stephen king c/d?

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I read "the mist" today and it was really scary!

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 03:51 (sixteen years ago) link

from the ages of 10-15 he was the C of C.

now, eh, i'm sure i'd enjoy rereading some of the good ones.

Viva La Sam (thatgirl), Monday, 23 February 2004 03:56 (sixteen years ago) link

i am looking forward to this new movie, "secret window" which stars johnny depp and john turturro.

oh yeah and know what's annoying? the american version of lars von trier's "the kingdom" is called motherfucking "STEPHEN KING'S KINGDOM HOSPITAL"!!! what the fuck is that shit?!

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 03:59 (sixteen years ago) link

like you'd think he'd be embarrassed about that!

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 03:59 (sixteen years ago) link

and "kingdom hospital" alone would be such a stupider title, even

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 03:59 (sixteen years ago) link

he wrote secret window? that looks cool.

Viva La Sam (thatgirl), Monday, 23 February 2004 04:01 (sixteen years ago) link

of course he wrote it, it's about a writer in maine haunted by a supernatural dude in a hat who accuses him of plagiarism!

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 04:04 (sixteen years ago) link

don't really get all of that from the commercials. just that it's spooky and has john turturro.

Viva La Sam (thatgirl), Monday, 23 February 2004 04:07 (sixteen years ago) link

i hope it's good but the last stephen king movie was "dreamcatcher," and whew boy, that was something else.

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 04:13 (sixteen years ago) link

they aren't even advertising this film as by Stephen King, so maybe they've realized that his name attached to a film = box office death these days.

anthony kyle monday (akmonday), Monday, 23 February 2004 04:20 (sixteen years ago) link

then why "stephen king's kingdom hospital"?

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 04:31 (sixteen years ago) link

(which i presume he adapted)

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 04:31 (sixteen years ago) link

"Dreamcatcher" had the worst ending I have ever seen in a film.

"I read the Mist today, and boy was it scary!"

If you can find it, there's a audio dramatization of the Mist available on cassete. The cool thing about it is that it's in three-dimensional sound, which gives the story an extremely spooky effect.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 23 February 2004 04:32 (sixteen years ago) link

did you see the "original ending" on the dreamcatcher dvd? it was so much better, i have no idea why they chose to go with the alternate.

Emilymv (Emilymv), Monday, 23 February 2004 05:20 (sixteen years ago) link

it was! i liked that in the non-original ending the movie ended with dude saying "jonesy!" though.

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 05:21 (sixteen years ago) link

from the ages of 10-15 he was the C of C.

This is so true. His were the first "adult" books I got into reading, as a kid. (I remember learning about most aspects of sex -- except the nuts and bolts, of course, which my mom taught me -- from Stephen King books.) And I think he made for a pretty good segue into the more usual fiction, when I became a preteen... (Because, y'know, he writes about couples and relationships and people musing about their lives and all that shit... just with monsters.)

And I remember "It," which I read in sixth grade, as being one heck of a great book.

morris pavilion (samjeff), Monday, 23 February 2004 06:07 (sixteen years ago) link

He was always somebody I knew of growing up -- he was that big by the late seventies when I first heard of him thanks to The Shining's adaptation, and he still is, Harlan Ellison called him sui generis and I think he nailed it. But I never really got into him -- it wasn't that I didn't like his work as I read it, I just tended to look elsewhere. But what few short stories I've read of his capture a certain beautiful atmosphere of the physical land itself are gripping, and it occurs to me that some of his greatest strengths aren't the obvious ones.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 23 February 2004 06:11 (sixteen years ago) link

I will throw in a few more cents: those Dark Tower books (the few that I read -- first three or four?) = disappointing dud; the first half of "The Stand" = awesome, but the 2nd half = dud; a few of those "Bachman Books" = Classic. "Eye of the Dragon" (is that what it's called?) = totally classic.

morris pavilion (samjeff), Monday, 23 February 2004 06:24 (sixteen years ago) link

Stand by Me = classic. No question. period. end. over. The Best.

sunjammerr, Monday, 23 February 2004 06:49 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh, duh! Secret Window was in Four Past Midnight. I knew it looked familiar.

