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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:20 pm    Post subject: The Mist Reply with quote

It's finally happening!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0884328/
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you Cail. I'm really looking forward to this. my favorite King story finally adapted to screen.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank Darabont directed The Green Mile and Shawshank Redemption. This is guaranteed to kick ass!!!!! Very Happy You Rock
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I was thinking nearly the opposite. I'm not a fan of either film. Don't get me wrong, Shawshank was pretty good, but I don't think it deserved the copious praise that was heaped upon it.

The Green Mile made me want to gag.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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thank you Cail. I'm really looking forward to this. my favorite King story finally adapted to screen.


What is the Mist bout, pray tell.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Actually, I was thinking nearly the opposite. I'm not a fan of either film. Don't get me wrong, Shawshank was pretty good, but I don't think it deserved the copious praise that was heaped upon it.

The Green Mile made me want to gag.


Damn, you're a hard man to please when it comes to films! Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm stunned. Surprised

Shawshank Redemption is almost universally praised as the best King work to ever be made into a movie, and personally, I think The Green Mile is even better. I felt it got robbed, losing out for Best Picture to American Beauty.

The Mist concerns a small group of Maine residents, trapped in a supermarket by the terrorizing results of a government experiment gone horribly wrong in the area.

Chock full of King's trademarks of grim humor, brilliant characterization and unrelenting suspense.

His finest short novel ever, IMHO.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought Mile was unbelievably hackneyed, and was written and directed just to appeal to the Academy.

Shawshank was a decent movie I suppose, but I don't think it nearly lived up to the hype surrounding it. I think both The Dead Zone and Carrie, as well as the original {i]'Salem's Lot[/i] miniseries are better realizations of King's writing.

I'd go as far as to say that The Mist is one of the finest short stories extant, from any author.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I thought Mile was unbelievably hackneyed, and was written and directed just to appeal to the Academy.

Shawshank was a decent movie I suppose, but I don't think it nearly lived up to the hype surrounding it. I think both The Dead Zone and Carrie, as well as the original {i]'Salem's Lot[/i] miniseries are better realizations of King's writing.

I'd go as far as to say that The Mist is one of the finest short stories extant, from any author.


I LOVED Salme's Lot...very creepy. Still get spooked thinking about the kid at the window, scratchingto get in...

where is the mist avaialable? Now I must read it.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A collection of short stories titled Skeleton Crew. Good collection all around.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMFG. Best news of the day.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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thank you Cail. I'm really looking forward to this. my favorite King story finally adapted to screen.


What is the Mist bout, pray tell.


it is best not to ruin it. just read it. a novella, won't take too long. but it is just about perfect.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Missed this topic 'til now. Very Happy All very well, but I share Cails reservations.

(And I didn't like Green Mile either, although I thought Shawshank was reasonable, it wasn't as good as the book.)

The Mist is one of my favourite King stories. And it lends itself to a faithful screen replication because of it's length. Skeleton Crew contains some of my favourite King stories, and I think it was the first collection of short stories of his that I read.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been skipping the short stories when getting King's bibliography out of the library for Beorn. I guess I better add those in.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With a few exceptions, his short stories are excellent.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey Mr. Absolute!!! RITA HAYWORTH AND THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION is the worlds BEST novella in literature EVER!!! and it was a DAMN fine film adaptation.

i don't think there's a filmmaker alive that could have done better than Darabont did with Shawshank.

bizarrely conversely...the Green Mile film was such a piece of crap that i am NOT hopeful for The Mist

is frank darabont turning into mick garis???? lets just hope jamey sheridan doesn't turn up in The Mist!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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hey Mr. Absolute!!! RITA HAYWORTH AND THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION is the worlds BEST novella in literature EVER!!! and it was a DAMN fine film adaptation.
Simply impossible since it's neither Man in the High Castle, nor is it anything else by PK Dick.

It was a damn fine adaptation if you like saccherine and shmaltz.

King's best short stories (arguably) are The Mist and The Body.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'll arm wrestle ya for it!!! More Razz
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You know I'll beat you..... Very Happy
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