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Re: Stephen King Movies/TV

Post by Rinoa » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:07 pm

I didn't realise The Mist and The Shawshank Redemption were Stephen King... :oops:
I also can't believe I still haven't watched The Shining yet...

Thought the The Green Mile, It, Shawshank Redemption, and The Stand were brilliant films/TV.

The Mist was alright, but had a really poor ending...
Carrie, Firestarter & The Lawnmower Man were also alright but nothing special. And I've seen Pet Sematary and Tommyknockers but that was so long ago, I don't remember them very well.
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Re: Stephen King Movies/TV

Post by Megamixer » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:43 pm

Well I haven't seen The Mist so I can't comment on the ending but the 'book' is actually one of the short stories from Skeleton Crew so perhaps adapting that for a full-length movie threw up some problems.
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Post by jdanddiet » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:53 pm

Megamixer wrote:Well I haven't seen The Mist so I can't comment on the ending but the 'book' is actually one of the short stories from Skeleton Crew so perhaps adapting that for a full-length movie threw up some problems.
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Re: Stephen King Movies/TV

Post by merman » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:02 pm

Megamixer wrote:Well I haven't seen The Mist so I can't comment on the ending but the 'book' is actually one of the short stories from Skeleton Crew so perhaps adapting that for a full-length movie threw up some problems.
It's a novella that lasts well over a hundred pages, so plenty of material there to work from. I've not seen the film version so cannot comment on how accurate it is.

I do want to see Apt Pupil at some point, and I'm ashamed to say I've never watche Shawshank or Green Mile...
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Post by themightymartin » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:20 pm

What's the one where the bloke and his mother are in an incestuous relationship, and they turn into cat-like things?
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Re: Stephen King Movies/TV

Post by markopoloman » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:48 pm

themightymartin wrote:What's the one where the bloke and his mother are in an incestuous relationship, and they turn into cat-like things?
Ooh yeah, I remember that! Was it Rose Red? or ummmmm bloody hell - can picture it in my head but not the name :roll:
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Post by themightymartin » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:15 am

It wasn't Rose Red. That was the one with the evil house.
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Post by jdanddiet » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:59 am

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Post by themightymartin » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:22 am

Yes! That was it. My other half made me watch that. It's almost, but not quite, in the "so-bad-it's-good" category.

And seriously, "It" is majorly overrated. Unless you have a pre-existing clown phobia it's nowhere near as scary as people say it is, and the stuff with the [SPOILERS] spider halfway through and at the end [\SPOILERS] is just stupid.
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Re: Stephen King Movies/TV

Post by Katzkatz » Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:08 pm

The films of his that were decent :-

Shawshank Redemption (although it is based on a short story)
The Green Mile
Stand By Me

I think that 'It'(which was a film in the UK, but got shown as a mini series on Sky) was okay, maybe the ending went a bit too offbeat. Likewise with 'The Shining' - but that was Kubrick's vision, not a faithful King adaptation. It was scary and quirky though.

'Haven' is pretty good. It is a good fantasy series. I think that it does stray quite far from the original material now.

I haven't seen any of the other films/TV series mentioned here.

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Re: Stephen King Movies/TV

Post by SJ_Sathanas » Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:08 pm

The Running Man was AWESOME! YOU FOOLS!!

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Re: Stephen King Movies/TV

Post by Hitman_HalStep » Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:40 pm

CIH wrote:The Running Man was AWESOME! YOU FOOLS!!
agreed but it has next to nothing in common with the bachman short story.
themightymartin wrote:and the stuff with the [SPOILERS] spider halfway through and at the end [\SPOILERS] is just stupid.
it makes more sense in the book.
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Re: Stephen King Movies/TV

Post by Megamixer » Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:20 pm

merman wrote:
Megamixer wrote:Well I haven't seen The Mist so I can't comment on the ending but the 'book' is actually one of the short stories from Skeleton Crew so perhaps adapting that for a full-length movie threw up some problems.
It's a novella that lasts well over a hundred pages, so plenty of material there to work from. I've not seen the film version so cannot comment on how accurate it is.
True though I don't really remember a lot happening for those 100+ pages aside from basic survival and interaction between the characters., I enjoyed the story but I would never have said "they should make a movie of this".
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Re: Stephen King Movies/TV

Post by Katzkatz » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:06 pm

CIH wrote:The Running Man was AWESOME! YOU FOOLS!!
I forgot that was a King adaptation(but it does stray far from the book). I always thought, that it inspired 'Smash TV'! Coincidentally, it is on Channel 4 tonight at 23:05.

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Re: Stephen King Movies/TV

Post by SJ_Sathanas » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:28 pm

Katzkatz wrote:
CIH wrote:The Running Man was AWESOME! YOU FOOLS!!
I forgot that was a King adaptation(but it does stray far from the book). I always thought, that it inspired 'Smash TV'! Coincidentally, it is on Channel 4 tonight at 23:05.
TBH I'm like Rinoa and didn't realise so many films were based on Stephen King novels

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