (taken from a Night Shift short story called Trucks). The Langoliers was sort of okay. I forget The Stand.

Half of Hearts of Atlantis is missing. There is a supernatural element to it that was totally removed in the movie. Hopkins performance is what keeps it afloat.

And I know I'm in the minority on this, but I never dug the original IT very much. I did enjoy the 2017 movie version.

There are others I'm forgetting. The mini-series on Hulu about JFK's assassination was really good, but I never read the book. I never watched Under The Dome either, but I probably should.

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Reply #7 posted 03/25/18 6:23am

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the shining

salem's lot

shawshank redemption

hearts in atlantis

dark tower

silver bullet

under the dome

bag of bones

it

secret window



i think if i keep on typing i'll likely list all of Mr. King's movie/books. some are better than others but in general they are always a satsifying watch. sometimes i dial up "Stephen King" on Prime and watch my way through his movies on a rainy day.

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Reply #8 posted 03/25/18 8:49am

djThunderfunk

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Misery

The Mist

Stand By Me

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Reply #9 posted 03/25/18 9:03am

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Carrie
Maximum Overdrive

Those are my two favorites.

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Reply #10 posted 03/25/18 9:33am

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RodeoSchro said:

Carrie
Maximum Overdrive

Those are my two favorites.

That movie is considered to be the WORST adaptation ever, and it was directed by Mr.King himself. lol As far as I recall he was high most of the time.

But I love your enthusiasm and the fact that at least someone out there appreciates this movie. wink

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Reply #11 posted 03/25/18 9:44am

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Don't make me choose between The Shawshank Redemption and The Shining ...!!

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Reply #12 posted 03/25/18 7:42pm

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Oh yeah. Shawshank Redemption and Secret Window. Primo. I see there's quite a few I've never seen.
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Reply #13 posted 03/26/18 4:01pm

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morningsong said:

Oh yeah. Shawshank Redemption and Secret Window. Primo. I see there's quite a few I've never seen.

secret window is excellent. shawshank redemption doesn't suck either. it's amazing that Mr. King can write such a range of genres


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Reply #14 posted 03/27/18 9:44am

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Stephen King is awesome! I have been a fan of his writing for 40 years. I look forward to each new novel he releases (The Outsider - May 22).

There have been some very good movies and some real clunkers too. My favs are:

The Shining

Shawshank

Misery

Stand By Me

It (the original)

I prefer to read his books though.

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Reply #15 posted 03/27/18 10:07am

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By far... The Shining. it’s just been a favorite of mine since childhood. I was just listening to one of the old times songs played in the hotel in my car last week.

Carrie is great too, it also does it’s own original thing stylistically.

There have been some other greats, but they are more traditional adaptations:
The Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me, Misery....

The one King authored movie that actually started as a movie (as far as we know... maybe they were unpublished short stories) that is a great favorite of mine: Creepshow.
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Reply #16 posted 03/27/18 12:50pm

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I liked the made for TV movie of the short story with the little soldiers ...was it "battleground"


I want to see "the Long Walk" and "The Jaunt" (at least in some form)

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Reply #17 posted 03/27/18 1:32pm

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djThunderfunk said:

Misery

The Mist

Stand By Me

Man the CGI in that movie was horrible.

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Reply #18 posted 03/27/18 1:34pm

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kpowers said:

djThunderfunk said:

Misery

The Mist

Stand By Me

Man the CGI in that movie was horrible.


It was as good or better than we get from WB with the DC movies. No?

Regardless, the movie is fantastic and an excellent adaption of the original short story.

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Reply #19 posted 03/27/18 2:15pm

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djThunderfunk said:

kpowers said:

Man the CGI in that movie was horrible.


It was as good or better than we get from WB with the DC movies. No?

Regardless, the movie is fantastic and an excellent adaption of the original short story.

HELL NO. I would say the CGI in the Mist was more like Sharknado, but the movie was pretty good.

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Reply #20 posted 03/28/18 5:37pm

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thinner wasnt mentioned

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Reply #21 posted 03/29/18 4:03am

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Mine is "the Shining", but I should mention so far I haven't been exposed to that many "King book to screen adaption" yet.

But the worst is "IT" for sure.

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Reply #22 posted 03/29/18 5:51am

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luvsexy4all said:

thinner wasnt mentioned

Thinner isn't my favorite but the story is really good. scary too (of course)

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Reply #23 posted 03/29/18 12:44pm

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The Stand. Favorite all time book. I know many don't like the movie (mini-series?), but I do. Jamie Sheridan is the perfect Randall Flagg. If I remember correctly, there's word out there that it's going to be a re-make.

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Reply #24 posted 03/29/18 6:12pm

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luvsexy4all said:

thinner wasnt mentioned

I liked that one

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Reply #25 posted 03/29/18 8:33pm

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forgot all about Tommyknockers. looks like a new movie adaptation is in the works woot! http://www.slashfilm.com/...ers-movie/

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Reply #26 posted 03/29/18 11:51pm

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So many movies made from Steven King novels that I forgot. Some good; some not so good. I remember reading The Dark Tower series in the 90s and being so excited for a sequel that never happened until 2012. Still haven't read it. I heard the movie adaptation wasn't good... I'm still stuck on that subway train, I guess....

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Reply #27 posted 03/30/18 8:02am

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I had a fricking dream about SK last night... we were writing a book about the alternative of what happened to the IT kids if the Pennywise had not come. It turned out to be "Stand By Me."

We also talked about how the story starts about the time Prince was born and that there is a little dig at him in the later part of the book.

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

I had a fricking dream about SK last night... we were writing a book about the alternative of what happened to the IT kids if the Pennywise had not come. It turned out to be "Stand By Me."

We also talked about how the story starts about the time Prince was born and that there is a little dig at him in the later part of the book.


I don't remember that, but it's been 30 years since I read it. Remind me?

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Reply #29 posted 03/30/18 10:12am

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djThunderfunk said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

I had a fricking dream about SK last night... we were writing a book about the alternative of what happened to the IT kids if the Pennywise had not come. It turned out to be "Stand By Me."

We also talked about how the story starts about the time Prince was born and that there is a little dig at him in the later part of the book.


I don't remember that, but it's been 30 years since I read it. Remind me?

Bill was in the Thrift store where he finds Silver (his bike) and the radio asks a trivia question to win the "new Prince album" and it says he knew the answer but he did not want the new Prince Album. I assume it was Around the World in a Day (I think later part was set in 1985)

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