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    More: Scary, Randall Flagg, The Stand, Jamey Sheridan, The Dark Tower, Stephen King's greatest villains, large cast of characters, book version, mythology of Randall Flagg  
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2022-05-27 9:10:38 AM  
A Stephen King movie universe could be a real rival to Marvel if only the rights to all his books were with 20 different studios.
 
2022-05-27 9:18:40 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: A Stephen King movie universe could be a real rival to Marvel if only the rights to all his books were with 20 different studios.


Yep.  The closest we've gotten to a cohesive Stephen King universe was probably the Castle Rock show on Hulu.  I would love a series of SK movies for different novels that can have the rights to all of the necessary references in other materials and actually give us a proper Dark Tower series.
 
2022-05-27 9:58:51 AM  
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2022-05-27 10:03:21 AM  
"This take on King's doorstep of a classic novel"

What the..
 
2022-05-27 10:11:37 AM  
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2022-05-27 10:47:35 AM  
They're leaving out an awful lot of Randalls Flagg.
 
2022-05-27 11:29:01 AM  
I just keep dreaming of how to spell moon.

/it's m-o-o-n
 
2022-05-27 1:02:35 PM  
I really like the Flagg character, this was a fun read subby. THanks!
 
2022-05-27 1:14:57 PM  

NeoCortex42: Rev. Skarekroe: A Stephen King movie universe could be a real rival to Marvel if only the rights to all his books were with 20 different studios.

Yep.  The closest we've gotten to a cohesive Stephen King universe was probably the Castle Rock show on Hulu.  I would love a series of SK movies for different novels that can have the rights to all of the necessary references in other materials and actually give us a proper Dark Tower series.


I'd settle a known actor to cameo as Flagg pulling a Stan Lee in the movies. Or just chilling in the background like Fringe.
 
2022-05-27 3:19:02 PM  
FTFA
"It's also his longest, with a Complete and Uncut Edition weighing in at 1152 pages."

annnnd we're done here.


Valerie Ettenhofer - professional writer everyone.
 
2022-05-27 4:30:48 PM  
It would be interesting to see how Tony Dalton would play Flagg.
 
2022-05-27 4:54:32 PM  

tom baker's scarf: FTFA
"It's also his longest, with a Complete and Uncut Edition weighing in at 1152 pages."

annnnd we're done here.

Valerie Ettenhofer - professional writer everyone.


I'm not sure what the point is that you think you're making here.
 
2022-05-27 7:26:24 PM  

Plaster Lion: tom baker's scarf: FTFA
"It's also his longest, with a Complete and Uncut Edition weighing in at 1152 pages."

annnnd we're done here.

Valerie Ettenhofer - professional writer everyone.

I'm not sure what the point is that you think you're making here.


That a page count is not a unit of weight that many of us recognize?
 
2022-05-27 7:47:26 PM  

falkone32: What the..


Maybe the meant doorstop (and fumbled it) because IIRC that book was huge?
 
2022-05-27 8:28:59 PM  
That's some good reporter research there. I like how King himself said that Flagg was the same entity as Lovecraft's Nyarlathotep and the article doesn't mention it. It seems like kind of a big deal in an article covering Flagg and who he is.
 
2022-05-27 9:56:34 PM  
Terrible road trip buddy.
 
2022-05-27 10:51:57 PM  
Jamey Sheridan didn't work because he couldn't pull off the aspect Flagg has of being able to appeal to all people, even people who are in opposition to each other. In today's terms, Flagg would have equal appeal to Trumpers and progressives. He'd appeal to Christians and non Christians. He'd appeal to Tom Brady fans and normal humans. Sheridan's version has limited appeal.

The latest one's problem was that they tied how much people worship him with how much magical power he has. It raises the question of how did he gain his first follower if he had no magic, since he didn't have any followers yet? If he gains power with being worshipped, then why wasn't his entire Vegas operation all about 24/7 worshipping of him?
 
2022-05-27 11:57:03 PM  

Herr Flick's Revenge: That a page count is not a unit of weight that many of us recognize?


Are you sure you actually speak English?

Because that idiom is not remotely obscure, and boxing in various forms has consistently been one of or outright the most popular sport in every nation of the English-speaking world across the last two centuries.  You cannot seriously be saying you don't know what 'weighing in' means while also professing the fluency to nitpick other people's writing.
 
2022-05-28 2:50:48 AM  

Birnone: Jamey Sheridan didn't work because he couldn't pull off the aspect Flagg has of being able to appeal to all people, even people who are in opposition to each other. In today's terms, Flagg would have equal appeal to Trumpers and progressives. He'd appeal to Christians and non Christians. He'd appeal to Tom Brady fans and normal humans. Sheridan's version has limited appeal.

The latest one's problem was that they tied how much people worship him with how much magical power he has. It raises the question of how did he gain his first follower if he had no magic, since he didn't have any followers yet? If he gains power with being worshipped, then why wasn't his entire Vegas operation all about 24/7 worshipping of him?


It seemed to me that the more followers he gathered the more crazy he became. At the beginning of the book he was amazing talking one on one with someone. By the end, even the people who would have killed themselves for him were having second thoughts.
 
2022-05-28 4:26:49 AM  

haknudsen: Birnone: Jamey Sheridan didn't work because he couldn't pull off the aspect Flagg has of being able to appeal to all people, even people who are in opposition to each other. In today's terms, Flagg would have equal appeal to Trumpers and progressives. He'd appeal to Christians and non Christians. He'd appeal to Tom Brady fans and normal humans. Sheridan's version has limited appeal.

The latest one's problem was that they tied how much people worship him with how much magical power he has. It raises the question of how did he gain his first follower if he had no magic, since he didn't have any followers yet? If he gains power with being worshipped, then why wasn't his entire Vegas operation all about 24/7 worshipping of him?

It seemed to me that the more followers he gathered the more crazy he became. At the beginning of the book he was amazing talking one on one with someone. By the end, even the people who would have killed themselves for him were having second thoughts.


I thought I recalled a point in the Stand when he realizes who he is after bleeping into existence. He was hovering over some guy's bed or something--I know i read this part.

Combined with his gradual loss of precognition, and, you know, the literal hand of God on the nuke, that Flagg was meant to represent a tool of God. Like, he was literally set loose to gather his minions for a nuking, and the only think that stopped that was the people he chose sacrificing themselves.

Then Flagg washes up on Tahiti or something and it starts all over.

tl;dr It was God all along
 
2022-05-28 4:27:54 AM  
*The people God chose sacrificed themselves

/It's 4 am, that post is a mess
 
2022-05-28 8:24:30 AM  
I would like to watch an adaptation of "Through the Eyes of the Dragon".
 
2022-05-28 3:00:58 PM  

Birnone: Jamey Sheridan didn't work because he couldn't pull off the aspect Flagg has of being able to appeal to all people, even people who are in opposition to each other. In today's terms, Flagg would have equal appeal to Trumpers and progressives. He'd appeal to Christians and non Christians. He'd appeal to Tom Brady fans and normal humans. Sheridan's version has limited appeal.


The walking dude is Tom Petty?
 
2022-05-28 10:20:06 PM  
Wait, who's this guy? Some poser, I'd imagine
 
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