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#16 Angel

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 02:59 PM

[glow=yellow,2,200]Yea Kingdom Hospital looks like it'll be pretty good! Can't wait to get a look at it. As for the stand, I've read it (both) & love it, also The Shining was an excellent movie, the original is the best to me. Anyone see that newer version they made? Nice, but hey....that guy was no Jack Nicholson!  :)[/glow]
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Posted 08 February 2004 - 04:58 PM

I'm a big Stephen King fan.  I especially like the Dark Tower novels, but I've read all of his stuff except for his most recent books and stories.  I think his best book might be Rose Madder, but The Shining and It are both up there.  I've never seen any movies based on his works; I here they are generally quite poor.
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Posted 09 February 2004 - 02:38 AM

The Shinning and the book Misery was good.  I saw the shinning remake and I still like the first best. :)

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Posted 15 February 2004 - 10:21 PM

Okay, this is random, but I watched "Dreamcatcher" this weekend. The first thing I noticed was the flashbacks to childhoos for the main characters was Derry, Maine. That's two King stories with childhoods in Derry.

I wonder if it's a real place.

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Posted 05 March 2004 - 05:27 PM

I think Derry Maine is his creation.Like Castlerock.Try looking at www.StephenKing.com
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Posted 02 April 2004 - 09:58 AM

I saw Dreamcatcher, like it okay, but was told by a friend that the story was too boring to continue (maybe that's why she left it on the airplane, lol). I personally really like his ability to portray young boys in the carefree days of youth. He's really got that sentimental nostalgia market cornered, huh? lol But I have always loved Stand By Me (Book and movie) and thought the Long Walk was verbally stunning. I would LOVE to see a movie of that! Tried to get into IT, but man...he is WAY too wordy sometimes, lol. Anyone read the those two book he wrote as Richard Baucman? Desperation...and that other one? lol And can ya explain it??

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Posted 02 April 2004 - 12:42 PM

No joke. I'd love for someone to explain those two books to me. Desperation and The Regulators. One by Stephen King and the other by his altar ego, Richard Bachman. They are both stunning (although I like Desperation the most). They both have pretty much the same characters in it, but with eerie differences that are hard to explain. The story lines seem to coincide as well, but again... I can't understand why they are significant to each other. Who knows.

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Posted 02 April 2004 - 05:32 PM

they are similar stories written from the "other's" point of view...very odd, but you know even some of his wife's books take place in Castle Rock
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Posted 02 April 2004 - 09:39 PM

so is there no other connection between these two books other than the lose use of the same characters? I keep wanting to read something much deeper into it. I've read both of those books a half a dozen times... trying them out in different orders, thinking I'll catch something I didn't catch before. I think I'll be disappointed if there isn't a deeper meaning to it.

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Posted 03 April 2004 - 03:20 PM

don't they all have a deeper meaning?  Who knows in his mind all roads may eventually lead to the Tower
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Posted 03 April 2004 - 08:47 PM

lol. No, because that would mean he'd actually have to GET to the tower sometime before he dies.

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 03:23 PM

I can see it now: Part Twenty-three of the Trilogy.
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Posted 05 April 2004 - 11:23 AM

I felt them movie was the biggest waste of my time.  I generally like Stephen King, but found the movie predictable and poorly done.
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Posted 06 April 2004 - 09:57 AM

Very few of his books translate well onto the screen.
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Posted 06 April 2004 - 01:19 PM

I Agree alot of the books they don't do the movies very well, I love the books. But some of the movies were a waste it is sad but true.




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