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Does the movie spoil the book?

Discussion in 'Christine' started by Sam R, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

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  2. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    Funnily enough, Christine made me a King fan. It has a special place in my heart for that reason! But I reread it last year, and... blah. Just didn’t enjoy it. Way overwritten IMO. The movie streamlines the story pretty well I’d say.
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  3. Neesy

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


    It's almost as if you're promoting illiteracy! :a24:
  4. Neesy

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

    I would read the book before seeing the movie, however I enjoyed the movie quite a bit.
  5. Neesy

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

    Parents Guide - IMDb

    This is what is shown in the movie - I'd have to go check my copy of the book for any sex (I cannot recall any).
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  6. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    I do wish the movie had all the deaths the book does. The book is much gorier, and the body count is higher.
  7. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    No movie has ever spoiled a book. Read the book. Watch the movie. You'll enjoy both.
  8. Sam R

    Sam R New Member

    Thanks for all the replies! I'm pretty sure I'm at least gonna try the book. I'm very sure I'll like it because this book really sounds like it's right up my alley. If I just can't continue reading it (which I doubt will happen), I'll put it away for later and watch the movie. Thanks again, guys.
  9. Neesy

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

    Stephen King also recommends audio books, so maybe you could try that option!
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  10. wdb1124

    wdb1124 The Ayatollah of Rock And Rollah

    I prefer the book to the movie. I never understood why they changed the location from Pennsylvania to California (or why Stand By Me took place in Oregon, for that matter). The location thing didn't make or break the movie for me, but I still prefer the source material.
  11. Wab

    Wab Member

    The movie also eliminates some of the ambiguity in the book by starting from the start that the car is the source of the problem whereas the book implicates LeBay's ghost. The most notable examples are that Christine only starts to regenerate after he dies and that the witness to the accident which kills Arnie and Regina said that there was a third person in the car wrestling for the steering wheel. The only overtly supernatural thing to happen when LeBay was alive was the incident in the carpark of the veterans' club.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN


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