Just saw "Misery"

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Sentzeu
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Just saw "Misery"

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I am a Stephen King fan and as such I must say that I’m most impressed with the conversion of one his great novels: "Misery".

That movie was, just as the book was, one long thrilling psychological cliff-hanger. It was terrifying from the moment the psycho nurse from hell ties him to the bed, and Í almost couldn't watch as she treated him with the "hobbling".

Definitely one of the best Stephen King books to film, ever!

Don't know if I’ll be able to sleep tonight.

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Been a while, but I remember liking it. It's been a long time since I liked any of the King adaptations, though.
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Adaptations tend not to be so good. If they are good, then they stray a bit from the novel they are based on, and this in some peoples' eyes makes them bad.

My favorite example is The Shining, which as a horror movie totally rocked. Although clearly based on the novel, it was very different in some parts. A TV miniseries was made in the 90s, which was much, much more faithful to the novel, but was also (in my opinion) wishy-washy and not the least bit scary.

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I use to like Stephen King. Since. But, probably since 'the Dark Half', I find his novels too 'wordy' and with too little action between.
I enjoyed the film adaption of 'Misery' and 'Needful things', too
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I remember "Misery" as being the first Stephen King movie I really liked. It may have helped that I was sitting next to a girl I'd had a long distance crush on and was meeting again after years. :)

Since then I've developed an appreciation for "The Shining" as a Kubrick fan...

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I've noticed that the more magic that a Steven ing novel has, the more it sucks when they make a movie out of it. Misery was great, Dolores Claiborne was good. Carrie and The Green Mile were okay. But Firestarter, The Stand, and It were just awful.

I heard the was talk of making Gerald's Game into a movie but I'm not sure that making it true to the novel would earn it anything other than an NC-17 rating.
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Dragonrock wrote:I've noticed that the more magic that a Steven ing novel has, the more it sucks when they make a movie out of it. Misery was great, Dolores Claiborne was good. Carrie and The Green Mile were okay. But Firestarter, The Stand, and It were just awful.

I heard the was talk of making Gerald's Game into a movie but I'm not sure that making it true to the novel would earn it anything other than an NC-17 rating.
Gerald's Game was so internal I don't see how a movie could do it properly.

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ratbag wrote:I use to like Stephen King. Since. But, probably since 'the Dark Half', I find his novels too 'wordy' and with too little action between.
I enjoyed the film adaption of 'Misery' and 'Needful things', too
Rat
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