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).
Originally posted by StaggerLeeLets 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?
I'm going twenty-four hours a day...I can't seem to stop - "Turn Up The Radio", Autograph
I haven't read the book in a while, but I'm pretty sure the meteor thing happened in it. I'm almost positive.
"But the funniest thing was, when I was leaving the bay I saw three ships a-sailin', and they were all headed my way I asked the captain what his name was, and how come he didn't drive a truck He said his name was Columbus, I just said 'Good luck'. " ---"Bob Dylan's 115th Dream"
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.
"RAW kicked all kinds of ass last night. No coffins or corpses and hardly any mentioon of necrophilia!" -LeechOfTheNight with a classic line
I kept checking in hoping William Katt would have a cameo.
"Well, you can't involve friendship with business. It has to be one or the other. It's either business or friendship, or hit the bricks!" --Life Lessons from "The Tao of Bobby the Brain Heenan" Uncensored 2000 preview
hearts in atlantis has to be the worst book to movie ever done to a King novel...
Wrestling has been rhyming with ass. I miss shows and it makes me all shades of ambivalence. WWE is starting to suck again. The crops? Jeezum Spice! Someone stole my crops. What in the ham fat is going on. That's just poo-doo! That's just my 2.4856 Yen.
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.
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!
He's Rolie Polie Olie - and in his world of curves and curls, he's the swellest kid around.
Originally posted by JaguarNope, 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?
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) 7-1 Bring on the Lions!