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11-22-63 mini series

Discussion in '11/22/63' started by whitney Gardiner, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Agree completely.
     
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  2. osnafrank

    osnafrank Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the Advice =D
     
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  3. osnafrank

    osnafrank Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the Advice , damn i am curious
     
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  4. MarkS73

    MarkS73 Well-Known Member

    Well, i have to disagree with you, i think they did. ;-D
     
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  5. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Fair enough. Life would be so boring if we all thought the same way.
     
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  6. MarkS73

    MarkS73 Well-Known Member

    It's my favourite King book, a movie could never do it justice. I did'nt like the changes, it all felt a little silly somehow. One example of a thing i disliked: in the book, when Jakes steps into 1958 for the first time he's is totally mesmerized and shocked by the fact that he is in 1958. I could totally picture myself in his shoes when reading this, the walk on the stairs, then all of a sudden feeling the sun and then stepping into the past. I really looked forward to seeing this moment in the series but when movie Jake goes back in time for the first time he is thrown in the past, looks around a little surprised and it's really not a big deal. Sure, he's surprised but the whole thing really fell flat to me. That was the feel off the entire series for me. In the book Jake is still in awe of the fact that he's in the past, throughout the entire book. In the series it feels like Jake accepts it for what it is so they can start the show.
     
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  7. Neesy

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

    I also was surprised at the fact that he just steps into what looks like a busy street scene - in the book it felt more like he was in the back part of the Worumba Mill and therefore nobody would notice he was there (well, except for Yellow Card man).
     
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  8. osnafrank

    osnafrank Well-Known Member

    hmmmm, someone has to help me.
    Sadie told about her Husband and a clothespin....i dont get it

    Please, can somebody enlighten me ?!?
     
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  9. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...if I'm remembering correctly, it was child abuse of the first order....a clothespin to the penis....
     
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  10. Neesy

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

    What GNTLGNT said - this happened to a character in The Dead Zone as well.
     
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  11. osnafrank

    osnafrank Well-Known Member

    Thank you Guys !
    Havn`t read "The Dead Zone" and i only watched the Series 11-22-63
    Maybe there is a mismatch between the Book and the Series,
    or maybe i have to read "The Dead Zone" to understand, maybe i`m to stupid.

    I think the Clothespin is a Punishment....
    Ordered or Self-Punishment ?
     
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  12. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....you're not stupid...it is torture, and yes-sometimes self-inflicted....
     
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  13. osnafrank

    osnafrank Well-Known Member

    Thanks GNTLGNT
     
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  14. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...welcome my friend...
     
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  15. osnafrank

    osnafrank Well-Known Member

    Finished it Yesterday
    8 Episodes very worth Seeing.
    Loved the Ending, have to buy and read the Book
     
  16. Gerald

    Gerald Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't mind if Franco did more King-roles. In Wim Wenders' Everything will be Alright he plays a writer and at the beginning he drives in his car through a snowy landscape - it feels very 'Misery'.

    Sarah Gadon I first saw in Cronenberg's Cosmopolis and she is the perfect Cronenberg-actress to me, she is obviously very beautiful, but there is also something a little 'distant', a bit 'detached' about her, which is also the feel of most Cronenberg films, this clinical feel.
    But Franco has that 'distant', 'detached' feel as well, which is maybe why they match so well and make the romance believable.

    It is also much better watched as much in one go as possible. I watched it one episode a week when it first aired, but it takes a lot of the tension away leading up to the assassination - I found the moment itself quite underwhelming the first time (it also happens early on in the episode) but rewatching it, I liked it much better.
     
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  17. Gerald

    Gerald Well-Known Member

    Sorry, the Wenders film is called 'Everything will be Fine' (it's not a great film, though beautifully shot).

    Back to Gadon and Franco, I think they are the most romantic, best matching couple in a King adaptation since Bonnie Bedelia/David Soul in Salem's Lot.

    I was actually thinking what makes an actor/person feel 'detached' or 'distant' to me, but I think it comes down to a lack of warmth. It's not that a 'detached' person can't be nice or friendly, Gadon or Franco seem friendly to me, but it's like you connect less to them, like they're more isolated. It's hard to pinpoint what exactly causes this (in general it's hard to say what draws you to certain people and makes you keep your distance from others).
    For example, as beautiful as Gadon is, I don't think of her in terms of sexy (and most beautiful actresses I find sexy too). And when you find someone sexy you call them 'hot', so it has to do with warmth. It's the same with a lot of super-models, I find them the opposite of 'hot', they're like utterly perfect statues almost. But for a Cronenberg film it's perfect.
     
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  18. footsteps

    footsteps Member

    I had loved the novel, a really successful adaptation.
     
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