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

  1. !redruM
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    !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
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    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
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    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    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
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    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    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
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    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!
  6. guido tkp
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    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
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    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
  8. AchtungBaby
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    AchtungBaby Angel in Devil's Shoes, Salvation in the Blues

    The movie is good, but the book is better.
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  9. SutterKane
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    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.
  10. Neil W
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    Neil W Well-Known Member

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

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