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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

  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.
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  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!
  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 Well-Known 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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  13. Hill lover35

    Hill lover35 Well-Known Member

    They leave out a huge part of the book in the movie. They could not add a certain key element
  14. Hill lover35

    Hill lover35 Well-Known Member

    **** why how stupid.... the sex scene with Annie and Leigh is the same as in the movie. Annie goes under her shirt not over it like in the movie. And I think Dennis has sex with Leah, but king does not go into any description. Oh and Dennis mother has menopause.
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  15. Hill lover35

    Hill lover35 Well-Known Member

    The death in the book of Darnell was just awsome, but I can see how carpenter could not do it. The movie was done in like 1983 or something, but it was cool. Buddy’s death was awsome in the movie though. Better then the book
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  16. Hill lover35

    Hill lover35 Well-Known Member

    I really like Christine. I read it for the first time last year and it was my first book, it just blew my mind away. Not shure why it gets so much hate. I also have not re-read the book.
  17. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Wait a few years before you do a re-read. Things change when we get older. I know I liked the book better after waiting for about 15 years before I did a re-read.
  18. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I almost said the same thing--lol. Carpenter did a good job with this story--cut some of the less graceful parts and smoothed some rough spots. The book is okay, but the movie is more polished.
  19. wdb1124

    wdb1124 The Ayatollah of Rock And Rollah

    Which part? I'm drawing a huge blank here.
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  20. César Hernández-Meraz

    César Hernández-Meraz Wants to be Nick, ends up as Larry

    If she does not know why it gets so much hate now that she likes it, imagine in 15 years when she likes it even more. It will be a complete mystery. :D
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