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The Movie Gets In The Way!

Discussion in 'Hearts in Atlantis' started by Shasta, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    With Anthony Hopkins, Hearts in Atlantis was released in 2001 but left out a lot from the book, in particular the reference to how the low men were connected to The Dark Tower.
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  2. JoannHBuchanan

    JoannHBuchanan Well-Known Member

    Here is the link to the IMBD page.

    Hearts in Atlantis Full Movie - IMDb
    The movie doesn't really touch on the entire book. Anthony Hopkins was awesome in it, or at least to me he was. This is a book that I think would be harder to put into one movie. It should have been done right and turned into a few movies.
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  3. Pucker

    Pucker We all have it coming, kid

    I had a friend once -- isn't that sad? Had a friend . . . -- who would interject every time I used the word truth in conversation:

    "Your truth."

    I miss that.
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  4. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Yes, I would miss that so.
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  5. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    I don't watch the movies, because I'd rather read the books. Shawshank Redemption, however, is a great movie of a great story.
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  6. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Well, there are some great movies based on sK stories. Have you seen The Mist or 1408 or The Green Mile?
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  7. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    I saw The Mist but not the other two.
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  8. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    The Green Mile ranks as the best, imho. A must see for all sK fans. 1408 is really great. Misery is superb. The Dead Zone is very good.
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  9. Takoren

    Takoren Well-Known Member

    I have not seen Hearts in Atlantis and have no great desire to. I loved the book, and got excited when I heard they were making a movie, especially as Anthony Hopkins was starring in it and he's who I pictured as Brautigan when I read it!! That just about never happens! But then I heard:

    1. That they were only adapting Low Men in Yellow Coats and yet still calling it Hearts in Atlantis, and
    2. That the Low Men were being turned into shadowy government G-Men rather than agents of the Crimson King, and that in fact all DT references were being removed.

    My desire now to see that movie has slid down to -2.
  10. Takoren

    Takoren Well-Known Member

    I mean, I knew they weren't gonna be able to adapt the whole thing, but I figured at least we'd get a bit of Why We're in Viet Nam and Heavenly Shades of Night are Falling. In fact, when I heard David Morse was in the case, I thought, "Yeah, he'd make a great grown-up Sully. I hope that's who he's playing and not grown-up Bobby, because Bobby was the smaller, skinnier kid."
  11. Brittney

    Brittney Active Member

    i thought the movie was a little bit of a drag is the book pretty good? i hate to ask that on a stephen king novel but some can be a little slower. just curious :)
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  12. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Never did see the movie but I really enjoyed the book - it's well worth finding. You could probably order it from your local library or find it in a thrift store if you're lucky.
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  13. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    The movie only used the first part of the book and I was glad it did. Te entire book would have made a rambling shambles of a film. I enjoyed the part that was used as a story on it's own. The whole book is something else and truly amazing.
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