The Long Walk!

Discussion in 'The Long Walk' started by KINGSMAN129, Jan 13, 2014.

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

    I know - isn't it great? It is light years better than FB! :jammin:
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  2. KINGSMAN129
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    KINGSMAN129 Well-Known Member

    AGREED, there are far too many IDIOTS on FB! :)
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  3. Neil W
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    Neil W Well-Known Member

    I doubt the two are related, despite a thematic similarity (I enjoyed The Hunger Games books: I like dystopian fiction, and I very much liked having a protagonist who was not actually all that likeable).

    The Long Walk is high concept, a novel in which not much happens - the characters walk - but character development (and interrelationships) are paramount, and all the while tension is being driven higher and higher simply by the passage of time. Clever, and very well done.
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  4. AnnaMarie
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    I don't think the walk would make a very good movie. As Neil said! it's about character development and interrelationships. Those things don 'to translate well to film. On the other hand, Hunger Games has a lot more action. And Catching Fire has things that go boom. Movie goers really like when things go boom.
  5. Ex nihilo
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    First thing I thought of when I heard about the Hunger Games was the movie Battle Royale from 2000 by the director Kinji Fukasaku. It seems like a toned down version of the movie to me.
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  6. prufrock21
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    In that case it should be called, Hunger, The Long Walk Game.
  7. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Royale Hunger Long Walk Running Man Games? lol

    Similar themes, all, but very different treatments. Hell, let's throw in Logan's Run, too (just for fun).
  8. Chazel1972
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    Chazel1972 Well-Known Member

    And Shirley Jackson's The Lottery
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