The Films of Stephen King is the first collection of essays assembled on the cinematic adaptations of Stephen King. The individual chapters, written by cinema, television, and cultural studies scholars, examine the most important films from the King canon, from Carrie to The Shining to The Shawshank Redemption .
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About the Author
Tony Magistrale is Professor and Associate Chair of the English Department at the University of Vermont. He has published twenty books and is widely considered one of America’s foremost scholars of horror film, gothic fiction, and the work of Stephen King.
Table of ContentsThe Queen Bee, The Prom Queen, and the Girl Next Door: Teen Hierarchies in Carrie; A.M.Kelly Apt Pupil: The Making of a 'Bogey Boy'; D.Mahoney Maybe It Shouldn't Be a Party: Kids, Keds, and Death in Stephen King's Stand By Me and Pet Sematary ; J.Weinstock Father Figure: Suffering and Salvation in Hearts in Atlantis ; G.Hoppenstand The Lonesome Autoerotic Death of Arnie Cunningham in John Carpenter's Christine ; P.Simpson Tonka Terrors: The Humor and Horror of Trucks and Maximum Overdrive ; M.A.Arnzen The Long Dream of Hopeless Sorrow: The Failure of the Communist Myth in Kubrick's The Shining ; M.J.Blouin The Prisoner, the Pen, and the Number One Fan: Misery as a Prison Film; M.Findley Redemption Through the Feminine in The Shawshank Redemption ; or, Why Rita Hayworth's Name Belongs in the Title; T.Magistrale Christian Martyr or Grateful Slave?: The Magical Negro as Uncle Tom in Frank Darabont's The Green Mile ; B.Kent The Maestro: Race in the Films of Stephen King; S.Neilson Reaganomics, Cocaine, and Race: David Cronenberg's Off-Kilter America and The Dead Zone ; S.E.Turner The Feminist King: Dolores Claiborne ; C.Dolan Only Theoretical: Postmodern Ambiguity in Needful Things and Storm of the Century ; M.Pharr Rose Red and Stephen King's Hybrid House of Horrors ; D.Perry & C.Sederholm Gardening for a New Generation of Horror in Secret Window ; B.Szumskyj