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Old 02-15-2007, 06:37 PM   #16
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This is gonna be cool. They'd better make it long enough, if they gut it I'm not going to be happy. But think how long it would have to be to be complete?

Casting...Roland will be tough. I honestly can't think of anyone appropriate. I guess a younger Clint Eastwood would have worked, but obviously that ain't happening. Eddie, hmm, Matt Damon? I can't think of a good Jake either. What about Susannah? Maybe Jada Pinkett or Sanaa Lathan.
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My brother says Vivica A. Fox for Susannah. I dunno who I'd choose for Susannah. Well really... when I think of Susannah, I think of the anchor for my local news, but I don't think that would happen
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:40 PM   #18
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Well...that definitely needs to happen

I could see Vivica Fox, she's a bit old for the part but doesn't look it, and she has some attitude so she could handle the 'Detta Walker parts. Gabrielle Union would work too actually.
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This is fairly exciting news. HBO would be perfect for it.

Speaking of King movies and such, anyone in here see The Stand? Was a mini-series on ABC. I have it on DVD, actually.
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^ I thought the Stand was excellent. Pretty well-cast & well-done. Most of the "made for TV" King movies have been better than the theatrical releases, other than the non-horror ones (Stand By Me, Shawshank, Green Mile).
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I enjoyed it as well. Watching it on DVD, years after seeing it for the first time, it was not quite as great as I remembered it, but it was still very good, or so I thought.
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This is fairly exciting news. HBO would be perfect for it.

Speaking of King movies and such, anyone in here see The Stand? Was a mini-series on ABC. I have it on DVD, actually.
I have it DVR'd right now, definitely going to start watching it tomorrow.

How about the Steven Weber / Rebecca DeMornay version of The Shining? I really liked that one, but it cannot top the Kubrick / Nicholson one.
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Yeah, although the TV adaptation of The Shining was FAR more loyal to the book, as a stand-alone work, it wasn't nearly as good as Kubrick's severely flawed, yet classic film.
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Definitely.

The shot of Frozen Jack at the end absolutely kills me.

And the topiary maze replaced the Lawn Creatures because of special effects issues. I liked the maze more to be honest.

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the Lawn Creatures in the miniseries weren't that great. In the novel though, holy shit. Scariest thing I've ever read/seen.
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I need to read some of his books, should I start with the Dark Tower series?

Or go with the classics like It, The Shining, Dreamcatcher, etc...?
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You can't go wrong with The Dark Tower series. As a whole (I consider all 7 volumes one story) it's the single greatest novel I've ever read. It really trumps the Lord of the Rings in terms of scope, character and emotion, and all around coolness.

I wouldn't recommend Dreamcatcher right off the bat though. Not one of his strongest novels. The Shining was the first King book I ever read though. Also the scariest. Read that. Then watch Kubrick's film again. You will feel cheated.
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haha, thanks

My friend told me really good things about Dreamcatcher, but if it's shitty like the movie I will disappointed.

Cheers to The Shining and Dark Tower.
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Dreamcatcher is much better than the movie. Still not one of his best though.
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I need to read King's and Philip K. Dick's, work.

Wow, did not know The Running Man was a King novel.

I'll add that and Misery to the list.
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