Finally a Gerald's Game movie!

Discussion in 'Gerald's Game' started by Gerald, May 18, 2014.

  1. Gerald

    Gerald Well-Known Member

    The main problem is that there is hardly any dialogue. They'll have to find some way to put across her thoughts and emotions as she goes through her ordeal. Even in a movie like 'Buried' (2010) which takes place in a coffin there is someone talking on a phone. Gerald's Game doesn't have that.

    It's been a while since I read it and it's one I've never read again, because I liked it so much I've always been scared that the second time it wouldn't work as strongly because I already knew the major twists. I seem to recall though that she also hears the voices of other people she knew: so probably they'll do those voices as voice-overs. Maybe they expand the backstory and have longer flashbacks to her youth and other periods in her life...

    I assume that just as Dolores Claiborne they have to expand it somehow.
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  2. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Flash backs could be useful. Have you seen All Is Lost? No dialogue at all.
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  3. Gerald

    Gerald Well-Known Member

    No. But by the looks of it that is action-oriented. Gerald's Game hardly has any action at all, just someone on a bed for most of the time. In a film you need some kind of action; or when it's someone in one location who's restricted like Buried, you need dialogue - Gerald's Game has neither in the present story, so the only way to not just show someone lying on a bed is to have flashbacks.
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  4. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I see what you're saying and All is Lost does have plenty going on. Perhaps an internal dialogue and flashbacks woukd be effective.
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  5. raggedyman79

    raggedyman79 Well-Known Member

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  6. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    A good screenwriter can work miracles. It's a special art. Some of the greatest scenes, even whole movies, of all time have very little dialogue between characters.
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  7. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Kinky and creepy Stephen King in a movie. That should be something.
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  8. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    Good or bad I'd still check it out. Lack of dialogue means shot planning, cinematography and sound could be used to great satisfaction, if handled correctly.
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  9. joyfulgirlh

    joyfulgirlh Well-Known Member

    Yay!!! I had to come talk to my peeps about it!! I know I started a thread somewhere a gazillion years ago about wishing for this movie... My followed/watched threads have disappeared since I was here last (haven't been around in a while)...
    Here's an article in case someone hasn't seen/heard it yet!
    Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game film is happening at Netflix · Newswire · The A.V. Club
    *So* excited!! :triumphant::glee: ~insert running around excited emoticon here~
    I've enjoyed much of Netflix productions, I hope they don't blow it!!! What do yous guyses think?

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...Mods could roll this into the existing Thread?....
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  11. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester, Moderator Moderator

    Name of thread, please?
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  12. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester, Moderator Moderator

    Okay, I think I found it, unless there are others?
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  13. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Strike a pose.

    I am not optimistic about this one. Why are we getting this and not a film of The Long Walk, Duma Key, '1922' etc?
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  14. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....sorry, I went sleepy-bye...
  16. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    Good morning?
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...yeppur, and to to work I go...
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  18. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    Have a good shift, I'll go to sleep when I'm done eating! :)
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  19. Senor_Biggles

    Senor_Biggles Well-Known Member

    Frank Darabont holds the movie rights to The Long Walk (Yayyyyyyy!) and will get around to making it at "Some point" (Boooooooo!). Assuming he does his past record with King adaptations suggests it will be worth waiting for. Duma Key, yeah it sort of seems surprising that no one has jumped on this one yet. 1922 I'm less surprised about. I enjoyed it but it doesn't feel like it has enough meat on it's bones to be a full blown movie. maybe an episode of an anthology series or something similar. I haven't seen the adaptations of Big Driver or A Good Marriage but from what I've heard neither is exactly essential. Maybe they should have just bundled them together in a similar way to the Cat's Eye movie?
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  20. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Have moved this into the thread we have in TV & Movies for Gerald's Game.
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