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Stephen King Goes to the Movies

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Muokkaaja: tammikuu 25, 2009, 2:37 am

So Stephen King has a 'new' book out, straight to paperback called Stephen King Goes to the Movies. Really it's a collection of Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, 1408, Children of the Corn, The Mangler, and Low Men in Yellow Coats. I might still pick it up because he added an introduction and commentary.

Anywho, the reason I started a thread about this is that he did an interview for Borders. Here's the link: Stephen King Goes to the Movies (video interview)

By the way, the video is broken into four sections. All worth watching. He talks about some of the movies that have been adapted from his stuff. He goes on to talk about Arthur Machen's The Great God Pan and some other interesting stuff.

tammikuu 24, 2009, 8:11 pm

I just bought the book (and wrote a review if interested). I wish the intro's were longer since they are all that was new.

tammikuu 25, 2009, 1:36 am

I was debating on buying the book or not. After seeing your review, I think I will. I still have a B&N gift card from Christmas.

maaliskuu 4, 2009, 6:21 pm

>2 jseger9000:

I, too, bought the book, only I had no idea what it was about. I just noticed it was a Stephen King book I didn't own, so I grabbed it. Mighty disappointed was I when I cracked open the cover only to find it was filled with old short stories, all of which I'd previously read.

maaliskuu 5, 2009, 2:54 pm

I was pretty disappointed by this, but at least I only paid the price of a paperback. The description on Amazon was a bit misleading. At first I thought that these would be long essays by King about the movies (which would have been GREAT). Then it seemed like he'd be just doing intros to the stories themselves, which would still have been nice, except all of these intros are extremely SHORT.

As I have all of the stories in other books, about the only good thing I can say here is "nice cover".

maaliskuu 6, 2009, 11:37 am

Bummer. I was expecting something else by the title, too. If I find it used for a couple bucks, I might buy it; but after reading some of the reviews above, I'm in no hurry to add it to my library just yet. Thanks for the advice, guys. :)

Muokkaaja: maaliskuu 6, 2009, 12:16 pm

The thing is, if you don't already have all the collections these stories are pulled from, it is worth picking up. The stories included are terrific and worth the read for sure. For me, the all too short intros and fun cover made it worth the mass market paperback price. If it were a hardcover, I'd cry foul, but I think he just wanted to have some fun with this one.

I do wish though that it were a book of essays with SK waxing philosophic about how his work was translated to the screen. That I'd grab in a heartbeat!

I also wish he would release an updated version of (or companion to) Danse Macabre.

maaliskuu 6, 2009, 12:26 pm

I do wish though that it were a book of essays with SK waxing philosophic about how his work was translated to the screen.

Yep, I agree with you there, jseger. That would be interesting. And yes, I do have most (if not all) of Stephen King's collections, so that's why I don't really consider it a must-have just yet.

lokakuu 9, 2009, 4:08 pm

It wasnt what I expected, I thought it was going to be reviews done by stephen king on movies, but when I did read it and find it was just a collection of his stories that were made into movies and now I dont think its worth it, mainly for the fact that I dont see the point in buying a book when I have already read all the stories in there, Its like if you buy every single record from a band and then buy their greatest hits, its pointless.

I am actually a little dissapointed that Stephen King agreed to publish it, as I do not see what purpose it would serve other than for finacial gain.

joulukuu 16, 2013, 12:13 pm

>9 cujo9: "I do not see what purpose it would serve other than for finacial gain."

I think it could be useful for someone who hasn't already read those stories.

joulukuu 26, 2013, 1:01 pm

jseger I am with you on the Danse Macabre idea. I have loved all King's nonfiction.