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    He likes to use the chestnut "See anything green?" too much, but he's still one of my favorite writers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by queenb
    I have another small problem with Stephen King... he sometimes uses the quotes from old songs, or little repetitive quotes that a character hears in his head, to the point of distraction. Still, fun to read.
    He does it so much those quotes get into *my* head.
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    I remember reading "It" when I was in high school. My mom got it and we were both reading it at the same time...I'd read when she was at work or in bed or whatever, and she'd read whenever she had time. I raced through it, huge book that it was, and was SO disappointed by the stupid spider ending. I felt like he just got tired of writing and threw a little something together to end the book. :roll

    I watched Kingdom Hospital last night. It was fricking weird. King wrote the teleplay for it, but I think it is based on previously written book or teleplay from a British show. It definitely has his stamp on it. I guess it's gonna be a series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy
    I wonder what Peter Jackson could do with the Gunslinger series?
    Funny, as I clicked on this thread, I was wondering the same thing, myself.

    A few thoughts:

    1. I think Peter Jackson is going to be the director Hollywood is going to tap for difficult projects for the foreseeable future.

    2. The only actor who can possibly come close to pulling off Roland would be Clint Eastwood. And even then, I'm not sure he could.

    3. I remember getting excited for the Hearts in Atlantis film, thinking that it would be the "first" Dark Tower film...sort of. But even before that dreadful ending, I realized the film could never tie in Dark Tower; there's simply too much to explain in the context of HiA!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy
    Was that Tim Curry? I don't think I knew that. Thanks.

    I agree with several of you; King's books often seem to end weakly -- even, or especially, those that are for the most part so strong I guess they make the endings weak by comparison. I also think the movie versions of his books seem to usually be awesome if it's a non-horror story (like Stand by Me, Shawshank Redemption or The Green Mile) but unimpressive when it is a horror story.
    I wonder what Peter Jackson could do with the Gunslinger series?
    I wonder what Peter Jackson could do with The Stand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Great Pyr
    I wonder what Peter Jackson could do with The Stand.
    Whatever he does, hope it isn't as long as the original film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravs
    Whatever he does, hope it isn't as long as the original film.
    It was an awfully long book after all. The original film was a made for TV
    mini series. I didn't like it much. I read somwhere that originally John Carpenter had the original option for The Stand (I like Carpenter), but could never produce the $$ to do the movie and book justice. That's why I made
    the Peter Jackson comment. With today's technology, honestly, the skies
    the limit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Great Pyr
    It was an awfully long book after all. The original film was a made for TV
    mini series. I didn't like it much. I read somwhere that originally John Carpenter had the original option for The Stand (I like Carpenter), but could never produce the $$ to do the movie and book justice. That's why I made
    the Peter Jackson comment. With today's technology, honestly, the skies
    the limit.
    True- however, I don't think The Stand would ever have a huge scale production if it was ever re-made by Peter Jackson or any other producer. I personally don't think it will be the 'must see' film to justify that sort of expense.
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    You're probably right...it's way old news. I still think it was King's best
    book and deserved better treatment than that mini series.
    A terrible beauty is born

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    I'd like to see a movie made of The Talisman. Or has there already been one and it sucked so bad it went straight to video and I missed it?
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