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Discussion in 'The Dead Zone' started by !redruM, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. !redruM

    !redruM Semi-Well Known Member

    I watched the Dead Zone for the first time this previous Monday or Tuesday. I was eager to see it for two reasons-Stephen King adaptation, and, equally as important, CHRISTOPHER WALKEN. I felt that all in all, it was an amazing film. I have not read the book, but based off of the film, I'd say I've got some more reading to get to! :)
    Your thoughts?
     
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  2. Neesy

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

    The book was very good - I read it when it first came out and then recently (in the last couple of years). I also really like Christopher Walken, so I hope that some day I do get to see the Dead Zone on film.
     
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  3. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Dancing in the rain

    I have seen and loved the movie! And I am getting this book in the mail this week from a friend on here! Can't wait to read it.
     
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  4. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Dancing in the rain

    We need to find that on DVD and send it to you - it really is very good! Since I haven't read the book yet, I can't speak for whether it's a good adaption but it was mysterious and disturbing and believable and felt just like reading a King novel. And Christopher Walken is so great in it.
     
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  5. Neesy

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

    Oh good - glad they did not mess up a good story! (it sounds like it was all believable) - maybe I can find it on Youtube!
     
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  6. guido tkp

    guido tkp Well-Known Member

    neesy...this, for me, ranks up there with 'stand by me' and 'misery' as amongst the very best SK adaptions/movies...

    a pure pleasure from beginning to end...

    of course...THE BOOK IS BETTER... but this is one spiffy movie.

    for my money, david cronenbergs best early movie...
     
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  7. Neesy

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

    I will have to go check it out for sure now - and of course the book is better! (it always is) :rugby::smug::nerd:

    hmmm - David Cronenberg, eh? Now it sounds even better! =D
     
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  8. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Sitting in the attic with a piano up my nose

    The movie is good, but the book is better.
     
  9. SutterKane

    SutterKane Well-Known Member

    One of the better book-to-film transfers in the King Canon.

    A little meaningless trivia to add to the conversation:

    The screenwriter wanted to shoot a different ending, where John doesn't Die and instead has psychic flashes of the Castle Rock Killer escaping from prison, setting up a sequel. Cronenburg threatened to walk if they didn't revise it.
     
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  10. Neil W

    Neil W Well-Known Member

    A pretty good film, and a better book. Don't expect creepy Walken, though.
     
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  11. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    Over the years and after a few viewings it has become one of my favorite SK adaptions. Walken is excellent in it and makes for a very sympathetic character. Martin Sheen is great too. Well done.
     
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  12. ghost19

    ghost19 "Front sight focus."

    Great movie, but it needed more Cow-Bell.:)
     
  13. Lily Sawyer

    Lily Sawyer Merry meet

    It isn't one of my SK faves.
    I dig Chris Walken in anything, but just because he's in it doesn't render it stellar.
     
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  14. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Look forward to it, it's pretty faithful.
     
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  15. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    I
    love him in Suicide Kings.
     
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  16. Machine's Way

    Machine's Way “Go then, there are other worlds than these.”

    Great adaption and Walken is still creepy, just in a different way. Also it just has a overall strong feeling of dread. Just a dark film really.
     

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