The four novellas in The Bachman Books are my favorite, but, in The Running Man i believe the evil villain, who works on the tenth floor, sees the plane coming right at him, while king writes the plane hit the bldng three fourths up, and the building was very vary tall, much much more than 10 floors. Also, there was a plot glitch: when Ben is on the airplane with the woman.Oh yeah: i was reading a book on how to write film scripts, and the writer ended with, "And, take responsibility for your scripts." Then he went on to tell how after 9/11 he spent hours and hours at the office going through scripts, trying to find one where a plane crashes into a building. I was like, "WTF?" Watching a movie where that happens does not make people go out and wreak havoc. this applies to Stephen King, who, in The Running Man, has a plane crashing into the building. it makes me mad that some script rider woulod talk about "responsibility."
the story needed to get her out off the plane, the story required she'd live. So McCone makes some dinky excuse that it would be "too professional" on the show's part to sabotage the parachutes before putting them on the plane. i don't buy it. like i said, the story needed her to live. Also,the story didn't make it believable that you could get a few professional pilots, even if they are govt, to fly a plane they knew hasda large chance of being shot out of the sky. how about this: the pilots were accomodated each with a parachutes, in case the plane blows, and after all the pilots are dead, the lady takes one of the pilot's parachutes -- which would not have been sabotaged.
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