I think his stuff in the last decade or so is unbearable nostalgic crap, I still think his first 15 years had a few genuinely great novels (The Dead Zone and Pet Sematary seem to stand up the best) and a boatload of really scary scenes (the Lincoln Tunnel sequence in The Stand, Ben's Hubie Marston nightmare in 'Salem's Lot).

At this point, though, I'd wager that most of his stuff made for better movies, at least when real directors (as opposed to Frank Darabont) were at the helm. Carrie, The Shining, and Christine are all way beyond the source material. And Cujo, The Dead Zone and 'Salem's Lot are all great movies in their own right.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Monday, 23 February 2004 07:34 (sixteen years ago) link

Pet Sematary is a great horror novel, one of the few that has actually creeped me out.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 23 February 2004 07:37 (sixteen years ago) link

I always liked his short stories. The one with the tiny army men, and the one about the kid's dad with the bad 6-pack of beer and the cats in the wall... I haven't read The Mist since I was in that 10-15 age range. I liked it a lot then. Does it hold up?

Stuart (Stuart), Monday, 23 February 2004 07:38 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh and the one where the evil oil slick pulls the guy through the CRACK between the BOARDS on the RAFT holy SHIT.

Stuart (Stuart), Monday, 23 February 2004 07:39 (sixteen years ago) link

There's an audio-CD of the Mist that's great. You have to listen to it with headphones, but they did a great job with the surround sound (for ~1993 when I heard it).

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Monday, 23 February 2004 07:47 (sixteen years ago) link

The raft scared the pants off me.

luna (luna.c), Monday, 23 February 2004 07:54 (sixteen years ago) link

Just keep your hair out of the water and you'll be fine.

Stuart (Stuart), Monday, 23 February 2004 07:56 (sixteen years ago) link

"There's an audio CD of the Mist..."

Dude, did you see my post upthread?

latebloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 23 February 2004 08:06 (sixteen years ago) link

Haha, no. Amazon still had the CD as of a couple of years ago.

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Monday, 23 February 2004 08:10 (sixteen years ago) link

At 15, C of C, OTM. The Shining, Christine, The Stand, and It. And Misery.

I stopped caring before the first chapter of Delores Claiborne ended (tho that movie was good).

weather1ngda1eson (Brian), Monday, 23 February 2004 08:58 (sixteen years ago) link

Yeah, Bachman books - classic. The 4 stories in "Different Seasons" are pretty good. The only one not made into a movie was my favourite - The Long Walk. Basically a near-future-reality-show concept piece. Very simple: 100 people (mostly young) start walking down a highway. If you drop below 4 miles per hour, you get a warning. After the 3rd warning, you are shot dead (the military follow your progress). Last one alive "wins" (you get whatever you want). I almost hope reality TV goes this way someday...

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Monday, 23 February 2004 10:07 (sixteen years ago) link

Yeah, Salem's Lot and The Mist scared the piss out of me as a young'un.

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Monday, 23 February 2004 10:08 (sixteen years ago) link

You could just take them out of the running instead of shooting them. Some people might argue that only the threat of death can provide sufficient motivation to determine the "real" winner. Anyway, 4mph isn't very fast.

Stuart (Stuart), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:14 (sixteen years ago) link

Average normal pedestrial walking speed is like 3.375 mph.

Stuart (Stuart), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:17 (sixteen years ago) link

Are you getting Different Seasons confused with The Bachman Books, Rob? The Breathing Method is the only story out of DS that wasn't filmed: The Running Man is the only one of BBs that was.

Short stories: great. Dark Tower also good in principle (the first one was only good enough to get me vaguely interested in the seond one, which was great), but if it turns out that I'd have to read all his other books to understand the next volume, I'll be pissed off.

You have to reckon he's jumped the shark when he starts making TV miniseries of all his longer stories, including The Shining. Apparently the film was fine, but not what he was looking for.

And Christine to thread!

