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Discussion in 'Bag of Bones' started by Christine62, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. Christine62
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    Christine62 Well-Known Member

    I have not read Bag Of Bones (yet!) but the movie is coming on in about a half hour. I am deathly afraid of movie versions of Mr. Kings work because it taints my opinion of the story ie Dead Zone, Christine, The Shining etc.
    Is Bag of Bones in this category or is it a hidden gem like Shawshank Redemption and Green Mile?

    Your opinions please! And hurry~!
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2014
  2. Spideyman
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    Spideyman Uber Member

    It varies from the book!
  3. doowopgirl
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    doowopgirl very avid fan

    While I would not classify itas a hidden gem it is good. There are some variations, but all in all faithful to the story.
  4. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ..it was so-so....
  5. Neesy
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    A bit late replying but do you mean the TV movie (in two or three parts?) - if that is the one you are talking about, even that sexy Irishman Pierce Brosnan could not actually redeem the movie. Like Scott says, it was just "so-so"

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  6. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Middle of the road TV adaptation. It cuts out a LOT of the story, but it's not awful. My kids, who haven't read the book, liked it (though I did have to explain a couple of scenes that weren't clear).
  7. VampireLily
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    VampireLily Vampire Goddess & General P.I.T.A

    the book is haunting & beautiful.... the movie is a piece of sh*t. And i always have to wonder when i see a movie which is so poorly interpretative both through the language and through the choice of actors, whether the people making the film even bothered to read the novel. I mean, Pierce Brosnan.....WTF?
  8. VampireLily
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    VampireLily Vampire Goddess & General P.I.T.A


    interpretive??? F'ing auto-correct.
  9. morgan
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    morgan Well-Known Member

    As usual, the book is in another stratosphere!
  10. Christine62
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    Christine62 Well-Known Member

    thanks guys! I will definitely read the book!
    I love a sister who talks like a sailor--and auto-correct sucks!
  11. VampireLily
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    VampireLily Vampire Goddess & General P.I.T.A


    actually, i have a sneaking suspicion that i was a sailor in a past life......... f'ing Reincarnation!!!
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  12. VultureLvr45
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    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    I find Pierce Brosnan attractive... what was wrong him as the author in your opinion?
  13. VampireLily
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    VampireLily Vampire Goddess & General P.I.T.A


    he's too damned old, for one.... and he had all the warmth of a cantaloup. He seemed so disconnected from the dialogue and from the character.

    Mike's grief at losing Jo is so raw that he even loses his will and ability to write.... he's an injured, beautiful, haunted character and yet Brosnan (who i've always liked) pulled nothing from the role. A turnip could have done a better job.
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