It's finally actually starting (Dark Tower film)

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Post by Grammatron » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:18 pm

Doctor X wrote:Would it cure Insomnia?

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You know Doctor, Sleep would have been a better alternative.

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Post by Doctor X » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:09 am

True. Maybe I should have taken The Long Walk, you know, a Night Journey.

May have got a chance to see some Sleeping Beauties, but it would probably have made Rose Madder.

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Post by Nyarlathotep » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:37 am

Personally, I find it a lot harder to sleep during the summer. Different Seasons can make a hell of a lot of difference.
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Post by gnome » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:20 pm

Too many Watchers around in the summer. Amirite? *nudge*

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Post by corplinx » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:45 am

This guys fucks.

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Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:52 am

I am too fat. I really need to take up Running, Man.
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Post by Doctor X » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:05 am

Or maybe Thinner?

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Re: It's finally actually starting (Dark Tower film)

Post by gnome » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:36 pm

Wait, I know how we can measure how good the adaptation is....

On a scale from Lawnmower Man ('92) to Shawshank Redemption ('94), where does it land?
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:46 pm

gnome wrote:Wait, I know how we can measure how good the adaptation is....

On a scale from Lawnmower Man ('92) to Shawshank Redemption ('94), where does it land?
Maximum Overdrive

(Stupid autocorrect tried to change that to Maximum Overdraft. Which is an entirely different movie about a man who really needs to get his finances under control)
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Post by gnome » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:54 pm

*cringe*
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Re: It's finally actually starting (Dark Tower film)

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:29 pm

Lawnmower Man was 9 out of 10 stars
Shawshank Redemption was 9.1 stars out of ten

What the fuck! Stars don't have that kind of resolution. Your question is impossible to answer.

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Re: It's finally actually starting (Dark Tower film)

Post by gnome » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:14 pm

Rob Lister wrote:Lawnmower Man was 9 out of 10 stars
WHERE?

Don't tell me. Brett Leonard reviews films of the 90s.
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:27 pm

Maximum Overdrive. King claims to have been so coked up that he doesn't remember much about making it. And it shows in the trailer.

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Post by gnome » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:00 pm

He said the same about writing "Cujo." and "Tommyknockers".
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:11 pm

The guy did a lot of coke. Probably doesn't remember the 70s and 80s at all. Just went to bed one night in 1975 and woke up a best selling author in 1992.
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Post by gnome » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:19 pm

To paraphrase a joke from John Mulaney--

Fan: How do I become a best selling author?
King: Get drunk and do a lot of coke until you are in an almost constant state of blackout.
Fan: That works?
King: It didn't NOT work...
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Re: It's finally actually starting (Dark Tower film)

Post by gnome » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:28 am

gnome wrote:
Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:50 pm
If they remain slavishly devoted to the book, yes.

I hope they take the GoT approach--use the source material generously--keep the same narrative of which places the group winds up and why, have the mood of the settings faithful to the original. Beyond that the details are flexible... and they should be when moving from print to visual media.
Necro'd to say for the record: I hope that any adaptation does NOT take the GoT approach for the ending. That is all.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:46 am

It will suck.

An executive decision to this effect has been made at the highest level. :p
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