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Very good adaptation

Discussion in 'Secret Window' started by Rrty, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Tery

    Tery Dreaming in Middletown Moderator

    You are a bunch of fine people... very fine people
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  2. EMTP513

    EMTP513 Well-Known Member

    Fun to watch? I think it's creepy, especially the ending. I can't say what it is bc I don't know how to attach a spoiler alert.
    I like the movie though, if for no other reason than to shut my friend's husband up, who can't stand Johnny Depp just because lots of women "make googly eyes at Johnny Depp." He said Johnny Depp's a talentless actor, then went raving on and on about how his looks are the only thing he has going for him and how he was going to be out of a job when he loses his looks. But I digress.
    The ending of Secret Window is burned into my memory probably because of what I now know is an ECU (extreme close-up shot) of the character's body part.
    Richard, who's a director of photography, "liked the ECU closing shot."
    I thought it made the movie totally creepy, which of course I enjoy anyway or I wouldn't watch horror movies all the time. My mom couldn't understand why I watched horror. Her favorite movie was Gone With the Wind. She watched it every single year.
  3. Kacey Cunningham

    Kacey Cunningham Well-Known Member

    Secret window is one of my absolute favorite stories by Stephen King. I absolutely loved the movie adaptation as well! This movie was well acted and well written. One of my top 5 favorite stories and movies.
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  4. Maddie

    Maddie Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

    After all, and in the end, would you say that Mort actually DID
    'steal the story'
    and was driven to the madness by his secret guilt ?
    I've watched this so many times and that's just what I have always thought.


    Last edited: Apr 12, 2017
  5. Ceefor

    Ceefor Well-Known Member

    Good movie. :D
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  6. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Agree wholeheartedly.
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  7. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I've always thought the same. Historic guilt brought on by a bad break up.
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  8. Dynamo

    Dynamo Well-Known Member

    I love this one. I was only like 24 and this friend and I were really hung over and a little hair of the dog turned into us being full-blown drunk on the middle of a weekday. The only thing within walking distance to do for fun was the movie theater so we decided to go. He picked this movie, I hadn't read the story at the time and didn't even know it was a King movie. He was going to walk over to his place and change then meet me there. I bought my ticket and waited, but he never showed (passed out) and so I just went and saw it by myself. And I mean by myself, the theater was completely empty except for me. Maybe it was the alcohol but I loved it. However I've seen it many times since, sober, and still loved it.
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  9. BillFan2003

    BillFan2003 Bill and Georgie Fan

    I like this movie myself. Grant it I haven't read the story by Stephen King. This is one of Depp's better movies to me.
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