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#1 Posted on
Between the football game, RAW, my wife's shows, and Carrie our TV's and VCR's were very busy last night.

Now on to my topic...did anybody tape/watch Carrie? I'm a huge Stephen King fan, and kind of liked this. Without wrecking it for anyone, what did you think of some of the changes to the story?



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The "drawing meteors to the house telekinetically" while arguing with your mother as a child was a bit much, I think. Revamp was okay--but there is just something about the original that can't be updated and recaptured (bad acting notwithstanding). All his old, dark stuff is just AWESOME (Carrie, Christine, FireStarter).




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Lets not forget the BRILLIANT "The Shining" Terrible movie, terrific book!
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.22

    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Lets not forget the BRILLIANT "The Shining" Terrible movie, terrific book!


Interesting choice. There's been two movie versions, you know - the 1980 Stanley Kubrick theatrical version, starring Uncle Jack, and the 1997 Mick Garris TV miniseries version, starring Steven Weber (former star of TV's Wings). Which version are you referring to?

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I haven't read the book in a while, but I'm pretty sure the meteor thing happened in it. I'm almost positive.



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I don't care what anyone says, I liked Salem's Lot, the mini series. (Never read the book.) Now "Return to Salem's Lot" is another story. We watched that on Halloween last week and we must have wanted something for total cheesy-ness and stinker movie factor, because that's what we got.

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#7 Posted on

    Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
    I haven't read the book in a while, but I'm pretty sure the meteor thing happened in it. I'm almost positive.


Score one for OFB! You are correct sir! They even borrowed it for the ABC mini-series Rose Red.

I thought the casting was done well, and they portrayed Carrie's heartbreak at having been "fooled again" very well.



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I kept checking in hoping William Katt would have a cameo.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
hearts in atlantis has to be the worst book to movie ever done to a King novel...



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#10 Posted on

    Originally posted by rikidozan
    hearts in atlantis has to be the worst book to movie ever done to a King novel...


I didn't think it was THAT bad, I just kept asking myself, "WTF? Where's the rest of the book?".

My choice for worst has to be Thinner, which wasn't the greatest BOOK to begin with. But the movie? Ugh!




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My oversight on the meteor episode. TNT showed the original last night and I still say that nothing beats it. What the director was able to pull off with no filters or CGI (in looking back) was remarkable.

DrOp--remake haterade for everyone!!




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I am with DrOp on this point about remakes. I get tired of taking something that is good and trying to remake it. Now that I think about it, I get tired of taking something that's bad and remaking it, too. A lot of King's stuff doesn't translate to TV or movies very well, but Carrie certainly worked.

As an aside - you should see his house up here in Bangor. It's just like the house you'd think he'd live in!



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#13 Posted on
I've read most of King's books/short stories except the Dark Tower series. What book does Hearts in
Atlantis come from? Is it a Bachman book?
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#14 Posted on
Nope, Hearts in Atlantis is it's own book filled with 3 short stories set in different time periods. The movie however, only focuses on the first short story (which is also a Dark Tower tie-in).

Speaking of the Dark Tower, why oh why haven't you read these books?

-Jag

And where the hell is the 5th damn book?!



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#15 Posted on
    Originally posted by Jaguar
    Nope, Hearts in Atlantis is it's own book filled with 3 short stories set in different time periods. The movie however, only focuses on the first short story (which is also a Dark Tower tie-in).

    Speaking of the Dark Tower, why oh why haven't you read these books?

    -Jag

    And where the hell is the 5th damn book?!



From what I understand, early next year we can expect the latest installment of the Dark Tower series. He's got a few more books underway, plus the final installments of Dark Tower.

After that he's not sure, and it's said that he's considering retirement.


(edited by cranlsn on 8.11.02 0856)


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#16 Posted on
The Dark Tower books may be great but they don't sound scary to me. I read King to be scared. My
Mom is also a fan and loves the DT series. I'm sure I'll eventually get around to them.
Jaguar
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#17 Posted on
They're not scary. They're probably one of my favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy series ever. Oh, and they manage to link to a lot of his other books. It's always fun to go, "Hey, I know this! I read The Stand!"

-Jag



With poison running through your veins, and death marching solemnly towards you, heroic acts become more of a necessity as you see your time dwindling.

Vanquishing your enemies, making amends to those you have wronged, and leaving words of love and kindness for those around you become second nature as your own mortality looms

However, true strength lies not in these last desperate acts, but in the actions of one who has to get out of bed the next day and face the consequences of doing that which you believe is right.
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