I rewatched this recently...

Discussion in 'Rose Red' started by Ebdim9th, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Rose Red first aired in January 2002.
     
  2. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    I have never seen this movie, nor have I read The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer. Am I missing something good? Not exactly sure how SK is connected to either. I should research that.

    Edit: Started research. Now I see that The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer was also a movie! I'm really confused! :confused:
     
  3. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer was written by Ridley Pearson as a tie-in for the mini-series.
     
  4. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    And SK wrote the miniseries. Correct? So SK, came up with the idea first?
     
  5. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    That's right. I think he was the one who asked Ridley to write the book as they were both in the Rock Bottom Remainders. The story originally was going to be a project with Steven Spielberg but that never got off the ground and Stephen went in this direction for the mini-series.
     
  6. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Last question. How does the movie version of The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer tie in to this? Is it totally independent of Rose Red?
     
  7. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    You know, I've never watched it. My understanding is that it is independent of Rose Red but could be totally off base. Steve didn't really have a lot to do with it.
     
  8. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord

    I didn't get to read that book or see the movie... the tape had interviews at the end of it, including, of course Steve....
     
  9. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    I think I got it!

    From Wikipedia:
    The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer is a 2003 television miniseries prequel to the film Rose Red (2002). Directed by Craig R. Baxley, the film stars Lisa Brenner as Ellen Rimbauer, Steven Brand as John Rimbauer, and Tsidii Le Loka as Sukeena.

    Thanks Ms. Mod!
     
  10. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    Sigh, I am gonna come clean here and throw myself on the mercy of the court. I watched the first 2 nights when it aired then I lost interest and didn't tune in for the final parts.

    Perhaps I should give it another shot.
     
  11. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord

    Everybody has their favorites... and that can change, or not....
     
  12. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Just like "Under the Dome" - the second season will be coming up in June 2014 - let's see how many things from the book get changed this year!
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  13. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord

    Unca Stevie did say that the book was still not long enough in terms of telling the story, or something to the effect of it only covered several days and he wanted it to cover several months, which the show will get to do... (it was in his Entertainment Weekly interview about the show, only going by memory)
     
  14. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord

    I thought we had up to thirty minutes to edit a post, when did it go down to ten?

    Anyhoo... I found my copy of the Diary of Ellen Rembauer book...
     
  15. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Yes - I noticed that too - must be more vigilant with the proofreading now! I find that I sometimes do not see a mistake until someone quotes my post when making a comment.
     
  16. DanishReader

    DanishReader Well-Known Member

    According to Ridley Pearson on the DVD commentary track (The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer), King rewrote Ellen Rimbauer's diary-monologues in this TV movie.
     
  17. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester, Moderator Moderator

    This was a decent movie.
     
  18. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord

    Haven't seen it, though I did see Rose Red....
     
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  19. Checkman

    Checkman Getting older and balder

    I liked Rose Red. Liked it when it aired and I purchased it on DVD. I put it in now and again. However I didn't really care for The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer. It wasn't terrible. Just so-so.
     
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  20. BeverleyMarsh

    BeverleyMarsh Well-Known Member

    Personally I thought the only good thing about Rose Red was the SK cameo.
     
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