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Posted on 2006.07.05 at 19:38
where am I: home again home again
How I feel about it all: nerdynerdy
Soundtrack: Nada
Quick dash in from icky RL because ZOMG!!.


*dashes out*

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robinhoo at 2006-05-07 23:50 (UTC) ()
I know, I can't wait to see this! Desperation is my 2nd-favorite SK novel, and this cast looks fantastic. (Um, is it just me, or is Stephen Weber turning out to be The Stephen King Movie Guy?) My only concern is that, even from that blurb, I can tell they'll be departing from the book -- it sounds like Peter (Henry Thomas, ET Boy All Growed Up YAYE) is going to have an actual role, one that lasts longer than the first 5 minutes of the movie. *raises skeptical eyebrow* Please let it be good. I rillyrilly WANT it to be good.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-05-08 00:03 (UTC) ()
That's the problem with SK films. They could go either way. Usually they're good if SK is involved with the writing (like The Stand, which did divert from the plot a little, but nothing that didn't work).

*crosses fingers*
robinhoo at 2006-05-08 01:10 (UTC) ()
Yes, exactly. When they work, they really work: The Stand, The Shining (both versions, though I prefer the Kubrick myself, even though I know SK likes the miniseries better), Carrie. But when they suck? Oh my. Any version of 'Salem's Lot, for instance. *retch*
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-05-08 13:36 (UTC) ()
Yep. I've never seen any version at all of Salem's Lot.

But crap like that is one reason why it probably isn't a good idea to make a film/miniseries/whatever of the Dark Tower series, no matter how much the idea makes me want to start scribbling out dream casts.
robinhoo at 2006-05-08 13:43 (UTC) ()
I do that with every SK book I read -- dream-casting. Started doing it with Salem's Lot when I was 21. :) (Interesting side note: I cast Elijah Wood as Mark Petrie, even though I had only seen him in The Good Son and hadn't seen him in anything else for about four years at the time. He was too old -- 16 by the time I was 21 -- but in my mind he was still 12; I didn't know how old he was!)

But, erm, yeah. My point was actually not off the subject. It was: D00d, they said LotR was unfilmable? The Dark Tower series would be REALLY unfilmable. There's no WAY it would ever come close to what the fans imagine when we read it. SK is one of the greatest novelists there has ever been, in any era, but his books don't cross media genres very well!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-05-08 13:47 (UTC) ()
The Dark Tower series would be REALLY unfilmable. There's no WAY it would ever come close to what the fans imagine when we read it.

Of course, that's what they said about LOTR. But I think you're right.
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