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littleme

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Really enjoyed that, much more so than the book, though I think (no real spoiler here) that the movie suffers a little from the Overlook Hotel still standing in the cinematic universe (it is destroyed at the end of the book of The Shining). The last act lets it down a bit but overall very good!
I can't remember reading the book & thought I had read everything SK (+alias's had written) good watching though.... Were having a bit of a King fest right now....
 

SketchyMagpie

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I can't remember reading the book & thought I had read everything SK (+alias's had written) good watching though.... Were having a bit of a King fest right now....
Have you tried the series "Castle Rock" that's based on King's worlds/lesser known characters? First series is pretty good but you can tell the network told them to get some better-known characters in so the second season (which is based around Annie Wilkes and is a 'Misery' prequel) is less good.
 

littleme

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Have you tried the series "Castle Rock" that's based on King's worlds/lesser known characters? First series is pretty good but you can tell the network told them to get some better-known characters in so the second season (which is based around Annie Wilkes and is a 'Misery' prequel) is less good.
Yes 😁
 

BobClay

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Repair Shop tonight on BEEB 1. Just a fantastic bunch of items to be fixed up but the giant wooden clock (all parts made out of wood) was just incredible. @Gramaisc would have liked to look at that I think. Then the toy car !!! the dog that pops out of the kennel when called and to top it all a Rotherham United supporters flat cap. One hour of thoroughly entertaining TV. :)
 
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Glam

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Speaking of Stephen King, I'm off to watch the latest adaptation at the cinema today, Firestarter. Haven't read the book.
Bit of a meh movie to be honest. Performances were all good but it was a bit one-dimensional and predictable. Did seem to fly by though.
Speaking as someone who has read everything Stephen King has sold in book form, in this country, even when he writes/wrote as Richard Bachman. The books are fantastic, but don't go over to the film very well.
For my money, there has only ever been IT, Misery and Carrie that have compared to the books equally.
 

SketchyMagpie

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Yeah I really enjoyed the more recent 'IT', for a book that is essentially unfilmable in parts they did a great job of translating it to the big screen. I know most people cite the original adaptation as their favourite but I didn't see that until I was older and I can't get past how dated it is, I don't think I've ever managed to watch the whole thing.

I mentioned already but I did think that 'Doctor Sleep' was better than the book, speaking as someone who also prefers King's 'The Shining' over Kubrick's (the novel that is, not the TV mini series).

I'd love to see 'Revival' adapted, really enjoyed that when I read it a year or two ago.
 
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littleme

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Speaking as someone who has read everything Stephen King has sold in book form, in this country, even when he writes/wrote as Richard Bachman. The books are fantastic, but don't go over to the film very well.
For my money, there has only ever been IT, Misery and Carrie that have compared to the books equally.
What about The Green Mile, The Shining, and the Shawshank redemption?? All brilliant films in my book, but yes, some are dismal.....
 

SketchyMagpie

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Enjoyed Eurovision last night! Its so fun joining in the online chatter even if the music is mostly shite.

I was so hoping we'd win (the UK finished 2nd), given our entire relationship with Eurovision is predicated around us hating it and being acerbic, it would haveb een hilarious to see how the nation would react to us hosting it next year.
 

Glam

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What about The Green Mile, The Shining, and the Shawshank redemption?? All brilliant films in my book, but yes, some are dismal.....
There was something about the Shining that didn't quite come across on the film, not sure what. I suppose it's how your mind interprets such things. I read a book and have the whole thing in my head as a film set, how people look, their voices, room layouts etc, I really disappear for hours with a good read.
 

SketchyMagpie

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There was something about the Shining that didn't quite come across on the film, not sure what. I suppose it's how your mind interprets such things. I read a book and have the whole thing in my head as a film set, how people look, their voices, room layouts etc, I really disappear for hours with a good read.
The book is a story about a man being driven to insanity by addiction, responsibility, isolation and - quite literally - his personal demons.
The movie is a story about a man who is insane from the outset.
 

littleme

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