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:37 (sixteen years ago) link

Good things about Stephen King:

1. The Shining
2. The Strand was good as I recall though the middle 500 pages dragged a bit
3. He wrote some book about dragons. I forget what it was called but dragons are so awesome.
4. His short stories I think are generally excellent, and much different from his fiction. They're published in the New Yorker and other such magazines quite often. He had an excellent one about highway restroom graffiti.
5. Also he got hit by a truck, which is so crazy. Then he wrote lots of memoirs about being hit by a truck. The one celebrity we have in the whole state of Maine gets mauled by a drunk driver. I thought we should have put his giant creepy head on our state quarter, but apparently that wasn't taken into consideration.

j c (j c), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:45 (sixteen years ago) link

The Stand I mean. The Strand is a bookstore I have to go to this afternoon. Apologies.

j c (j c), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:46 (sixteen years ago) link

least scary element in a bad s.k. novel: killer coke machine in the tommyknockers. course, he was high on coke at the time, so it makes sense. i kinda love the fact that he doesn't remember writing cujo. If you had asked me what the great american novel was 20 years ago i would have said The Stand. I love everything up until the novel he doesn't remember writing. it was touch and go after that. hate when he takes a short story idea and adds an extra 700 pages a la Insomnia.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:46 (sixteen years ago) link

Eye of the Dragon - about the prince locked up in the tower who steals threads from napkins and weaves them into a rope using the tiny loom in his doll house.

Stuart (Stuart), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:49 (sixteen years ago) link

>Are you getting Different Seasons confused with The Bachman Books, Rob
Yes. Yes I am. It's been a while...

>Anyway, 4mph isn't very fast

True. This is the beauty of the contest. The 100 starters can go on for quite a while before the 1st person is shot, which is obviously a sobering event for the remaining 99. Only after about 48 hours things start to go a bit crazy. People start to freak out, as one would expect. Dunno why that story stuck with me for so long - it's a disturbing concept.

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:51 (sixteen years ago) link

they aren't even advertising this film as by Stephen King, so maybe they've realized that his name attached to a film = box office death these days.

-- anthony kyle monday

then why "stephen king's kingdom hospital"?

-- s1ocki

Stephen King signing on to the Kingdom remake is the only thing that got it made; it's been in and out of production for years, so I assume they're tagging it with his name because they aren't confident in it except as a King vehicle (whereas a Johnny Depp movie is a Johnny Depp movie, and you really don't need the Inspector 13 tag.

I haven't seen Dreamcatcher and don't know if I will, but coming so soon after the extended discussion of "trunk novels" in Bag of Bones (which, love it or hate it, is considerably different in scope, tone, and approach), and King's subsequent accident and public difficulties with returning to writing, I half-assumed it was a trunk novel itself. It certainly reads like one.

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:54 (sixteen years ago) link

I recall something about the first story in the Bachman books (Rage) causing a stir because it depicted a fed-up high school kid coming to school with a gun and having a little kill-fest. Apparently it was reading material for a real-life high-school-rage-murder tragedy, but don't recall when/where.

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:56 (sixteen years ago) link

He's great at writing a near-perfect example of a sub-genre. IE Rage is a great "high school shooting" story, The Long Walk is just one beautiful idea, "Survivor Type" is a great cannibal story..

(xpost)

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:57 (sixteen years ago) link

"Incidently, 'Rage' is the only novel that King admits he wishes he never wrote. Several similar incidents have occured across the United States, and Rage has been mentioned in connection with them. Considering how sympathetic King is to his protagonist, it's easy to see how disillusioned teens could come to identify with its themes"

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:58 (sixteen years ago) link

oh, but classic! cuz even though i don't read his new stuff i still dig him. he's such a kook, and he never makes me cringe really. which is more than i can say for most people who have been in the public eye as long as he has. search:Carrie, Salem's Lot, The Shining, Rage, Night Shift, The Stand, The Dead Zone, Danse Macabre, Firestarter, Different Seasons, Needful Things, The Dark Half, Pet Semetary, Misery, Skeleton Crew, and Thinner (even if you are older than 10-15)

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:59 (sixteen years ago) link

he never makes me cringe really

No, we have Dean Koontz for that.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 23 February 2004 15:52 (sixteen years ago) link

Classic, what a way with a trashy yarn! Search: THE LANGOLIERS esp part one of the TV novella. Destroy: Cujo. I mean, it was a bit shit wasn't it.

