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Old February 1 2011, 01:45 AM   #46
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So nobody else loves Christine as much as I do? Really?


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Old February 1 2011, 04:10 AM   #47
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So nobody else loves Christine as much as I do? Really?


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Yeah, I loved Christine. It's undervalued, I think, because the one-sentence plot summary sounds stupid. I just wouldn't recommend it to someone who, for example, hadn't read It yet. But for those who are looking for excellent mid-80's high-as-a-kite King, something along the lines of Cujo, then this is a great read.
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Old February 1 2011, 05:04 AM   #48
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FYI :

http://collider.com/the-stand-movie-adaptation/73847/

The Stand was my favorite single Stephen King novel and the TV series is above average for a Stephen King movie, but I'd love to see the Stand done right...........
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Old February 1 2011, 05:10 AM   #49
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I was about to post that. I bet a bunch of other projects will pop up if these films are financially successful.
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Old February 1 2011, 05:14 AM   #50
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So is the Cell movie ever going to get made, or what?
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Old February 1 2011, 05:16 AM   #51
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Maybe now that The Walking Dead is popular. King did write a screenplay in 2009.
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Old February 1 2011, 06:05 AM   #52
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So is the Cell movie ever going to get made, or what?
Man, I hope so. I thought that was one of King's better novels lately. Started off quick and didn't let up till the end.
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Old February 1 2011, 08:18 AM   #53
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It kind of got derailed when Pulse came out with some of the same themes. Hopefully Cell will get made; I really liked the book.
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Old February 1 2011, 08:38 AM   #54
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FYI :

http://collider.com/the-stand-movie-adaptation/73847/

The Stand was my favorite single Stephen King novel and the TV series is above average for a Stephen King movie, but I'd love to see the Stand done right...........
M-O-O-N, spells trilogy!

Wonder if they'll get the same actor for Flagg to appear in both Stand and Dark Tower.
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Old February 1 2011, 04:37 PM   #55
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The Signal (2008) was loosely based on "Cell" by Stephen King. Basically same concept but totally different story. It was pretty weird but overall a memorable movie to me.
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Old February 1 2011, 05:19 PM   #56
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I think the director of hostil has the rights to it when he gets around to doing the movie. now hollywood is remake mode right now so how about a redo of cujo and maybe silverbullet.
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Old February 1 2011, 05:28 PM   #57
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Tommyknockers, IT, Thinner
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Old February 1 2011, 06:21 PM   #58
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what about them?
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Old February 1 2011, 08:23 PM   #59
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Yeah, I loved Christine. It's undervalued, I think, because the one-sentence plot summary sounds stupid. I just wouldn't recommend it to someone who, for example, hadn't read It yet.
I'd recommend it. What would be the point of recommending it to someone who's already had the pleasure?

In fact...

HEY ALL YOU NON-STEPHEN KING READERS OUT THERE! START WITH CHRISTINE! REALLY! IT'S AWESOME! ITS ABOUT A POSSESSED '58 PLYMOUTH FURY THAT KILLS PEOPLE AND FIXES ITSELF SO IT LOOKS LIKE IT CAME OUT OF JAY LENO'S GARAGE! THE BOOK AND THE MOVIE WERE BOTH BADASS!

Yeah, silly premise, but it's the coolest book based on a silly premise I've ever read.
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Old February 1 2011, 08:31 PM   #60
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For the longest time, I had a great deal of interest in reading The Dark Tower series, but was interested in reading it moreso because it appealed to my tates as a fan of Fantasy fiction than because it was written by King; however, after reading The Talisman and Black House (the first two King novels I ever read, BTW) and the first four novels in The Dark Tower series, he's now become one of my favorite authors in terms of the way he writes and his skill as a storyteller. I have seen the movie version of The Green Mile and really enjoyed it, but have yet to read anything by King outside of the 6 books mentioned above, and am not entirely sure that I ever will, mainly because a lot of his work doesn't really appeal to me even though I do, as mentioned, like the way he writes and the way he's able to successfully weave a story that is compelling and engaging.
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