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  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 9,846
    As far as high points:

    The Stand (ultimate book, anyone needs to read it)
    Dark Tower Series (specifically Drawing of the Three is my favorite... and Wizard and Glass)
    The Shining (movie does the book no justice)
    Salem's Lot
    Under The Dome (gets panned by many, but I thought it was a great book wall to wall even with its length)
    Dark Half
    Misery
    Short Stories: Many good ones: The Mist, Night Flier, Gray Matter, Battleground, Chattery Teeth, The Ten O Clock People...


    Bad:
    Most film and TV adaptations. SK, IMO has been too loose with his creative property, which has diminished his legacy a great deal. Many people see these things and never read the novels.
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,866
    MayDay10 said:

    As far as high points:

    The Stand (ultimate book, anyone needs to read it)
    Dark Tower Series (specifically Drawing of the Three is my favorite... and Wizard and Glass)
    The Shining (movie does the book no justice)
    Salem's Lot
    Under The Dome (gets panned by many, but I thought it was a great book wall to wall even with its length)
    Dark Half
    Misery
    Short Stories: Many good ones: The Mist, Night Flier, Gray Matter, Battleground, Chattery Teeth, The Ten O Clock People...


    Bad:
    Most film and TV adaptations. SK, IMO has been too loose with his creative property, which has diminished his legacy a great deal. Many people see these things and never read the novels.

    It seems to be his philosophy though, that he creates something (or it's created through him) and then it's released into the world to live his own life. He skyrocketed to fame and wealth so I don't think he ever developed the jealous guardianship of his art that many artists have. Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan have had their moments when they lived under that same sort of ethic, IMO.
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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,473
    MayDay10 said:

    Do we know what book(s) the Dark Tower movie spans? Or is it going to be a made up, alternative sequel butchery?


    Looking at SK's track record of allowing his material to get defecated on by Hollywood. My hopes aren't very high.

    From Wiki
    ''The film has been stated to be not a typical adaptation, but more of a new take on the series. Additionally, King has tweeted a photo of the Horn of Eld with the caption "Last Time Around", which is related to a scene from the end of the final book and Arcel said that fans will know the movie is a sequel to the book series''
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 14,109
    The show Haven is loosely based on his short story The Colorado Kid. I liked that show. It was a Syfy original which usually makes me cringe, but it was actually decently done. It's like a discount X-Files.
  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 7,051


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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 30,522
    JK_Livin said:



    I just pooped a little.

    Only a little? :lol:

    Looks good
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  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 7,051
    So I showed my 15yr old son the new IT trailer. He immediately tells me he wants to watch the original movie. I told him no. He's only read the girl who loved Tom Gordon and The body. Should I let him watch the original or try to get him to read the book? He's a freshman. I first read IT as a junior. I'm thinking about reading it again.
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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,473
    edited March 2017
    ^^No to film, yes to the book..
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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,473
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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,473
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 14,649
    listened to Dr Sleep on audible. Pretty good
    picks up with Danny as an adult and heavily references the shining.
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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,473
    So, this year we have Mist, Tower, Clown, Stand, and maybe Castle Rock from J.J..we gonna have lot of fun!!!!!
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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,473
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  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 9,846
    23scidoo said:
    Looks like it wont be good.  Sold out to be an action movie from the looks of it
  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 9,846
    23scidoo said:
    This looks awful.... Like Under the Dome level of embarrassment for Stephen King's source material....  The Mist film was actually one of the best adaptations made to date (other than the ending)
  • InHiding80InHiding80 Upland,CAPosts: 7,623
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 30,522
    MayDay10 said:
    23scidoo said:
    This looks awful.... Like Under the Dome level of embarrassment for Stephen King's source material....  The Mist film was actually one of the best adaptations made to date (other than the ending)
    one of the worse adaptions i saw was Needful Things.  Weird cause i was reading the book and the day/night I finished it the movie was on tv.  I was like cool, then i saw watched it and it was horrible.
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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,473
    MayDay10 said:
    23scidoo said:
    Looks like it wont be good.  Sold out to be an action movie from the looks of it
    Come on, don't be negative..
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,866
    MayDay10 said:
    23scidoo said:
    Looks like it wont be good.  Sold out to be an action movie from the looks of it
    Just relax and let go of all expectations.  Enjoy it for what it is, because it won't be the books.  
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  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 9,846
    rgambs said:
    MayDay10 said:
    23scidoo said:
    Looks like it wont be good.  Sold out to be an action movie from the looks of it
    Just relax and let go of all expectations.  Enjoy it for what it is, because it won't be the books.  
    It would take Peter Jackson and a gazillion dollars to really recreate Midworld.
    I was really hoping for this, (and the Stand) to be a series on HBO or Showtime (maybe even AMC).  Just one of these times, I would like to see a true adaptation, and these 2 are King's most prized stories.  

