A Sad Fan Whirs Slow.

Discussion in 'Under the Dome' started by Lonlaith, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Lonlaith
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    Opening scene/ending to Gunslinger: THE WAY BACK HOME brought to you by new models of Hyundai- integrated throughout the movie somehow for your enjoyment.

    *Gunslinger is walkin' around- and stuff*

    Roland: THIS SAND ADDS DEPTH. I'M SAD.

    Jake: I'M TIRED, CAN WE GO HOME NOW- TYPICAL BOY PROBS!

    Eddie: I'm entirely too polished, even for television! There's no way I could be a junkie!
    Sha-zam!

    Susan: I'm a fawn.
    Crimson King: BRAWG. I'M A BEAST!

    *The end*

    *Hyundai commercial*

    Stephen, look out for your work. You're worrying your fans in case the Tower comes through one day.

    The people that enjoy this show aren't aware of how much they've been duped- They probably don't watch/read any real horror either- perhaps they saw UTD advertised on TV guide channel. You're one of the last bastions of insightful, genuine reflection on what humanity is, can be- and UTD is the equivalent day time sh*t television with Kim Kardashian plot points. You may have satisfied the idiot masses, not the people who value you for your masterful keystroke.

    You wrote a letter because you felt a need to excuse yourself from the process (UTD tv). The reality of it is that your name is all over this show.

    Under the Dome - A Letter From Stephen

    When people look back on YOUR work that appeared on the big/small screen, producers will see an easy job from having the wrong people in charge of your vision. The sun is peaking over the valley and whatdya know, a soft, polished turd flops onto the once lush, green grass. They are afraid of developing characters like Big Jim Remmy, who loves women's basketball because of the ferocity of the players. They are afraid of a little grit, offending. Soft wins all, stock cow mooing clip in the beginning of the show. Cheap.

    *We weren't worried about the duration of the show being longer or the ending being changed. We're angry the quality is so damned low and that you've apparently accepted this (We get your track record isn't the best, we KNOW it could be so much better)*
    Some may buy "fraternal twins" when it comes to this story, but the dark tower? I would not forgive you and I have loved your writing ever since I began reading it. Do good by us. We recognize it.

    I'm sure this all amounts to nothing, I felt moved to write this however.

    Sincerely,
    Adam C. Allingham

    p.s.- Again, what were you thinking? I love your writing. Your books are awesome. Don't give out under the weight of your work.
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  2. blunthead
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  3. Garriga
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    The Dark Tower has potential to be a classic film. If the director makes the right cuts.

    I want to see mid world on the big screen
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  4. Winter
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    Yup, the DT could be amazing...it certainly has the potential. Its scary though, the thought of someone having it and not doing it justice.

    @Lonlaith that was rude. Presumptuous. Incorrect. One-sided. One-eyed. Arrogant.
    Who are you to tell any writer what to do with their work? Who are you to speak as a "we" in regards to it? Who are you to barge in here with insults and a severe lack of manner with no sign of respect?
    Ugh. Take a breath, say hello...look around and back the hell up....
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  5. MadamMack
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    I truly enjoy my books because no one can ever change what's written on their pages.
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    :clap:
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  7. Garriga
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    Garriga Well-Known Member

    A screenwriter/director usually makes cuts to create. a film. sometimes this in unavoidable even in theater. it's great when the right scenes are cut but I don't appreciate when they add. Not just change but add lines add whole scenes but i guess. it is necessary to create a good film.
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    I hate touch screen
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  9. 91rewoT
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    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    Welcome to the board. I am one of those who prefer that my favorite story be left in print and not adapted to the big screen. Sai King gifted us this story, but it is ultimately his to do with as he wishes. I would not presume to tell him what he should or should not do with it. Should a Dark Tower movie/mini-series be produced, I have the choice of whether or not to see it. I would probably see it because curiosity would kill me if I didn't. If it turned out that I was disappointed, (as I was with The Shining) it would not make me love the story any less. Have a good day.
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  10. HollyGolightly
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    I'm so lost and confused, and yet oddly elated and interested.
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  11. Out of Order
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    Out of Order ?

    Remember this one, blunt?

    "Joyland gets good on page 45.........."

    Still one of the funniest things I've seen here.........
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    I like touch screen! Especially when the batteries in my mouse start to get low!
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    welcome to the board.
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  14. Neesy
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Yah - what KFF said! :untroubled:
    [​IMG]
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    Yep, that was funny. :)
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  16. DiO'Bolic
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    We better not hold our breath waiting on PBS to undertake such an endeavor. I look at it this way... That’s what’s great about the movies, they can be made over and over again if there is a strong story line. You don’t like this version, just wait. Another will be made at some time or another. Luckily the original novel can’t be changed or commercialized.
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    Thanks for the welcomes.

    To address 91rewoT,

    I tend to look at it from how King's work may be perceived and then developed in later television/movie projects. I see a man beaten by a number of unfortunate adaptions that didn't get it right. Perhaps I'm wrong, I hope I am.
    On a side note, having Ron Howard gunning for DT gives me hope it could work out. I'm excited many of his works are seeing television/movie play!


    "I truly enjoy my books because no one can ever change what's written on their pages."
    That's fine if you don't enjoy visual media. If you do, compromising your work leads to lesser future products.
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    I think on the whole, Stephen has (mostly) been happy with the adaptations from his work. I certainly wouldn't call him 'beaten'. He is very open minded and likes to see what others will do with his work.
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