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Discussion in 'Desperation' started by Dana Jean, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    I thought Perlman was amazing. Book better.
  2. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Dang! I thought this was for the book--I've never seen the movie. Was Perlman Collie? I saw him as a big, blond Swede, for some reason. But Ron Perlman is a good actor, so I can see him doing the role.
  3. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator


    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...Perlman is an undersung actor...he was very good in this film, also as Vincent in Beauty & the Beast, Hellboy and as Clay on SOA...he also does great voice-over work...
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  5. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    When I watched tv and movies, I loved him. I did see Desperation....very well done.
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  6. M_Parabola

    M_Parabola Well-Known Member

    I thought for the budget and resources they were given the film came off as true to the novels as it could for TV. It's a shame it wasn't made into a move due to the time of release and TV censorship. Desperation is a pretty dark book, and the TV version had to omit quite a few things. The scenery was done well, the shot of the China Pit, the backstory done via seeing an old-time movie. There was a lot to like about it, but also a lot of flaws. I would have loved a darker, grittier version instead of it being so heavily watered down. Still love it though, Perlman was the one and only choice for Tak. He did that role perfectly.
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  7. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky Well-Known Member

    I thought it was pretty good. I've seen it about five times. It's not as good as The Children of the Corn(the first one) which I rate highly. I think Perlman is brilliant, a menacing presence. All the actors were good. Because it is a sparse movie it works better for what it is. What are you going to do, just add more special effects? I'm reading the book right now.
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  8. Saigrim

    Saigrim Well-Known Member

    Just finished reading this again. Was curious about what people thought of the movie. As a rule I don't watch made for TV movies due to the usual watering down and censorship of the source material. Prime time television and Stephen King go together about as well as oil and water.
  9. Lee9900

    Lee9900 Deleted User

    Pearlman scares the hell out of me.

    But Desperation was not a bad mini series, but not really all that good either. I haven't read the book.

    in my ripe old age, i've actually come to not make comparisons to a movie to the book the movie is based on. I am almost always disappointed.
  10. Grace82

    Grace82 Well-Known Member

    I liked this adaptation....as someone noted...it was a true to story as it could be for TV. I honestly, think the "darker" King books are better suited for the premium cable stations...Like HBO or Showtime. I think the very best TV adaptation so far has been Storm of the Century....that actually left me scared after watching it.
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  11. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    Ron Perlman was terrifically terrifying as Collie. The rest of the movie was decent. I like Stephen Weber and Tom Skerrit a lot too.
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  12. Tery

    Tery I want to look at life In the available light Moderator

    IMO, anything he is in is improved merely by his presence. I'm loving him as the baddie on iZombie
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  13. Lynnie L

    Lynnie L Well-Known Member

    Weber was great as Jack Torrance in Stephen King's miniseries of The Shining. I really didn't care for the Jack Nicholson version, but whenever I say that to someone they look at me like I have 3 heads.
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  14. Tim D.

    Tim D. Well-Known Member

    I get that a lot too. I think Kubrick's version of The Shining is highly mediocre. That's my opinion and I'm sticking too it.
  15. mymaria

    mymaria Sower of discord

    I liked it pretty well. Perelman was great and it captured the book decently. Of course no adaption really does the book justice, only a few come close.
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