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(Onion AV Club)   Spending several seasons paying homage to Stephen King and Steven Spielberg was just practice for their next project   (tv.avclub.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Stephen King, Steven Spielberg, The Talisman, Peter Straub, Black House, DreamWorks, nascent Dark Tower books, hands of Steven Spielberg  
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2021-03-06 2:36:23 AM  
This could be good, but I don't usually care for child actors. I hope they age up Jack a bit.
 
2021-03-06 6:36:26 AM  
Glad that this will be a miniseries and not a movie. Talisman is one of his best stories and deserves to be told right. Maybe this will wash the bad taste of the new Stand out of our mouths.

Rereading the Stand now just to get that out of my mind, Frannie was awful

I read somewhere the Institute is getting the miniseries treatment too. Classic King great "kids with special powers and crap happens" book.
 
2021-03-06 7:06:26 AM  
The  whole Sunshine Gardener section of the story is pure awesome
 
2021-03-06 7:13:03 AM  
*sigh*
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2021-03-06 8:59:51 AM  
I thought it was a homage to product placement.
 
2021-03-06 9:05:47 AM  
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2021-03-06 9:27:37 AM  
Steven Spielberg, who bought the rights to the book before it was even published back in the 1980s, and who's spent decades trying to put the pieces in place for his Amblin Entertainment to get it on the screen.

Why would Spielberg have trouble getting a movie made?
 
2021-03-06 9:43:52 AM  

Mugato: Steven Spielberg, who bought the rights to the book before it was even published back in the 1980s, and who's spent decades trying to put the pieces in place for his Amblin Entertainment to get it on the screen.

Why would Spielberg have trouble getting a movie made?


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2021-03-06 10:51:23 AM  

Brat E. Pants: This could be good, but I don't usually care for child actors. I hope they age up Jack a bit.


Yeah, I usually can't stand movies with kids playing the prominent roles but Stranger Things was really well cast.
 
2021-03-06 11:45:05 AM  
Talismain is a great, great book.  Peter Straub is a really good writer, and combined with Kings twisted tales makes for a good, meaty read.

I am certain they will screw this up.
 
2021-03-06 11:52:45 AM  

Rent Party: Talismain is a great, great book.  Peter Straub is a really good writer, and combined with Kings twisted tales makes for a good, meaty read. I am certain they will screw this up.


How many good movies based on King's books that are faithful to the source material are actually good? You can name some that are worthwhile but more often than not they aren't.
 
2021-03-06 12:00:26 PM  

Mugato: Rent Party: Talismain is a great, great book.  Peter Straub is a really good writer, and combined with Kings twisted tales makes for a good, meaty read. I am certain they will screw this up.

How many good movies based on King's books that are faithful to the source material are actually good? You can name some that are worthwhile but more often than not they aren't.


I can think of none, hence my certainty.  The Shining maybe, depending on your defenition of "faithful to the source material."
 
2021-03-06 12:05:53 PM  

Rent Party: I can think of none, hence my certainty. The Shining maybe, depending on your defenition of "faithful to the source material."


The Shining film was great but King didn't like it because it deviated from his book too much. Then in the late 1990s he oversaw a miniseries that was faithful to the book and it was not good to say the least.

Which sucks because it really should have been a miniseries instead of a two hour movie. Jack went crazy too quickly. It didn't help that they hired Nicholson, who was the go to actor for crazy at the time. Still a great film.
 
2021-03-06 12:18:06 PM  

Mugato: Rent Party: Talismain is a great, great book.  Peter Straub is a really good writer, and combined with Kings twisted tales makes for a good, meaty read. I am certain they will screw this up.

How many good movies based on King's books that are faithful to the source material are actually good? You can name some that are worthwhile but more often than not they aren't.


I like Maximum Overdrive because if you get really close to the TV you can still get a buzz from all of the coke.
 
2021-03-06 1:20:42 PM  
How do The Green Mile and Misery differ?

The real question is how many are made *better* by movie changes, and that list pretty much starts and ends with The Mist.
 
2021-03-06 1:26:07 PM  

AdrienVeidt: The real question is how many are made *better* by movie changes, and that list pretty much starts and ends with The Mist.


I'd say even if it was done well the faithful miniseries wouldn't have been as good as the Kubrick film.

"It", mostly the two recent movies but even the miniseries didn't have boys run a train run on a 12 year old girl.


Not Stephen King books but while we're on the subject of movies that were better than the book

Jaws by a mile.
Jurassic Park by a few yards.
 
