03-08-2007 07:04 AM
As an English teacher, I am increasingly disappointed with the reading ability of my students each year. I do believe, though, that great author's like King can help to bring more young people back to reading really good fiction. I keep some of his novels in my classroom library for independent reading, and every year I have at least one student who reads and thoroughly enjoys his work. He's a great writer with universal, multi-generational appeal.
05-13-2007 09:26 PM
06-20-2007 03:44 PM
As for the screenwriting comment- I can't entirely agree on things being better with King writing the screenplay. I suppose when writing a screenplay based off his own books it might be alright, but King should never- I repeat NEVER- be allowed to write an original screenplay ever again.
Those who have seen Sleepwalkers will agree.
I think that as far as King movies go, the shorter the book the better; the longer the movie the better.
Miniseries do better than full-length movies, and his short stories do better than his books. I thought the 'Salem's Lot miniseries that was out a few years ago was fairly well done, if not only very entertaining. Shawshank Redemption, as others have mentioned, is an amazing movie.
A lot of it has to do with the fact that the movie is better when you can fit more in it. Which is why short stories in full-length movie format are usually pretty decent, as are the miniseries.
I would love to see The Dark Tower in miniseries format- but in miniseries format ONLY. Unless they made a series of movies... then, that would be even better, although it would have to be 14 movies long if they wanted to fit everything in it! I know so many people would be angry to see the DT series on the big (or small) screen... but as much as some movies do the books no justice, it is exciting for me personally to see my favorite books "come to life".
Sent a letter in the mail in braille to Johnny Quest
Send me back my Etch-a-Sketch!
08-04-2007 03:39 PM
I pretty much agree with everyone else's point a view about the other adaptations.
I would like to see "The Eye's of the Dragon" made into a movie.
08-26-2007 03:40 AM
It's the other way around with SK as I equally enjoy most of his movies. Especially Shawshank The Green Mile, The Body (Stand By Me) and IT. A little upset with Dreamcatcher and Dolores Claiborne though as the the books (especially the latter) were brilliant! And I also love Rose Red n Storm of the Century.
09-09-2007 05:36 PM
09-12-2007 12:59 PM
Laughed my butt off in Dreamcather, I must say the bathroom scene in the book and movie killed me!!!!
10-12-2007 05:05 PM