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Discussion in 'Dolores Claiborne' started by chief4db, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. chief4db

    chief4db When it doubt, run!

    I haven't read DC yet. Today i found an unread, mint, 1st edition at the flea market of all places. Go figure. But that's not what I'm impressed about. I'm impressed with the quality of the book itself. To not be a limited edition it has some nice features. Perforated side, Colored End Papers, Illustrations. Hope it reads as good as it looks
  2. 80sFan

    80sFan Just one more chapter...

    It's a great story. Enjoy!
  3. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Just posted something on similar lines about my copy of Night Shift. Won't read this copy, however, because I want to keep it in pristine condition.
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  4. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    READ IT! Great story. Congratulations on a good find.
  5. CoriSCapnSkip

    CoriSCapnSkip Well-Known Member

  6. Alexandra M

    Alexandra M Well-Known Member

    I watched DC movie over the holidays. Forgotten just how good a movie it was.
  7. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    Saw this over the holidays as well. Saw it at the theatre when it first came out years ago. Great book and great movie. I notice they moved the eclipse from 1963 to 1975 in the film.
  8. Kae

    Kae New Member

    It's earily how close to my life this book is. I never killed him but I certainly thought about it! God in my heart wouldn't let me. He ran off with her. He also tried twice that I know of to kill me. It's amazing how manipulating he is. People turned on me like it was my fault. Watched movie today and kept thinking this is too close to home. I took care of my best friend who was a quad and he sued him for divorce! Our courts are so corrupt.
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  9. SteveValek

    SteveValek Well-Known Member

    I've ordered the DVD,and should get it soon.LOVE Kathy Bates,so I'm hoping it's as good as you say..

  10. Yankees fan 27

    Yankees fan 27 Active Member

    DC is underrated as both a film and novel. It's a good story! David Stratharian character is such a pos in the movie. Milk pitcher upside the head. I loved it!
  11. kingricefan

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

    Pay close attention to how the director's use of color- for the flashback scenes the colors are vibrant and pretty while in the 'now' scenes they are dull and washed out with lots of greys. It's supposed to reflect Delores' mind set. This truly is an underrated film and Kathy Bates deserved to at least be nominated for another Oscar (and she should have won!). Some folks can't stand Jennifer Jason Leigh's portrayal of the daughter but I think she gave an outstanding turn here also.
  12. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    I agree. I think everyone did a fantastic job with these terribly difficult subjects.
  13. kingricefan

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

    To this day I cannot make myself 'like' David Strathairn in any movie he's done since Delores Claiborne. I don't remember seeing him in anything before DC so his turn as the abusive husband/father must have been so good that I can't get the sick feeling out of my mind when ever I see him in something else. I think he appeared in The River with Meryl Streep immediately after DC and I hated him in that one, too.
  14. kingricefan

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

    Ayuh! Everyone did an outstanding job in their roles. Kathy has the accent down perfectly and so does Christopher Plummer. I also love the woman that plays the rich lady. 'Sometimes being a b*tch is all a woman has, Delores.' Ye Gods, so much is left unspoken (but understood!) in that sentence, isn't it?
  15. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    You got that right.

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