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Shame on Stephen King...

Discussion in '11/22/63' started by amaunder, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. amaunder

    amaunder Abby

    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:
     
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  2. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

  3. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    Under the Dome as well.
     
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  4. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Some authors won't sell movie rights because it might tend to limit or decrease book sales. Mr. King doesn't have this problem.
     
  5. Patricia A

    Patricia A ReMember

    If I had a list of a million people who should be ashamed of themselves Stephen King would not be on it.
     
  6. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Meh. Turn it off if you don't like it. The book will always be the same.
     
  7. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....wow, wow, wow......just wow....
     
  8. danie

    danie I am whatever you say I am.

    Shame on...well, not Stephen King.
    I'll let you guess.
     
  9. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....not to sound flippant, but it's amazing how many people know what's in Steve's mind and heart huh?....
     
  10. muskrat

    muskrat Dis-Member

    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.
     
  11. 80sFan

    80sFan Just one more chapter...

    I had to look that up...but YES!!!!!
     
  12. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Shame is a horrid word to use about somebody. I hate it when someone points a finger and says shame on this person or that. It is down and dirty.
     
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  13. Sam Joyce

    Sam Joyce Gentle Lady From Brady Hartsfield Defense Squad

    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
     
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  14. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    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.
     
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  15. muskrat

    muskrat Dis-Member

    Oh, there's a few I really like, but most of em...ech.
     
  16. Sam Joyce

    Sam Joyce Gentle Lady From Brady Hartsfield Defense Squad

    But i think Mr. K doesn't care about it and the important is, he provide us a yearly dose of novels to sustain all our happiness.
     
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  17. clyee0227

    clyee0227 Active Member

    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?
     
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  18. clyee0227

    clyee0227 Active Member

    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?
     
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  19. clyee0227

    clyee0227 Active Member

    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.
     
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  20. clyee0227

    clyee0227 Active Member

    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.
     
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