Shame on Stephen King...

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Gentle Lady From Brady Hartsfield Defense Squad
Mar 3, 2016
Manila, Philippines
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 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
true, actually, i was really impress to the new IT adaptation (i watched it with my friend) because it was scary for me (and for him, my friend)


Carry on
Jun 19, 2016
Derry, NH
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'm not sure which series you are referring to,(on second look I see the you are in the 11/22/63 thread, shame on my stupidity....I didn't finish watching it, but I didn't think it was terrible) but Stephen King has every right to allow adaptations to be made. As far as I know, he retains large percentage of creative control over his adaptations. He has been known to say even he isn't crazy about how some have turned out, but the fact is, some people do not read. Stephen King is a creative genius (in my not-so-humble opinion), and the world has a right to see his creations come to life on screen! Visual media is an an important medium for art in today's culture. Books are great, but the amount of work that goes into an adaptation is staggering, and is art in its own right. Some miss the mark, but others invite a whole new audience into the universe we love so much.
Writers like Diana Gabaldon, who hold out for the perfect cast, writers, directors, and network to do their books justice deserve a lot of respect too. These authors are able to reach a much wider audience via television and film.
......and have you taken notice of the box office juggernaut that IT has become?
I get a little defensive when someone shames my favorite author, sorry.
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Well-Known Member
Aug 26, 2017
Sometimes it comes out good and sometimes well it makes you wonder why it turn out that way. But I find if you don't like a movie our show don't watch it. But if you know someone that like show or movie and you like the book better then turn them on to the book. Not all his stuff turn out bad on tv or movie. I always found it has way to get to new people.


The Fool on the Hill
Apr 12, 2014
How silly! Why would Sk be ashamed for what TV and moviemakers make of his books? What he is great at is writng books
so he writes books. When he sells the rights it is not in his hands anymore. Of course he could make the contract different so he had to approve every little detail in the visualizing of the book. When would he then find time to write new books? The Books are there, they dont change. They will always be great. If you dont like the tvseries or movie, dont watch them.


Well-Known Member
Apr 29, 2009
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.
That's probably the best summary of it all. The adaptations of sai King's work are hit-and-miss, and as I haven't seen them all yet I can't judge fairly.

As for 11/22/63...I started it last night, and plan to continue over the weekend. So far, so good.