Finally a Gerald's Game movie!

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Gerald

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The main problem is that there is hardly any dialogue. They'll have to find some way to put across her thoughts and emotions as she goes through her ordeal. Even in a movie like 'Buried' (2010) which takes place in a coffin there is someone talking on a phone. Gerald's Game doesn't have that.

It's been a while since I read it and it's one I've never read again, because I liked it so much I've always been scared that the second time it wouldn't work as strongly because I already knew the major twists. I seem to recall though that she also hears the voices of other people she knew: so probably they'll do those voices as voice-overs. Maybe they expand the backstory and have longer flashbacks to her youth and other periods in her life...

I assume that just as Dolores Claiborne they have to expand it somehow.
 

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The main problem is that there is hardly any dialogue. They'll have to find some way to put across her thoughts and emotions as she goes through her ordeal. Even in a movie like 'Buried' (2010) which takes place in a coffin there is someone talking on a phone. Gerald's Game doesn't have that.

It's been a while since I read it and it's one I've never read again, because I liked it so much I've always been scared that the second time it wouldn't work as strongly because I already knew the major twists. I seem to recall though that she also hears the voices of other people she knew: so probably they'll do those voices as voice-overs. Maybe they expand the backstory and have longer flashbacks to her youth and other periods in her life...

I assume that just as Dolores Claiborne they have to expand it somehow.
Flash backs could be useful. Have you seen All Is Lost? No dialogue at all.
 
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Gerald

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Flash backs could be useful. Have you seen All Is Lost? No dialogue at all.

No. But by the looks of it that is action-oriented. Gerald's Game hardly has any action at all, just someone on a bed for most of the time. In a film you need some kind of action; or when it's someone in one location who's restricted like Buried, you need dialogue - Gerald's Game has neither in the present story, so the only way to not just show someone lying on a bed is to have flashbacks.
 

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No. But by the looks of it that is action-oriented. Gerald's Game hardly has any action at all, just someone on a bed for most of the time. In a film you need some kind of action; or when it's someone in one location who's restricted like Buried, you need dialogue - Gerald's Game has neither in the present story, so the only way to not just show someone lying on a bed is to have flashbacks.
I see what you're saying and All is Lost does have plenty going on. Perhaps an internal dialogue and flashbacks woukd be effective.
 

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The main problem is that there is hardly any dialogue. They'll have to find some way to put across her thoughts and emotions as she goes through her ordeal. Even in a movie like 'Buried' (2010) which takes place in a coffin there is someone talking on a phone. Gerald's Game doesn't have that...
A good screenwriter can work miracles. It's a special art. Some of the greatest scenes, even whole movies, of all time have very little dialogue between characters.
 
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joyfulgirlh

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Yay!!! I had to come talk to my peeps about it!! I know I started a thread somewhere a gazillion years ago about wishing for this movie... My followed/watched threads have disappeared since I was here last (haven't been around in a while)...
Here's an article in case someone hasn't seen/heard it yet!
Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game film is happening at Netflix · Newswire · The A.V. Club
*So* excited!! :triumphant::glee: ~insert running around excited emoticon here~
I've enjoyed much of Netflix productions, I hope they don't blow it!!! What do yous guyses think?
Peace,
Holly
 

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I am not optimistic about this one. Why are we getting this and not a film of The Long Walk, Duma Key, '1922' etc?
Frank Darabont holds the movie rights to The Long Walk (Yayyyyyyy!) and will get around to making it at "Some point" (Boooooooo!). Assuming he does his past record with King adaptations suggests it will be worth waiting for. Duma Key, yeah it sort of seems surprising that no one has jumped on this one yet. 1922 I'm less surprised about. I enjoyed it but it doesn't feel like it has enough meat on it's bones to be a full blown movie. maybe an episode of an anthology series or something similar. I haven't seen the adaptations of Big Driver or A Good Marriage but from what I've heard neither is exactly essential. Maybe they should have just bundled them together in a similar way to the Cat's Eye movie?