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Old 03-10-2016, 09:35 AM   #1
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Why is there no thread for this yet?

One of my most beloved epics growing up, coming to movie houses/televisions soon. I may have to upgrade to 4K just for this.

Idris Elba
Matthew McConaughey
Aaron Paul

...and who for Susannah/Odetta/Detta?


I just hope it doesn't suck like many of the other adaptations of Stephen King's work...but with this cast, and Nikolaj Arcel directing...the sky's the limit for a very long and satisfying franchise.


Let's do this.
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Cautiously optimistic for this.

Aaron Paul is a poor option.
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Hmm. Maybe? He really wants/wanted the role, from what I understand. That can lead to some truly beautiful results. (see: True Detective, S01)
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Cautiously optimistic for this.

Aaron Paul is a poor option.
He's a great pick, except that he's just going to be Jesse again.

I have no expectations, because I hate this series pretty vehemently.
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Absolutely one of the worst reading experiences of my life, barring books 2 and 3. King may be my favorite author, and I'll watch this, but that entire series is a huge waste of time

 
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Exactly why it's a poor choice.
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Not liking Wizard and Glass is madness.
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It was an interesting attempt at an uber-novel. It had its moments. I have less than zero expectations for any tv/film adaptation thereof. The track record of Stephen King adaptations - Shawshank Redemption, maybe Pet Semetary aside - is abysmal.

(Ok, I don't entirely count The Shining, because it was a Stanley Kubrick film first, and an adaptation second).
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The Dead Zone
Misery
Stand By Me
Carrie
Dolores Claiborne

Also exceptions to the Stephen King Adaptations Suck Ass rule. But yeah, the list that supports the rule is rather long lol
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Not liking Wizard and Glass is madness.

This was my reaction when I first saw Ashley's take on the series, as that was my favorite of the books, easily.

I seem to be in the minority of also enjoying Wolves of the Calla, as it just felt like an old school Western to me.

The last two books are extremely mixed bags, as King disappears (or I should say appears) up his own asshole. I enjoy meta stuff, but much of what he did was ridiculous and eye-rolling.

Coincidentally, I'm currently reading The Wind Through The Keyhole, and considering it seems the most like Wizard/Wolves, enjoying it pretty well so far.
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I read TWTTK a few months ago and was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it, and being back in that world.
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This was my reaction when I first saw Ashley's take on the series, as that was my favorite of the books, easily.

I seem to be in the minority of also enjoying Wolves of the Calla, as it just felt like an old school Western to me.

The last two books are extremely mixed bags, as King disappears (or I should say appears) up his own asshole. I enjoy meta stuff, but much of what he did was ridiculous and eye-rolling.

Coincidentally, I'm currently reading The Wind Through The Keyhole, and considering it seems the most like Wizard/Wolves, enjoying it pretty well so far.
Agreed with pretty much all of this. W&G is easily tops. The writing of the "flashback" story is seriously beautiful. Also a big fan of Wolves, close to being the most outright fun of any of them. And yep, Keyhole is really lovely much like the best parts of W&G, Wolves and Wastelands.
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And as far as Straight King adaptations go, I'm really enjoy 11.22.63 so far. Solid stuff.
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I must frankly admit that I like 'The Gunslinger' the best, what it suggested about what this uber-novel might have been. I'm not saying the rest of the series completely departs from that, but The Gunslinger, written so much earlier than the rest, has its own sensibility, closer dare I say it to The Stand... with its world so tantalisingly close to a vision of our own possible far future... than to the somewhat muddled mythos that came out later on (equal parts Wizard of Oz, Tolkien and Good, Bad & The Ugly).

I stand corrected on some of those film adaptations; Misery is definitely worth a mention, yes. Never seen Dolores Clairborne.
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