Just Picked This Up....

Discussion in '1408' started by 91rewoT, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. 91rewoT
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    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    ....at a pawn shop for $1!!! I know I saw this when it first was out, but I really don't remember what I thought about the movie. I think I will do a reread, then watch it.
  2. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    The story was frightening and a bit disorienting--I loved that about it! The movie is 'fleshed out', as they say, but it was very well done! I liked the poignant sub-story that the filmmakers added--it was character-illuminating without being maudlin. Enjoy!
  3. blunthead
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    blunthead Well-Known Member

    It's one of my favorite sK stories in that it's creepy as hell, and I love sK's ending. I like the movie a lot, partly because I really like Cusack, but imho the sK is better.
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    Out of Order No It Isn't

  5. king family fan
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    king family fan Prolific member

    I liked 1408. i bought several and mailed them to others.
  6. Terry B
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    Terry B Well-Known Member

    Good movie and book. You'll enjoy it.
  7. Neesy
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Wow 91rewoT - this is the second post of yours I have read where you found a movie for only a dollar at a pawn shop! (and they were both Stephen King movies!)
    Can I come shopping in your neighbourhood?
    Coincidentally I happen to know a guy here in Winnipeg who actually owns a pawn shop. You've now given me a great idea! (Time to go hit Tony's place - thanks!) :big_money:
  8. kingricefan
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I liked it the first time I saw it, but it really creeped me out the second time I watched it. For some reason it just really got under my skin!
  9. 91rewoT
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    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    Go for it Neesy! I don't go to the pawn shop often, but hubby wanted to pop in for a look around. Glad we did - I had no idea they sold DVDs that cheap! It was a little overwhelming as there was no order to any of them, and I was actually looking for kid's movies when I came across these. I will be truthful here - I almost posted in the Insomnia thread that I got that movie Insomnia for $1. Turns out it's not a Stephen King Insomnia...
  10. Neesy
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Oh - I saw that one in the theatre about 11 or 12 years ago - a really weird movie with Al Pacino - I really should go hit Tony's before Christmas then (I think he is the one who took me to see that movie way back when) :fox:
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  11. blunthead
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    blunthead Well-Known Member

    There's also a movie Insomnia which the Pacino one was a remake of. It's a good movie, too, imho.
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  12. !redruM
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    !redruM Semi-Well Known Member

    I got that DVD for $1 as an impulse-King buy, great movie! Watch it ASAP! Just keep a light on if you get scared easily, fair warning! :)
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  13. mustangclaire
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    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    Good on you! I've never seen the film, but really enjoyed the story.
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  14. EMTP513
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    I never read the story. It was in a book called Everything's Eventual and since I couldn't read every story I was unable to read any of them.
    I saw the movie 4 times though. I used to like John Cusack until he decided to become what he calls "an elephant trainer."
    I still like the movie, I'm just not as crazy as I used to be about John Cusack.
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  15. blunthead
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    blunthead Well-Known Member

    What?
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  16. EMTP513
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    An elephant trainer, as Cusack sees it, is someone who converts Republicans to Democrats. Like HE is b/c he can afford to be any damn thing he WANTS to be.
    It's not like he's a common working stiff and anyway the Republican Party FAVORS people like HIM.
    I'll never understand why someone with boo coup bucks decides they want to pay high taxes.
    I personally can't afford to pay high taxes but I'm doing it anyway in Federal income.
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  17. booklover72
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    booklover72 very strange person

    just finished re-reading the story and had an image of John Cusack my mind's eye. enjoyed the story and enjoyed the film. must watch again on netflix.
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  18. TheGooch8494
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    The movie is great but I agree Cusack was a good additional to the story. I need to go back and reread the story. What about the Secret Window with Johnny Depp? That is one at the top of my list too. He did an excellent job as well! I actually had a dream I was stuck in a hotel like 1408 a couple months ago....every time I hear something about 1408 I will recall this dream, not good.
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  19. Dana Jean
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    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    I love secret window. Deep did a great job with it.
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    lovely1 Active Member

    One of the best Stephen King adaptions after the Green Mile and Shawshank Redemption. Though the film was nothing like the short story it worked. I've watched it like five or more times gets creepier the more I see it. John Cusack by the way plays writers well, he can be a bit quirky but I think that's part of his charm. I follow him on twitter and I think what is he on about half the time ;-D:rofl:.

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