Shame on Stephen King...

  • New to the board or trying to figure out how something works here? Check out the User Guide.
  • Hot Topics is on indefinite hiatus.

  • The message board is closed between the hours of 4pm ET Friday and 8:30am ET Monday.

    As always, the Board will be open to read and those who have those privileges can still send private messages and post to Profiles.
Feb 19, 2016
156
589
#1
for selling out to Hollywood. I suspect that the high ratings from this series are from those viewers who did not read the book. This bullcrap series bastardizes the story. :m_steam:
 
Likes: muskrat

muskrat

Dis-Member
Nov 8, 2010
4,486
19,225
Under your bed
#10
for selling out to Hollywood. I suspect that the high ratings from this series are from those viewers who did not read the book. This bullcrap series bastardizes the story. :m_steam:
One thing a King fan has to learn right away is that most adaptions of his work suck. You get used to it after awhile.

Can't really call him a sellout, though. That's kinda harsh. Let's just say that, when it comes to movies or teevee, he sometimes makes poor decisions.
 

staropeace

Richard Bachman's love child
Nov 28, 2006
15,105
48,025
Alberta,Canada
#14
I do not understand why we expect writers to do what we wish in regards to selling their products. Would we tell a florist not to sell flowers? They have every right to make their living. If you do not like adaptations, then do not watch them....I do not. I read the book....which does not change. I would not want people poking their collective noses in my affairs, that is for sure.
 

clyee0227

Active Member
Oct 3, 2017
32
82
New Orleans, LA
#17
for selling out to Hollywood. I suspect that the high ratings from this series are from those viewers who did not read the book. This bullcrap series bastardizes the story. :m_steam:
I haven't seen the series yet, but from what I understand a lot is out of his hands once the rights to make a movie are sold. I personally think that the movie 'It' was amazing and the adaptation of 'Pet Semetery' was pretty close to the book. However, I always make it a point to read his books first before I see the movies. I do this for a couple of reasons. One being I like to picture things on my own. Meaning I like to imagine what a character looks like and what the town looks like without being compromised by a movie. I don't want to think of an actor's face when imagining a character's face. Two, I want to read the book and see exactly how Stephen King meant it to be because let's face it, most of the time things are changed in the movies or tv series, as in The Mist. As far as 11/22/63 goes, I cried like a baby at the end. It's definitely one of my favorites. I just find that film adaptations are unable to really capture the emotions of the characters and the psyche of them as well. Not like he writes them. How far away from the book did the series get?
 

clyee0227

Active Member
Oct 3, 2017
32
82
New Orleans, LA
#18
I do not understand why we expect writers to do what we wish in regards to selling their products. Would we tell a florist not to sell flowers? They have every right to make their living. If you do not like adaptations, then do not watch them....I do not. I read the book....which does not change. I would not want people poking their collective noses in my affairs, that is for sure.
I agree. As long as SK doesn't compromise his writing then I'm good to go. I know that if I were offered a few million I'd let them make a movie or tv show based on my book all day long. I personally think so much stuff is changed from his books because the screenwriters are trying to get across the screen what King does in the books, with little success. I have not seen this series yet, have you? If so, what is your opinion of it and how far away from the book did it get?
 
Likes: GNTLGNT

clyee0227

Active Member
Oct 3, 2017
32
82
New Orleans, LA
#19
Yeah, this is true, altho 1408 is the only movie adaptation that i love. I would say that the others rank from good to mediocre to bad and lastly, suck
Except this new film version of 'It'. I was really impressed by how well it was done. I did not like the tv mini series. As far as other film adaptations, Pet Semetery was probably the closest that Hollywood came to matching the book. In the movie version of 'Cujo'
the boy was saved at the end.....in the book he dies minutes before his father showed up.
I was so glad that I had read all of his books before I saw the movies. The only drawback to that is that those of us that read the books first usually think the film adaptations aren't so good. My best friend will talk about how awesome those movies are but she's never even had a book in her hand that wasn't forced there....lol.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

clyee0227

Active Member
Oct 3, 2017
32
82
New Orleans, LA
#20
One thing a King fan has to learn right away is that most adaptions of his work suck. You get used to it after awhile.

Can't really call him a sellout, though. That's kinda harsh. Let's just say that, when it comes to movies or teevee, he sometimes makes poor decisions.
I agree. After seeing movies such as Firestarter and Christine when I was a kid, I came to expect that the expectations weren't going to be all that great. I know it's a whole different monster writing a novel than writing a screenplay though. It just seems that they're unable to get across on the screen what SK can in a book.
 
We’ve created a Stephen King Library action for the 
			  Google Assistant and skill for Amazon Alexa. It'll give 
			  you a personalized reading recommendations based on your 
			  answers to a series of questions—so what are you waiting 
			  for? Find out which Stephen King book you should read 
			  next!