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I disagree about "The Mist" being terrible, its just too a little too different and depressing specially the ending but its powerful indeed.

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Some of his newer books are so long ..over 800 pages..One wonders how a movie adaption could be made without losing the impact of the book itself.

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The movie is rarely ever better than the book, and sometimes the movie actually lives up to the book.

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Would love to see Cell made into a well done movie.

Would also love to see Dragon's Eye.

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Va_treehugger wrote:Would love to see Cell made into a well done movie.

Would also love to see Dragon's Eye.
Agree with Cell, but not with Eye of the Dragon. Eye of the Dragon was the one Stephen King I almost had to put down because it did nothing for me. The only reason I forced myself to finish was because I paid full price for it.

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Agree with Cell, but not with Eye of the Dragon. Eye of the Dragon was the one Stephen King I almost had to put down because it did nothing for me. The only reason I forced myself to finish was because I paid full price for it.
I can understand that. I liked EotD because it was different for him and I am a fantasy kind of person. It is not one of my favorites of his, but I think it would be interesting to see.

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I think the best movie adaptation from his stories was "The Shawnshank Redemption". Director plays a very big role in crafting a great movie and then comes the cast.

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^ Also, Carrie, Misery and the 1997 movie of The Shining were great adaptations.
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They have made so many adaptions of his stuff. Some were great: Shawshank, Misery, Carrie, Stand By Me, Running Man, Pet Cemetary, 1408 (much better than I expected, better than the short) ,The Mist, IT (great atmosphere in parts)

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Mr. King seems to be very busy.

I just checked out his movies on IMDB and he has 9 of his works "In Development". This includes Carrie, Pet Cemetery, The Dark Tower and It.

He has 4 items in Pre Production or just finished inclucing Creepshow.

I guess my favorite adaptation would be Stand by Me. And I LOVE his show Haven.

My son and I are currently watching Cujo.

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Va_treehugger wrote:Mr. King seems to be very busy.

I just checked out his movies on IMDB and he has 9 of his works "In Development". This includes Carrie, Pet Cemetery, The Dark Tower and It.

He has 4 items in Pre Production or just finished inclucing Creepshow.

I guess my favorite adaptation would be Stand by Me. And I LOVE his show Haven.

My son and I are currently watching Cujo.
He has already made movies on the 1st 2 movies on your list, unless he is making a remake and i have heard nothing on that score. :?

Dark Tower has now been split into a tv series (set to air on HBO) and a movie, both for 2012.
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Yeah, they are doing them again.

Stephen Kingman, I am glad you replied. I wanted to talk to you. You really did not like the book Bag of Bones? I saw the 2 part Mini-Series and REALLY liked it. Thought it was very much like Peter Straub's book Ghost Story. Liked the show so much I bought the book. Any words of wisdom before I attempt it?

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Va_treehugger wrote:Yeah, they are doing them again.

Stephen Kingman, I am glad you replied. I wanted to talk to you. You really did not like the book Bag of Bones? I saw the 2 part Mini-Series and REALLY liked it. Thought it was very much like Peter Straub's book Ghost Story. Liked the show so much I bought the book. Any words of wisdom before I attempt it?

Really? Wow what an awful idea, Carrie is a classic and it already has a sequel from 1999 which wasnt bad. Pet Cematary doesnt even deserve a movie, its too niche!

Bag of Bones? Well some people liked it but i rate it as one of his worst books because for me the plot went nowhere from page 1 to end and would have worked better as a very short story about grief and regret with a haunted lake district home as a backdrop than as a full blown novel which bored me to tears. I have written practically everything King has written and that remains his worst book in my opinion. But you may love it, different strokes etc :D
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Thanks for the review. It will be interesting to see how I like it.

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Va_treehugger wrote:Yeah, they are doing them again.

Stephen Kingman, I am glad you replied. I wanted to talk to you. You really did not like the book Bag of Bones? I saw the 2 part Mini-Series and REALLY liked it. Thought it was very much like Peter Straub's book Ghost Story. Liked the show so much I bought the book. Any words of wisdom before I attempt it?
I didn't like Bag of Bones either. Thought it was one of King's most how-hum works, except for the classic line, We sh-- in the same pit. Has anybody read the new one yet? I'm seeing surprisingly little buzz about this on this forum.

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