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.
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, suckOne thing a King fan has to learn right away is that most adaptions of his work suck. You get used to it after awhile.
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?
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?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.
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'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
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.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.