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Discussion in 'Christine' started by LoneWolfofWW2, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. LoneWolfofWW2

    LoneWolfofWW2 New Member

    This is a personal question for Stephen King. Christine was my childhood movie. I grew up watching and loving this movie and still own and watch it to this day. It even helped start my love for old muscle cars. In the end scene of Christine in the junk yard they just crushed Christine. The camera pans in to show Christine moving to repair herself. Then it goes to a black screen. All I ask is why won't Stephen King make a sequel? I would do anything to see a sequel to Christine and see that beloved 1958 Plymouth Fury come back to life. Please make a sequel.
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  2. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    Welcome to the site. Stephen's work-load doesn't allow for him to read and reply to messages sorry.
    My guess is that if he hasn't written a sequel to a story, then perhaps he feels that the tale is already done? (I think he likes to allow for folks to use their imagination for what comes next.)

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....welcome LW....Flake speaks true...that tale has been told and unlike the Fury, won't regenerate itself...
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  4. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Have you tried reading the book? It has a different ending from the film and it is only suggested that the car returned after it was destroyed. Stephen King wrote a sequel to The Shining but I don't think he's generally keen on the idea of sequels. Try the book, maybe it'll blow your hair back. Welcome.
  5. Dynamo

    Dynamo Active Member

    Is it pretty good? It's one of the few old-school King books I've never read. I enjoy the movie, it's a marriage of my favorite director and author, but it's not one of Carpenter's best and the story (at least what I know from the film) isn't one of my favorite King tales either. It's a fun idea that made a fun movie but I've never been excited enough to sit down to 500+ pages of it. Christine is not It or The Stand in length but it's also not one of the shorter novels like Carrie or Cujo as I expected it would be. I'll probably read it before too long but I've seen the movie a lot so it's not high on my list of things I'm dying to read.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....from this old fart's perspective, you miss out on a foundation stone of the King canon if you don't.....it's very well done and the pacing makes it feel like a much shorter novel....
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  7. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I think it is a great book, despite the mid-book POV change. It takes a minute to adjust (and shift gears, ha) but I wouldn't call it a flaw. Where is it written that a writer (who is the Creator of his own world) can't tell his story the way he pleases? King has always experimented with different ways to tell a story (IT, Dolores Claiborne, DT series) and I'll eat my shorts if, subsequently, half the writing population hasn't tried to emulate him.

    Christine is about high school, first cars, fighting with friends over a girl, learning responsibility, and, of course, death. King wrote a slew of books early in his career that scream Bachman Turner Overdrive, machismo, and demolition derby horror. Christine fits in this category.
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