    I guess it is kind of a sequel, which based on the 'many worlds' theme, anything is possible.  But I dont trust anybody
  • InHiding80InHiding80 Upland,CAPosts: 7,623
    MayDay10 said:
    23scidoo said:
    This looks awful.... Like Under the Dome level of embarrassment for Stephen King's source material....  The Mist film was actually one of the best adaptations made to date (other than the ending)
    one of the worse adaptions i saw was Needful Things.  Weird cause i was reading the book and the day/night I finished it the movie was on tv.  I was like cool, then i saw watched it and it was horrible.
    I agree.  Saw that on Showtime years ago while flipping through channels and what I saw bordered on unintentional comedy.  That bad.


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  • InHiding80InHiding80 Upland,CAPosts: 7,623

    23scidoo said:
    MayDay10 said:
    23scidoo said:
    Looks like it wont be good.  Sold out to be an action movie from the looks of it
    Come on, don't be negative..
    Can't be as bad as Children of the Corn or Cell.
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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,473

    23scidoo said:
    MayDay10 said:
    23scidoo said:
    Looks like it wont be good.  Sold out to be an action movie from the looks of it
    Come on, don't be negative..
    Can't be as bad as Children of the Corn or Cell.
    Haha..no can't be..
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 30,522
    trailer #2 :smiley:

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  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 7,051
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 46,849
    Anyone else really dislike the Dark Tower series? I tried it, but I couldn't even get through the first book. To me it's fantasy combined with western... the only two fiction genres that I specifically don't enjoy, lol. I really wanted to like it, because I know all about how it has links to the rest of SK's books, but I couldn't do it. I find reading the grocery store weekly flyer more fun. :lol: Anyway, I'm wondering if this unfortunate dislike of the books will allow me to enjoy the new movie more than those who love the books? I will be obvious to whatever isn't the same as the book. I do love the actors in it.
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  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 9,846
    PJ_Soul said:
    Anyone else really dislike the Dark Tower series? I tried it, but I couldn't even get through the first book. To me it's fantasy combined with western... the only two fiction genres that I specifically don't enjoy, lol. I really wanted to like it, because I know all about how it has links to the rest of SK's books, but I couldn't do it. I find reading the grocery store weekly flyer more fun. :lol: Anyway, I'm wondering if this unfortunate dislike of the books will allow me to enjoy the new movie more than those who love the books? I will be obvious to whatever isn't the same as the book. I do love the actors in it.
    The first book is a difficult read.  I struggled through it the first time.  You have to remember, this was basically a series of essays by a very young and unpolished Stephen King.  

    The second book is where it gets into King's trademark storytelling groove.  I think the story takes off.   It loses a lot of that abstract element (as much of the story takes place in NYC).

  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 46,849
    edited May 2017
    MayDay10 said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    Anyone else really dislike the Dark Tower series? I tried it, but I couldn't even get through the first book. To me it's fantasy combined with western... the only two fiction genres that I specifically don't enjoy, lol. I really wanted to like it, because I know all about how it has links to the rest of SK's books, but I couldn't do it. I find reading the grocery store weekly flyer more fun. :lol: Anyway, I'm wondering if this unfortunate dislike of the books will allow me to enjoy the new movie more than those who love the books? I will be obvious to whatever isn't the same as the book. I do love the actors in it.
    The first book is a difficult read.  I struggled through it the first time.  You have to remember, this was basically a series of essays by a very young and unpolished Stephen King.  

    The second book is where it gets into King's trademark storytelling groove.  I think the story takes off.   It loses a lot of that abstract element (as much of the story takes place in NYC).

    Well, I actually gave The Waste Lands an attempt a couple years later because someone randomly gave it to me as a gift. I couldn't get through that either. I had to quite maybe 25% of the way in. I just couldn't stand the whole tone/mood/whatever of it. So yeah, I feel pretty confident that this series just isn't for me at all.
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