Scenes in the novel that should have been in the movie

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Dana Jean

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What are your choices?

Christine killing Darnell in his house

How Moochie died in the book.

Leigh choking in the book

Christine at the airport
Leigh does choke in the movie -- in the car at the drive-in. I may be missing your meaning. It's been a long time since I read the book.

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ArnieCunningham58

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Leigh does choke in the movie -- in the car at the drive-in. I may be missing your meaning. It's been a long time since I read the book.

And welcome to the board.
Yeah in the novel Leigh and Arnie were both in Christine when Leigh choked. They picked up a hitchhiker too. Who saved her. Arnie did nothing.


The dreams would be good too in film form.
 
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Been a long time since I've read the book too, but I remember reading a part where it's middle of the night (snowing?) and Dennis looks out of his window and Christine is idling in front of his house, with no driver. Goosebump raising stuff for a kid reading it in 1983.
 

Hill lover35

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Yeah in the novel Leigh and Arnie were both in Christine when Leigh choked. They picked up a hitchhiker too. Who saved her. Arnie did nothing.


The dreams would be good too in film form.
this is where the movie kind of failed. because they did not have the ghost driver. in the book king explains that arnie did nothing because he did not know anything of the Heimlich manover, because the ghost of lebaray had morphed into arnies brain, and lebary was old and it had not been invented yet, thats why arnie did nothing. in the movie it just looks like arnie is an *******.

ok looks like they had the change the sceen. in the book the hitchicker was in the back seat. see this is why i am opean to a remake with the ghost driver.

 

mal

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I guess every director/screenwriter would make different choices. It would be interesting to see 2 movies made out of one of his books at the same time and see how different they may be, even though the source material was exactly the same.
 
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