Head and Foot

Discussion in 'Misery' started by Neil W, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Neil W
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    Two things about this excellent movie:

    One, given the extent to which the book takes place in Paul's head - nearly unfilmable - the adaptation did very well to capture the book's essence so strongly.

    Two, I can understand why they took the line they did with the foot, but I preferred what happened in the book! :D
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    I agree with the foot part that always got on my nerves that they changed it.
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    In William Goldman's book Which Lie Did I Tell?, Goldman, the screenwriter for Misery, fought tooth and nail to include in the movie the exact book-version of the hobbling sequence (exclaiming something to the effect that the writing was the greatest thing he'd ever read in his life). But later states that director Rob Reiner and the producers were correct in their decision not to put it on the screen that way; that they were were right in feeling it would've been too much for an average audience.
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