2021-03-06 1:29:42 PM  
Absolutely my favorite King book, I've recommended it to countless people over the years.
I, too, am glad it's going to be a miniseries instead of a movie.
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2021-03-06 4:17:13 PM  
I love how Stephen seems to be such a fanboy of his own work

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2021-03-06 4:24:35 PM  

Wendigogo: I love how Stephen seems to be such a fanboy of his own work [Fark user image 425x464]


"You're wearing a t-shirt for the movie that was adapted from your book....

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2021-03-06 5:33:55 PM  

Mugato: AdrienVeidt: The real question is how many are made *better* by movie changes, and that list pretty much starts and ends with The Mist.

I'd say even if it was done well the faithful miniseries wouldn't have been as good as the Kubrick film.

"It", mostly the two recent movies but even the miniseries didn't have boys run a train run on a 12 year old girl.


Not Stephen King books but while we're on the subject of movies that were better than the book

Jaws by a mile.
Jurassic Park by a few yards.


Godfather
Silence of the Lambs (very faithful to the book, just really well done)
25th Hour (good book!  Great movie)
 
2021-03-06 6:35:24 PM  

Naido: Silence of the Lambs (very faithful to the book, just really well done)


If you were to tell me a movie that had Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Harvey Kietel, Ralph Finnes, Emily Watson, and Mary Louise-Parker in it was going to suck as much as Red Dragon, I wouldn't believe you.
 
2021-03-06 7:15:36 PM  

Wendigogo: I love how Stephen seems to be such a fanboy of his own work

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If I was going to make a shiatload of money from my book being adapted for the big screen, I'd be advertising the hell out of it, too.
 
2021-03-06 8:44:01 PM  
FINALLY! DON'T FARK IT UP! SHUT UP AND TAKE ALL MY MONEY!
 
2021-03-06 9:34:46 PM  

lindalouwho: Wendigogo: I love how Stephen seems to be such a fanboy of his own work

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If I was going to make a shiatload of money from my book being adapted for the big screen, I'd be advertising the hell out of it, too.


Mmkay? I said it in admiration. It's adorable.
 
2021-03-06 9:46:25 PM  

Wendigogo: lindalouwho: Wendigogo: I love how Stephen seems to be such a fanboy of his own work

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If I was going to make a shiatload of money from my book being adapted for the big screen, I'd be advertising the hell out of it, too.

Mmkay? I said it in admiration. It's adorable.


Wait, did you take something negative from my comment?
 
2021-03-06 9:56:37 PM  

lindalouwho: Wendigogo: lindalouwho: Wendigogo: I love how Stephen seems to be such a fanboy of his own work

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If I was going to make a shiatload of money from my book being adapted for the big screen, I'd be advertising the hell out of it, too.

Mmkay? I said it in admiration. It's adorable.

Wait, did you take something negative from my comment?


It's hard to tell on here at times. I figured you thought I was making fun of him.
 
2021-03-06 10:11:55 PM  

Wendigogo: lindalouwho: Wendigogo: lindalouwho: Wendigogo: I love how Stephen seems to be such a fanboy of his own work

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If I was going to make a shiatload of money from my book being adapted for the big screen, I'd be advertising the hell out of it, too.

Mmkay? I said it in admiration. It's adorable.

Wait, did you take something negative from my comment?

It's hard to tell on here at times. I figured you thought I was making fun of him.


I agree it's hard to tell sometimes, especially since, oh say,
 
2021-03-06 10:12:24 PM  
*somewhere around 2016.
 
2021-03-06 11:17:51 PM  

Mugato: Steven Spielberg, who bought the rights to the book before it was even published back in the 1980s, and who's spent decades trying to put the pieces in place for his Amblin Entertainment to get it on the screen.

Why would Spielberg have trouble getting a movie made?


I bet in those days, '80s-'90s, if Spielberg was going to direct a Talisman movie then yeah it would get made as soon as he wanted. It doesn't sound to me like he ever really wanted to direct it though. He wanted to produce it. Now consider that Stephen King adaptations have been hot commodities at times, and other times no one was really interested in spending a decent amount of money making one. The Talisman would cost money to make it like the book. So imagine if you're the financial guy and he comes in and says he wants his company to produce it, that's gonna get a 'meh' from you. You'd probably counter with "How about you make another Jurassic Park or Indiana Jones movie?". That's how I see it dragging out all these years. When I first read The Stand it was already being promoted that George Romero would 'soon' make a motion picture out of it. Then it took about fifteen years for the first miniseries to come out. The movie business is weird.
 
2021-03-07 3:17:56 PM  

Wendigogo: I love how Stephen seems to be such a fanboy of his own work

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He wears that shirt in front of large numbers of fans, they buy the shirt. He gets a few bucks from the sales, but the fans are transformed into walking advertisements.
 
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