Sarah (starry), Monday, 23 February 2004 15:58 (sixteen years ago) link

That Mist dramatization is floating around on soulseek.

Stuart (Stuart), Monday, 23 February 2004 16:16 (sixteen years ago) link

The best Stephen King audio I've heard -- although the person I heard it with says The Mist one is great, too -- is "1408," the haunted hotel room story from Blood and Smoke, his audio-only thing. The first time I heard it was in the middle of the night, in the middle of a ten hour road trip through east Texas and southern Louisiana, which probably added a lot to the overall effect.

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 23 February 2004 16:31 (sixteen years ago) link

the langoliers is really cool too.

i mean the thing with stephen king is he's really good at writing really readable stuff, and he has some neat ideas, but man oh man does he repeat himself. which is kind of interesting in a way, i guess. it's like he applies whatever good idea he has to the basic mold of "writer in maine" and lets it rip.

(obviously that applies more to the novels)

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 17:02 (sixteen years ago) link

you know what else is good? "the juant"

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 17:09 (sixteen years ago) link

idk if this is the originator but it must be the pinnacle, playing it 3 times for no reason just makes it perfect kitsch somehow

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Friday, 14 June 2019 17:01 (one year ago) link

For those unaware, the Pet Sematary dad is also the actor responsible for this apex of filmed entertainment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhNC9VPBXXI

Morrie Antoilette (Old Lunch), Friday, 14 June 2019 17:09 (one year ago) link

holy shit

God bless him

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Friday, 14 June 2019 17:24 (one year ago) link

i can found "10 hours of principal skinner shouting noooo" on youtube (i didn't watch it all) but no tropes-type history of what the simpsons had in mind when they first used it >:(

mark s, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:27 (one year ago) link

i saw PS at a drive-in and the entire place erupted in cheers at that scene

orifex, Friday, 14 June 2019 18:42 (one year ago) link

For those unaware, the Pet Sematary dad is also the actor responsible for this apex of filmed entertainment:

― Morrie Antoilette (Old Lunch), Friday, June 14, 2019 5:09 PM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

OL, I had no idea this was missing from my life.

☮ (peace, man), Friday, 14 June 2019 20:59 (one year ago) link

he plays a vicious pimp in Roger Corman's '80s classic Streetwalkin' starring Melissa Leo as a runaway(!) who becomes a prostitute who eventually has to FIGHT BACK

omar little, Friday, 14 June 2019 21:07 (one year ago) link

You saw Principal Skinner at a drive in?

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 14 June 2019 21:08 (one year ago) link

I saw Principal Skinner at a drive-in making babies with Mrs Krabappel and I saw one of the babies and the baby looked at me

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 14 June 2019 22:51 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

Not sure if this is the best thread for it, search wasn't coming up with anything promising, but this season of Castle Rock has been great. Lizzy Caplan is really, really good.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 8 November 2019 16:38 (seven months ago) link

I haven't seen it since its initial airing obv, but apparently I am the only human being on the planet who liked the Shining miniseries?

― confusementalism (Dan Peterson), Friday, June 14, 2019 4:43 PM (four months ago)

i wonder how many ppl have seen this? i watched some clips on youtube a while ago and thought it looked pretty painful.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Friday, 8 November 2019 17:54 (seven months ago) link

I was trying to find somewhere to watch it last week and not having any luck

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Friday, 8 November 2019 23:07 (seven months ago) link

i did some more googling to see if i could find it (no luck) and found this hilariously over-the-top review of it -- half the review is just the writer ranting about how much he hates stephen king:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1997/04/26/the-shining-recycled-trash/ff9d7e88-59d2-4ddc-ac38-99138de88fd0/

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Saturday, 9 November 2019 00:33 (seven months ago) link

Will wait for the mini series

June Pointer’s Valentine’s Day Secret Admirer Note Author (calstars), Saturday, 9 November 2019 00:49 (seven months ago) link

Might have found it, will let u know if it works

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Saturday, 9 November 2019 02:12 (seven months ago) link

Doctor Sleep:

Stephen...Stanley...always you wrestle inside me

Conceptualize Wyverns (latebloomer), Monday, 11 November 2019 04:42 (seven months ago) link

Not sure if this is the best thread for it, search wasn't coming up with anything promising, but this season of Castle Rock has been great. Lizzy Caplan is really, really good.

