Stephen King Goes to the Movies

Stephen King Goes to the Movies

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ISBN-13: 9781596062573
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Publication date: 03/30/2009
Edition description: Limited

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Institute, Elevation, The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King) and the Bill Hodges trilogy, End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and an AT&T Audience Network original television series). His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark Tower and It are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

Hometown:

Bangor, Maine

Date of Birth:

September 21, 1947

Place of Birth:

Portland, Maine

Education:

B.S., University of Maine at Orono, 1970

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jseger9000 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
I rated this book at three and a half stars though the stories in the book (Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, 1408, Children of the Corn, The Mangler, and Low Men in Yellow Coats) deserve four stars, four and a half easy. The only reason I didn't rate the book higher is that all of these stories have appeared elsewhere. The extras are fun, but I wish there was more.If you have the collections (Night Shift, Different Seasons, Hearts in Atlantis and Everything's Eventual) the attraction of this book is the introductions King wrote. Each story has a one or two page introduction that talks about the origin of the story and/or King's opinions on the movie that was adapted from it. The question is do these warrant the price of the book? For me they did. The intro's are fun to read. He's pretty honest in them, frankly admitting to the problems the film versions of The Mangler and Hearts in Atlantis had. He also talks about his irritation with the crappy string of sequels to the (pretty decent) original Children of the Corn. He ends the book with his ten favorite adaptations of his stuff. Not surprisingly, all three of Frank Darabont's excellent adaptations are on that list (the book is also dedicated to him).I just wish that the introductions were a little longer. Also, a foreword with King talking about film adaptations in general would have added a star. I'm glad I picked the book up. It is an interesting novelty item. I just wish there were a little more to it.(Oh! And the Tales From the Crypt-esque cover is fun!)
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