Finally a Gerald's Game movie!

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' 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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