Mini-series Or Movie?

Discussion in '11/22/63' started by Lord Tyrion, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Lord Tyrion
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    Lord Tyrion Well-Known Member

    From what I have read, the on screen adaptation of this book has been going back and forth from a film to a mini-series adaptation. A film adaptation would allow for big name actors to lead in the roles like with the Shawshank Redemptiom, but with significantly less screen time for the story. A mini-series would allow more time for the nuisances of the story and it has been done already with King's Under the Dome.

    Which would be better? Movie or mini-series?
  2. SharonC
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    SharonC Well-Known Member

    For this book to be adapted properly, I would opt for a mini series. Not as dramatically different as Under The Dome (which I am enjoying, by the way) but more true to the book as Mr. King did with The Shining. A two hour movie just wouldn't allow enough time to develop the story.
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  3. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...have to be a series of "docudramas"....
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  4. 91rewoT
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    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    I think I'd like to see it done as a mini-series, but in two hour increments. With no commercials. They would have to spend some money to get a good cast too.
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I like to see it filmed as a three part mini-series. I'd also like to see it directed by David Lynch. Before you start to rip me apart for that one, have you seen either The Elephant Man or The Straight Story? David proves that he can film a mainstream movie that shows oodles of compassion, love and humanity. He isn;t just some weirdo guy.
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  6. kellykid
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    I would prefer a mini- series, there is just too much ground to cover in a 2 hour movie.
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  7. Lord Tyrion
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    Lord Tyrion Well-Known Member

    Wow. lol. I don't think he does non surrealist movies any more does he? Would he even be interested?
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  8. kingricefan
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Actually, I've read that he isn't even interested in doing films anymore at all, just wants to concentrate on making coffee to sell. Go figure.
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  10. Lord Tyrion
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    Lord Tyrion Well-Known Member

    His last two movies are from 2001 and 2006. Looks like he's just not into making films right now.
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  11. kingricefan
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I don't know, KFF, can you imagine what it would look like seeing the Mohaine Desert on a big screen? Or Devar-Toi? Or the city of Lud? The small screen couldn't do it justice. :love-struck:
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  12. king family fan
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    king family fan Prolific member

    Thats true.that movie theater could do wonders.
  13. Anthea M
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    Anthea M Well-Known Member

    I would want a mini series and agree it would have to be in 2 hour installments.
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  14. CCAL
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    I never go to theatres anymore, so it would have to be in the privacy of my own home (my PBA can & usually will kick in). I isolate myself for the others sake, they pay good money to enjoy themselves and I would be horrified to ruin it for them. So I will wait for whatever they decide on and just enjoy it.
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  15. booklover72
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    booklover72 very strange person

    Mini- Series 5 or 6 part each running @ 2hrs would be good
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  16. scheuerle
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    I really think this is a terrible choice of to adapt to a filmic format. Too complex a story built on an internal narrative, I just can't see it translating to either TV or film without major compromises.
    I cannot think of one SK novel that has ever been done justice on screen (any suggestions?)
    His short stories translate so much better.
    Sorry for the rant but I still haven't recovered from the butchery of Under the Dome.
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  17. SutterKane
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    Would have been nice if Johnathan Demme had stayed on board for the film. I don't really have a problem with a condensed 2 hour film version if they get a good director. Sure, alot would have to be cut but I never go into a movie expecting a shot for shot replica of the novel, I just hope for an entertaining film inspired by the novel.
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