I was just reading Stephen King's Best Ten Books of the Year list, which included a Michael Chabon book which reminded me of the other movie I liked better than the book: The Wonder Boys. I saw the movie first (didn't even know it had been adapted from a book) and loved, loved, loved it. In fact, I need to go buy it on Monday. The book, on the other hand, not so much. I found it vaguely pretentious and arch and if I recall correctly, I didn't even finish it.
Stephen King writes in a way that is capable of producing a fantastic movie in the hands of the right film maker, Shawshank Redemption and The Dead Zone as other examples. Unfortunately, most of his books have been put into the hands of directors who easily see the overblown bombast in his work, but not the subtleties that underpin it, making them (some of them, anyway) classics of their time.Originally Posted by AJane;2742944;
Carrie is rare in that it is a fabulous movie of a fabulous book made by whom I consider to be one of the worst big-money directors of all time.