I wont go see the DT movie because...

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But who is Detta gonna call a honk mahfah? Jake? I will miss that particular bit of racism from the books that can't be replicated with this casting change. Like it or not there are huge racial differences being explored at the forefront of the early books that can not be replicated by this casting choice.

I love Idris Elba and the fact that this is a sequel to the books. I don't like the fact it is being billed as Stephen King's The Gunslinger because it is anything but.
Detta and Odetta did not see things as they were, she saw them as she perceived them to be. She can still call Roland all of those things. I don't think one thing needs to change. She should still treat Roland the exact same way. Detta and Odetta were delusional! Detta thought Eddie and Roland were torturing her when in reality Odetta had taken over. I think people are being too literal and not seeing this is so easily resolved. Because, as I keep saying over and over, her issues with Roland and his race was NEVER about Roland and always about her experiences, abuse and racism she was assaulted with her whole life.
 
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Neesy

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I will probably go to see this movie with Andy (who has never read a Stephen King book in his life).

To him it might be just another "Cowboy movie" [cry pardon] but we will see how it turns out. Hopefully it will be very good.
 

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I wonder who the expected audience is for this? When I attended a couple of King events this year the audience was almost all over 40. Not the younger movie going crowd. I would be surprised if many folks under 40 have even heard of the DT much less have enough interest to buy tickets to the movie. My prediction is that it will be a bomb even if it is good. The debate about the book vs movie always seems to go on with people complaining that the movie got X, Y, and Z wrong. That is often a result of necessity given the time limitations of the movie. Granted many changes are supremely stupid and unnecessary but I'm not a purist if the movie is still good. I have my doubts that will be the case here though based on the casting and some comments from the director. All signs of trouble.
 
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I was against this at the beginning but now feel that only good can come of this. I am actually looking forward to it. Why see a movie that captures a book perfectly when you already have the book. It'll be interesting for sure.
 
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Curious how a movie can 'ruin' a book. The book does not change unless the writer changes it. It's an entirely different medium and, in this case, a largely different story.

It can't. We'd just like to see the closest adaption possible.

To be honest, no movie can ever match the show inside my head when I read a good book. My brain has an unlimited budget.
 

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It seems to me that the only real concern should be whether or not theatrical film is the correct medium for this project. I am excited about all the things I've seen so far. I would much rather see a heartfelt film inspired by the books and trying to capture the feeling of the source material than a literal page by page translation....As for my worldview...time will tell, there will be water if God wills it....

I would just have alot more faith in the probability of success if this were being told in some ongoing format, like cable television series...a la....Game of Thrones.....
 

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It seems to me that the only real concern should be whether or not theatrical film is the correct medium for this project. I am excited about all the things I've seen so far. I would much rather see a heartfelt film inspired by the books and trying to capture the feeling of the source material than a literal page by page translation....As for my worldview...time will tell, there will be water if God wills it....

I would just have alot more faith in the probability of success if this were being told in some ongoing format, like cable television series...a la....Game of Thrones.....
Totally agree. To do an 8 book series into 2 hours or 2.5 hour movie is not possible. But an 8 episode season, with 4 seasons, :now we r talking.
 
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