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11/22/63 miniseries disappointment SPOILERS

Discussion in '11/22/63' started by Dollarwise the clown, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. WeLiveat815

    WeLiveat815 Member

    Just watched yesterday. The change in the Bill character is terrible. Trying to create a buddy movie plot.

    Also, Oswald's living situation around Dallas was a mess in the mini-series. I understand the problem of creating, explaining so many settings, but terribly handled, IMO. For example, Oswald lived in a rooming house at the time of the shooting. And he stayed at the Paine house with Marina on Nov. 21. The series suggests he wasn't there, when Ruth answers the door to find Jake and Sadie there.
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  2. amanda johnson

    amanda johnson New Member

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  3. amanda johnson

    amanda johnson New Member

    Hi, everyone. I'm new to threads. Never posted on one. Never read any of them on any website. But I have been moved to post on this one in the hopes (magical thinking, I know) that Mr. King or someone who talks to him frequently will pass on my review and that of many on this thread.

    I am a realist when it comes to selling the film rights to a novel. When you sell the film rights to your work, you effectively give up ALL control (there have been a few exceptions). Filmmakers can do anything they want. Sometimes changes are made simply because of the differences in the two media. For example, first-person narratives are often hard to bring to film.

    However (and this is a huge however), for those of us who love the novel and even use passages from it to teach our English classes, the film version of this novel is . . . awful. Shame on Abrams for bringing us this schlock. Mr. King, my condolences.
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  4. Aloysius Nell

    Aloysius Nell Well-Known Member

    Welcome, Ma'am. Post all over this bad boy. I've tried to post in every novel's page at least a little; probably failed at that. There's a lot of 'em.

    Anyway, it's great to have you.
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  5. JimInTally

    JimInTally Member

    I believe I may have posted something about this under another discussion, but how many of you were pleased with the miniseries version of 11/22/63 that came out, I believe it was, last year? I thought it was godawful and an abominable "adaptation" of the book. They totally trashed the book for no reason, left out major portions and added characters that weren't in the book and changed basic plot elements. Some say it was because the book was so long, but The Stand was almost as long, and yet, it followed the book right down to the letter, with only one minor change that didn't detract from the book. I really hope he will see fit to have another adaptation made of it. The book deserves a faithful translation to the screen.
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  6. ServantThirteen

    ServantThirteen Well-Known Member

    I am glad to hear that the book is much better....but that is almost always a given. I too could not make it through this series. Very uninteresting on the screen.
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  7. Fatefalls86

    Fatefalls86 New Member

    Anyone else notice how Jake told Sadie in the miniseries how the Dallas police department screwed everything up so badly before he lost his memory? Did she somehow lose hers too? Seems like she would know that the shooting would be taking place in Dallas if the Dallas police department are the ones who messed up the investigation. Especially because she knew that dallas was one of the stops kennedy would make. Just saying.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...s'up man?....
  9. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    Welcome to the site. :smile:
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