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Old 10-10-2007, 11:23 AM   #11
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I noticed a long time ago that all the best King-based movies are short on his trademark horror.
That doesn't hold water, as there are plenty of non-horror King adaptations that aren't on your list (like Running Man, Hearts in Atlantis, Apt Pupil, Firestarter, among others), simply because they are not very good. I also liked Carrie, The Shining and The Green Mile, which all had horror/supernatural elements.

It's really the luck of the draw sometimes, the right mix of talent hits the same project, a short story flies under the radar and doesn't have the same level of studio meddling, or even a long-dead project coming to life under better circumstances.
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:36 AM   #12
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Just watched 1408 two nights ago. Another incoherent mess. A couple good gags to nowhere... How stuff like this makes it to the theatres always amazes me.

Wasn’t this one of the best-reviewed, most profitable movies of the year???
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:44 AM   #13
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Carpenter really did a crappy job with Christine (he has admitted as much himself) and of course the whole Lawnmower Man saga was a disaster.


Is it a coincidence that the best King films were made by people like Kubrick, Croenenberg, Darabont and Reiner??
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:40 PM   #14
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LAWNMOWER MAN

Nothing like the story, which is funny, and has to do with a pagan gardener.

MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE

Adapted by King, from a pile of his stories that concern evil machines. Just awful - bad dialogue, a story that goes nowhere, and not saved by Emilio Estevez.

The big problem with most King adaptations is that they miss the point - King stories, like PET SEMETARY, are not about zombies, they are about a family that loses a child. King takes a dramatic, people oriented story and explores it in the horror genre. The bad adapts ignore the drama and people and focus on the horror.

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Old 10-10-2007, 02:09 PM   #15
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Anybody ever seen THE DARK HALF directed by George Romero?

Someone told me it's bad, but the original story is one of my favorite King tales.
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Old 10-10-2007, 02:31 PM   #16
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Yeah Pet Cementary was a mess, but it was nothing compared to Maximum Overdrive. The only good part of that movie the the truck with the joker face ( my Dad painted that same face on a tanker truck which was uber cool)
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Old 10-10-2007, 02:37 PM   #17
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Children of the Corn.

Period.
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Old 10-10-2007, 02:42 PM   #18
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Carpenter really did a crappy job with Christine (he has admitted as much himself)...
Perhaps so, but the film has one of the coolest openings ever, to my mind. That camera close in on a set of fan blades...and to the thump-ka-thump-ka-thump of George Thorogood doing "Bad to the Bone," here comes the car down the line, hood open like an alligator's jaws... The film turned to crap shortly thereafter, but Carpenter won me over for the length of that initial sequence.
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Old 10-10-2007, 02:43 PM   #19
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This will be a LONG thread.
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Old 10-10-2007, 02:45 PM   #20
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Dreamcatcher was utterly unwatchable. The real mystery here is that William Goldman and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the script.

Flabbergasting.
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