Last week's "origin" episode was excellent

groovypanda, Monday, 11 November 2019 11:02 (seven months ago) link

Do you need to have seen the first season to watch the second?

dan selzer, Monday, 11 November 2019 12:01 (seven months ago) link

Xposts: archive.org is the ticket. There’s a rip of someone’s vhs tape complete with local New Hampshire commercial breaks. File is too large to stream in browser but you can download it.

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Monday, 11 November 2019 12:08 (seven months ago) link

xp no, completely new cast & storyline

groovypanda, Monday, 11 November 2019 12:13 (seven months ago) link

Last week's "origin" episode was excellent

It really was great, reminded me of "The Queen" episode from last season.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 11 November 2019 15:27 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

Why am I rereading loads of Stephen King atm? Who can say? Anyway rereading The Tommyknockers which i like more the second time, but it probably helps that I’ve completely forgotten most of it, including the ending.

glindr jackson (gyac), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:15 (six months ago) link

I liked King a lot in junior/high school, though hadn't read anything of his after Dark Tower finished. I mostly read non-fiction these days but needed something breezy but engrossing for lunch breaks and commutes, so ended up rereading most of his bibliography in chronological order this year, since I planned on reading the post-"retirement" books for the first time. Very much my comfort food.

It was pretty fun! I don't recall that many outright stinkers, though Christine and The Dark Half wore out their welcome with the length. I thought The Outsiders was pretty bad after the initial chapters. Really felt like King by the numbers: small group starts to band together after piecing together weird circumstances and overcoming their skepticism at the supernatural, a few secondary characters get killed off to raise stakes, etc. Maybe I'd have liked it better if I read the mystery novels it crossed over with.

I dug the Dark Tower books as a kid but soured on them this time around. Due to that, I increasingly resented references to it in the non-DT novels.

blatherskite, Thursday, 2 January 2020 19:10 (six months ago) link

I have weirdly strong memories of The Tommyknockers and am sort of afraid of re-reading it. My sense of it is very much coloured by the anecdote King tells wherein he was doing so much coke at the time, he spent most of his time at the typewriter with tissue stuffed up his nostrils to stem the bleeding.

Life is a meaningless nightmare of suffering...save string (Chinaski), Thursday, 2 January 2020 20:27 (six months ago) link

Mom gave me The Institute before Christmas but I haven't gotten around to it. Gotta get in the right mindset.

Lactose Shaolin Wanker (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 2 January 2020 20:30 (six months ago) link

Having seen both recent It movies I'm reading the book for the third time, roughly 20 years between readings. While his writing is occasionally terrible, and in spite of the length, he does know how to write a page turner.

I think It is just magnificent

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 2 January 2020 22:45 (six months ago) link

I think he's great at writing what one could un-charitably describe as "Boomer nostalgia". My favorite parts of It, 11/22/63 and Joyland were the mundane "life in the 1950s-70s" character stuff, like the Losers hanging out and seeing movies, reading comic books etc. I'd happily read a non-genre novel like that if he wrote one.

blatherskite, Thursday, 2 January 2020 23:02 (six months ago) link

^^^ first part of Hearts in Atlantis has some of this too, and I agree.

A perfect transcript of a routine post (Dan Peterson), Friday, 3 January 2020 02:02 (six months ago) link

Worst part of 11/22/63 is his need to shoehorn in specific bands and songs he loved as a kid.

