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Re-read the book then see the movie or reverse that?

Discussion in 'IT' started by Grannie CeeCee, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. kingricefan

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

    That was one of the highlights for me when I saw the miniseries. Those topiary animals were a very scary part of the book.
  2. Grannie CeeCee

    Grannie CeeCee Well-Known Member

    Yes - The miniseries was so much better, in my opinion.

    I was nineteen when I saw the movie. I had no time for lame excuses lol
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  3. Grannie CeeCee

    Grannie CeeCee Well-Known Member

    The Shining postdates Star Wars, so I'm not buying. They shoulda gotten a different, less overacting lead for half the price and spent the difference on fx. Fight me lol
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  4. Grannie CeeCee

    Grannie CeeCee Well-Known Member

    The topiary animals were just the worst (and I mean that in the best way). In Columbus, Ohio, there's a topiary re-creation of some famous painting near the Thurber House that I refuse to visit alone to this day. I felt vaguely irresponsible for taking the gkids there, to be honest.
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  5. Steve in WI

    Steve in WI Active Member

    It may be too late to start rereading the book now and still get to see the movie in theaters, but I'm a big proponent of rereading the book first. I finished it about a week before I saw the movie and I think it increased by enjoyment of the movie. One of the complaints I've seen again and again from people who either hadn't read the book or hadn't read it in many years was that parts of the movie felt rushed and disjointed, and I didn't feel that way at all because I could fill in the gaps in my head.

    Most of all I wanted one last chance to read the book without having mental images of specific actors as the characters (I've never seen the miniseries).
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  6. Grannie CeeCee

    Grannie CeeCee Well-Known Member

    I'm 1/10 of the way through the book now. I need to start putting in more time lol
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  7. Grannie CeeCee

    Grannie CeeCee Well-Known Member

    I did it. By jolly golly I did it.

    I finished the book, and we're going to see the movie tomorrow.

    I'm afraid to go outside, though. It's been that long since I've seen the sun.
  8. johnny9999

    johnny9999 Member

    Been re-reading It for the last few weeks in time for the film and finally finished tonight. Its an amazing book as much about the magic/horrors of childhood as about a killer clown. I felt a real connection with all the losers and was sorry when the story finished. Now i am ready to see the film.
  9. kingricefan

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

    Hope you enjoy the film! I did!
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  10. Reactor

    Reactor Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't watch the new movie until part 2 is done. I'm still groping to the hope they WILL include the yummy stuff that was missin' from the previous movie, like Patrick's death, or Eddie's encounters in 29 Neibolt Street and the Tracker Brothers baseball course.
    I remember I sorta liked the first movie, however, I wuz still disappointed when I saw Tommy Lee Wallace totally mixed up the scenes and the characters. The biggest disappointment was Stan's encounter. How hard could it have been to gain entry to a damn water tower, utilize caliope music and have actors dressed up as zombies? MUCH easier and better than that dumb mansion-scene, if you ask me.
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  11. Robert Gray

    Robert Gray Well-Known Member

    Personally, I think most of the movie should have been shot in Bangor itself. They certainly came out and took enough pictures. Generating a Standpipe was cheaper than using the real one, although I can't imagine the City of Bangor (or even the State of Maine) couldn't have been cajoled into some kind of lucrative breaks for the film in the interest of increasing local filming. Then again, I'm not in the know about that and perhaps they are obstinate. Canada has become the new Hollywood precisely because of the monetary arrangements it makes with film companies. I personally think Maine should do the same. But you know what opinions are like.... i.e. everyone has one.

    I pass the Standpipe (and the little birdbath park beside it) almost everyday that I get my exercise. I go up to the top four times a year, i.e. once each season when they open it up. It will be open this year on Oct. 11th from 3-6 P.M. for those willing to make the trek to Bangor for a unique experience. It gives you a stunning vista of Bangor (Derry) in every direction. Fall is the prettiest time because of the color, but winter is pretty awesome too. Should anyone from out of town want to come for the unique experience, let me know. I'm sure I could play guide or host for a few.
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  12. grin willard

    grin willard Grin. Boasting a profile u could cut cheese with.

    I don't know. The lawn animals didn't 'get' me. To me they were an interesting idea that didn't go anywhere. Could be because I saw the film first. A less overacting lead in 1980? Le's see, Al Pacino ... Robert DeNiro ... Christopher Walken ... Robin Willams ... wait, they all overact! :) Thinking out of the box, Steve Railsback might've been good. He could go from calm to nuts pretty nicely. Fight you? No thanks.

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