Leland Gaunt

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MadamMack

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I need to watch this movie. I just found out Max von Sydow played Leland Gaunt. The book was quite good and probably the movie won't be as good but I think I should watch this some time. Max plays a great 'bad guy'
I have always found him to be so intriguing and I felt he played Leland so very well. I also used to think of (our beloved) J.D. as Leland
 

Neesy

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I have always found him to be so intriguing and I felt he played Leland so very well. I also used to think of (our beloved) J.D. as Leland
Reaally? I thought Leland Gaunt was an evil man - in the end did he not more or less turn into Satan and fly away on a horse (or something equally strange?) J.D. (although I never knew him) seemed to be a kind person from what I have read of his posts
 

MadamMack

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Reaally? I thought Leland Gaunt was an evil man - in the end did he not more or less turn into Satan and fly away on a horse (or something equally strange?) J.D. (although I never knew him) seemed to be a kind person from what I have read of his posts
He was . . .but he had his moments . . .

I've been here a long, long time . . .was here before J.D.
 

DiO'Bolic

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Max von Sydow was a great casting choice for Leland Gaunt. I really enjoy diabolic movie characters played well. It was one of my all time favorite movie adaptations of a Stephen King character. Would love to see a sequel made with von Sydow, but they would have to hurry it along. What is Max, like about 100 now?

(Don't know which I like more, Leland Guant or Dick Cheney. ;))
 

FlakeNoir

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I have always found him to be so intriguing and I felt he played Leland so very well. I also used to think of (our beloved) J.D. as Leland
I thought he looked a lot like JD too!
Reaally? I thought Leland Gaunt was an evil man - in the end did he not more or less turn into Satan and fly away on a horse (or something equally strange?) J.D. (although I never knew him) seemed to be a kind person from what I have read of his posts
He was . . .but he had his moments . . .

I've been here a long, long time . . .was here before J.D.
JD would definitely have been the first to admit that like everybody else on the planet, he was no Angel... :) he had a very impish side to him as well.
 

Neesy

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May 24, 2012
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I was going to watch it tonite for the Halloween Marathon. Worth it?
Just re read the book.

Its between that and this 1944 movie called "The Uninvited" - Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey (whomever they are) The description calls it a superb movie......
I just watched some truly bad movie called "the Clown Killers" with John Candy from 1976 on-line. Wow
 

AchtungBaby

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Needful Things is in my top 5 King adaptations. I like it more than The Green Mile, honestly. Great cast, great scenes, great score. A lot of the novel is left out (he said sadly) but it retains the dark humor feel of the written word. Definitely worth watching at least once.
 

skimom2

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Oct 9, 2013
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THE movie adaptations have (as a whole) been so bad that I stopped even looking for them for a long time. This year is the first time I knew there were even movies of Dreamcatcher, Needful Things, and Desperation. If I was join to watch one, it would probably be Needful things, because of the cast.
 

mcpon14

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THE movie adaptations have (as a whole) been so bad that I stopped even looking for them for a long time. This year is the first time I knew there were even movies of Dreamcatcher, Needful Things, and Desperation. If I was join to watch one, it would probably be Needful things, because of the cast.
I would definitely recommend it, although I didn't like it that they took out Ace.
 
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