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Discussion in 'Apt Pupil' started by HMW, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. TanyaS

    TanyaS painterly painter!

    The acting is what makes it. I prefer the book though, it's just deeper. Ian McKellen is always excellent. I love old American TV films, can't get enough of those, weepies of the week etc. Don't make them like that no more.! Reality TV truly truly is depressing, by the way.
     
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  2. nanadab

    nanadab Member

    I have enjoyed this book and movie for years. It has caused me to think and try to understand the nature of evil. Ian McKellan was wonderful as the german officer. Mr King did well in writing something that will cause us to use our minds.
     
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  3. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Welcome to the board nanadab!
     
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  4. nanadab

    nanadab Member

    Thank you! Hope to keep coming back.
     
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  5. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Lots of different topics to contribute to, hope you enjoy the community.
     
  6. TanyaS

    TanyaS painterly painter!

    yes, its very underrated and overlooked. I am not sure why. Its very well done with an art house feel. Love McKellan in the German officer role. He is always a class act. And Brad Renfro is very creepy in the lead role. It is well researched too. So chilling. And to think its based on an event that is not fictional. That is the really scary part. The wholesale slaughter of millions, for no reason at all.
     
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  7. Lynnie L

    Lynnie L Well-Known Member

    The story is one of my absolute favorites, and the movie was pretty great. The actors portrayed the characters excellently, but I really wish the movie hadn't wimped out at the end. IMO, by the end of the book, Todd was such a monster that the ending felt right. Oh well...I enjoyed it anyway!!
     
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  8. twiggymarie

    twiggymarie Daughter of One

    I finally got the chance to watch this the other day. Gosh, I just love Ian McKellen in any role he plays. I think the thing that makes this movie and story so dark, is it's all things that could very well happen. King made a quote once, Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win. I think that's right on the money with this one. I really wish Reiner hadn't changed the ending all up, but it was still poignant nonetheless.
     
  9. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    Sad how Brad Renfro ended up. He was a really talented young man.
     
  10. nalaa

    nalaa Banned

    how much this gem cost ? lol
     
  11. BillFan2003

    BillFan2003 Well-Known Member

    I've seen this movie before. I didn't know this was a Stephen King adaption. I'm learning alot about movies that were Stephen King.
     
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