Any Chance of a Dr. Sleep Movie?

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imaginary friend

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Welcome, imaginary friend. You didn't like Green Mile or Shawshank? Stand By Me or Misery? No big deal if you didn't but I have rarely met anybody who wasn't moved by at least one of those movies.
hello Aloysius....... i realized there would likely be a challenge when making this comment. i'm a huge movie buff with hundreds of films in my disk library, Green Mile or Shawshank are among my favorites but I've never read the printed versions. to my knowledge these are the only King movies i've ever seen and i'll likely read Green Mile when the opportunity presents. just saying i'll probably pass on a movie version of Dr Sleep if [when?] it becomes reality, it's a choice i'll need to make. ..............o discordia.
 
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Mar 25, 2016
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I've always had a love-hate relationship with books turned into movies. There are some really great theatre adaptations, and some are very crappy, do no justice whatsoever to the book and make me so damn pissed. Would hate to see Dr. Sleep become a crappy movie adaptation of a great book. But now I think of it I don't beleive that, so far at least, I've seen one of Stephen King's books-to-movie adpations turn out as crappy. Think they've come out pretty good, Dr. Sleep would be a fine addition indeed.
 

MikiM

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May 25, 2016
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#46
Stephen wasn't a fan of Stanley Kubrick's version of The Shining, no.
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My 20 year old daughter isn't a huge fan of SK like I am, as she isn't as big a reader as I am. When she does read, it's YA stuff, and classics. She's a movie person, (her minor is in cinema) and she does love Shawhank, Green Mile, and despite her non interest in Sci-Fi...she LOVED Maximum Overdrive (Trucks). SK's range does fascinate her, though, and in English she picked Salem's Lot as her semester project, and she watched a "Biography" special with him online the other day. The Shining scared her to death, and while she knew he didn't like Kubrick's adaptation, it wasn't for the reason she thought. She was surprised to see that to SK, it was the disintegration of the family that was the real tragedy. I need to look up that episode of Biography...I love his interviews.
 

César Hernández-Meraz

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#47
The Shining scared her to death, and while she knew he didn't like Kubrick's adaptation, it wasn't for the reason she thought. She was surprised to see that to SK, it was the disintegration of the family that was the real tragedy.
I have been watching some people in YouTube commenting about their experiences with Mr. King's books.

One girl commented how she was really scared when she read It. She talked about how It made such a cool villain and that It made the book scary.

All the while I was thinking how even worse than It was the town of Derry.
From the very beginning we see the kind of awful things Derry's people can do. And then we see what they have done through the history of the town. There is also the fact that some people may not be actually doing these things, but they get very good at seeing them and then pretending they didn't.

It was an awful monster (I use "awful" in the sense of the things It did), but It just came out for some months every few decades. In my opinion, the true monsters were the ordinary people who lived there.
The book shows this quite a few times.

I love how Mr. King's books can be read and leave each of us with different things. I suspect they may even feel like a different book to the same person if read at different points in life.

All that said, if they do a Doctor Sleep movie someday, I hope they do not leave out all of the focus on the characters and the way their family life when they are young can affect who they are/become as they grow up.
 

MikiM

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May 25, 2016
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#48
I have been watching some people in YouTube commenting about their experiences with Mr. King's books.

One girl commented how she was really scared when she read It. She talked about how It made such a cool villain and that It made the book scary.

All the while I was thinking how even worse than It was the town of Derry.
From the very beginning we see the kind of awful things Derry's people can do. And then we see what they have done through the history of the town. There is also the fact that some people may not be actually doing these things, but they get very good at seeing them and then pretending they didn't.

It was an awful monster (I use "awful" in the sense of the things It did), but It just came out for some months every few decades. In my opinion, the true monsters were the ordinary people who lived there.
The book shows this quite a few times.

I love how Mr. King's books can be read and leave each of us with different things. I suspect they may even feel like a different book to the same person if read at different points in life.

All that said, if they do a Doctor Sleep movie someday, I hope they do not leave out all of the focus on the characters and the way their family life when they are young can affect who they are/become as they grow up.
Me too. I esp like the way that you see (Spoiler) Danny's redemption and...(SUPER SPOILER) Jacks own redemption too!
 

MikiM

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May 25, 2016
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Houston, Texas
#49
I've always had a love-hate relationship with books turned into movies. There are some really great theatre adaptations, and some are very crappy, do no justice whatsoever to the book and make me so damn pissed. Would hate to see Dr. Sleep become a crappy movie adaptation of a great book. But now I think of it I don't beleive that, so far at least, I've seen one of Stephen King's books-to-movie adpations turn out as crappy. Think they've come out pretty good, Dr. Sleep would be a fine addition indeed.
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With all due respect....Cujo. God, that movie ticked me off so bad! And Lawnmower Man was so horribly done that SK demanded his name be removed from the movie posters before it was released, the finished product looked nothing like the short story.
 
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