The first half of The Stand, the dissolution of society and wandering, is his peak IMO.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Friday, 3 January 2020 02:13 (six months ago) link

all off these books (up to rose madder) were in my teenage bedroom when I went home for Christmas. I brought exactly none of them back with me. this thread is making me think that was a wasted opportunity.

the talisman was right there, a nice hardback of IT (huge), the long version of the stand (unread), some bookclub edition that randomly combined the shining, Carrie and misery in one volume, the bachman books with the story he retired after the school shootings, several other fondly remembered short story collections...

koogs, Friday, 3 January 2020 04:39 (six months ago) link

The Institute is kicking so much ass for me.

Lactose Shaolin Wanker (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 5 January 2020 02:43 (six months ago) link

really? that’s good to hear. I might give it a whirl

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 5 January 2020 04:22 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

I’m watching “the outsider” adaptation on hbo and once again King pulls out the magic negro card, cf the Shining, the Green Mile, etc. Damn

calstars, Friday, 31 January 2020 04:42 (five months ago) link

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magical_Negro

calstars, Saturday, 1 February 2020 04:37 (five months ago) link

if you mean the Holly Gibney character, she's white in the book

Number None, Monday, 3 February 2020 23:26 (five months ago) link

Yeah
Guess hbo is at fault then

calstars, Monday, 3 February 2020 23:33 (five months ago) link

Yeah, I haven't watched The Outsider, but there was a 3-season adaptation of Mr. Mercedes and the other Bill Hodges books on DirecTV's Audience network, and Holly was played by Justine Lupe.

Pete Swine Cave (Eliza D.), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 03:24 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I’m rereading The Stand, which I haven’t read in about 17 years, and had forgotten how good it is and how much I remembered. The scene with Frannie and her mother in the calendar? Instantly remembered the clock ticking and the rose-patterned carpet. Incredible the things that stick with you, but that scene is great.

hyds (gyac), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 08:11 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

The Outsider is feeling a lot like The Dark Half 2

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 01:48 (three months ago) link

i watched the whole thing even though it felt pretty dumb. it's almost pulled off by the strong cast. but the whole show is so incredibly dark (visually) and then they have the entire climax take place in a cave, good luck figuring out what's happening.

na (NA), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 14:06 (three months ago) link

every new HBO drama is required to have a climactic sequence take place in near-complete blackness. budgetary restrictions, what can you do?

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 14:07 (three months ago) link

i thought mare winningham in particular was excellent in it, plus a lot of the supporting cast was interesting (i particularly liked the private detective with the mustache). too bad about the plot and pace.

na (NA), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 14:10 (three months ago) link

IMO, this was the closest an adaptation has come to replicating the pacing of a King novel. Ten hours seems about right, just enough time to let the thing breathe and to let the audience live with the characters and situations before the carnage begins in earnest.

Waifu-ed Around and Fell in Love (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 14:11 (three months ago) link

I kinda think that may be a key element missing from many of the less successful King adaptations. You don't really get time for the low-key domestic texture which is imo one of his strong suits.

Waifu-ed Around and Fell in Love (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 14:13 (three months ago) link

I was very into the vibe of the descent into the cave, it felt like how the endings of the two It movies might have felt if muschietti was good not bad

Garu you just posted flange (wins), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 14:37 (three months ago) link

Xpost

Yeah, in 11-22-63 the low-key hangout parts are really enjoyable. It’s a bit like Better Call Saul - you don’t want the plot to move forward because you know something bad will happen as a result

I thought this was (mostly) a pretty excellent adaptation - like you say, I don’t think I’ve seen another adaptation do King’s trademark “slow descent into weirdness” quite so effectively

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 15:02 (three months ago) link

Though admittedly some of it has been very silly (which is also very King)

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 15:03 (three months ago) link

three months pass...

A play in three acts. pic.twitter.com/5hs3n1Kyfc

— Dr. Jennie Bujold🌹🏳️‍🌈 (@JennieBujold) June 28, 2020

calzino, Sunday, 28 June 2020 23:54 (one week ago) link

author of Insomnia is woke go figure

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Monday, 29 June 2020 18:36 (one week ago) link


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