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Old 07-19-2006, 03:11 PM
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Stephen King Appreciation #1: The king of horror.

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His Works
The Talisman (2008) (in production) (novel)
Cell (2007) (announced) (novel)
Black House (2006) (announced) (novel)
Creepshow (2008) (pre-production) (short story)
1408 (2007) (pre-production) (short story)
From a Buick 8 (2007) (pre-production) (story)
Suffer the Little Children (2006) (story)
"Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King" (2006) (mini) TV Series (short stories)
"Desperation" (2006) (mini) TV Series (novel Desperation) (teleplay)
... aka Stephen King's Desperation (USA: complete title)
Umney's Last Case (2006) (short story)
The Mangler Reborn (2005) (characters)
I Know What You Need (2005) (short story)
Femme dans la chambre, La (2005) (short story)
Gotham Cafe (2005) (short story)
Home delivery: Servicio a domicilio (2005) (short story)
Sorry, Right Number (2005) (original screenplay)
Luckey Quarter (2005) (short story)
Sueño de Harvey, El (2005) (story)
Riding the Bullet (2004) (novella Riding the Bullet)
All That You Love Will Be Carried Away (2004) (short story)
'Salem's Lot (2004) (TV) (novel Salem's Lot)
All That You Love (2004) (short story)
The Road Virus Heads North (2004) (short story)
The Man in the Black Suit (2004) (short story)
Secret Window (2004) (novella Four Past Midnight: Secret Window, Secret Garden)
"Kingdom Hospital" (2004) (mini) TV Series
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003) (TV) (characters)
Autopsy Room Four (2003) (short story)
Dreamcatcher (2003) (novel "Dreamcatcher")
Rainy Season (2002) (short story)
The Dead Zone (2002) (V) (novel)
Carrie (2002) (TV) (novel)
Night Surf (2002) (short story)
"The Dead Zone" (2002) TV Series (novel)
Firestarter 2: Rekindled (2002) (TV) (novel Firestarter)
"Rose Red" (2002) (mini) TV Series (written by)
Children of the Corn: Revelation (2001) (V) (characters)
Hearts in Atlantis (2001) (book)
Strawberry Spring (2001) (short story)
The Mangler 2 (2001) (V) (characters) (uncredited)
Paranoid (2000/II) (poem Paranoid: A Chant)
The Green Mile (1999) (novel)
Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return (1999) (V) (short story Children of the Corn)
Sometimes They Come Back... for More (1999) (characters)
The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999) (characters)
"Storm of the Century" (1999) (mini) TV Series (written by)
Apt Pupil (1998) (novella Apt Pupil)
Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998) (V) (short story Children of the Corn)
... aka Children of the Corn 5
"The X Files"
... aka The X-Files (USA)
- Chinga (1998) TV Episode (writer)
The Night Flier (1997) (story)
... aka Stephen King's The Night Flier
"The Outer Limits"
... aka The New Outer Limits (USA: promotional title)
- Revelations of Becka Paulson (1997) TV Episode (story)
Quicksilver Highway (1997) (TV) (short story Chattery Teeth)
Ghosts (1997/I) (idea) (story)
"The Shining" (1997) (mini) TV Series (novel) (teleplay)
... aka Stephen King's The Shining (USA: complete title)
Trucks (1997) (TV) (short story)
Thinner (1996) (novel)
Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering (1996) (V) (short story Children of the Corn)
Sometimes They Come Back... Again (1996) (characters)
The Langoliers (1995) (TV) (novella From Four Past Midnight)
Dolores Claiborne (1995) (book)
The Mangler (1995) (short story)
Children of the Corn III (1995) (story Children of the Corn)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) (short story Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption)
"The Stand" (1994) (mini) TV Series (book) (teleplay)
Needful Things (1993) (book)
The Tommyknockers (1993) (TV) (novel)
The Dark Half (1993) (novel)
Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1993) (short story Children of the Corn)
Sleepwalkers (1992) (written by)
The Lawnmower Man (1992) (title only) (credit removed following lawsuit)
Golden Years (1991) (TV)
Sometimes They Come Back (1991) (TV) (short story)
"Monsters"
- The Moving Finger (1991) TV Episode (story)
Misery (1990) (novel)
It (1990) (TV) (novel)
Graveyard Shift (1990) (short story)
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990) (short story) (segment "Cat From Hell")
Pet Sematary (1989) (novel) (screenplay)
"Tales from the Darkside"
- Sorry, Right Number (1987) TV Episode (writer)
- The Word Processor of the Gods (1984) TV Episode (story)
The Running Man (1987) (novel) (as Richard Bachman)
A Return to Salem's Lot (1987) (characters)
Creepshow 2 (1987) (stories)
The Lawnmower Man (1987) (short story)
The Last Rung on the Ladder (1987) (short story)
Stand by Me (1986)
Maximum Overdrive (1986) (short story Trucks) (written by)
Srazhenie (1986) (short story)
Silver Bullet (1985)
"The Twilight Zone" (1985) TV Series (story Gramma)
Cat's Eye (1985)
Firestarter (1984) (novel)
Children of the Corn (1984) (short story)
Christine (1983) (novel)
The Dead Zone (1983) (novel)
Cujo (1983) (novel)
The Woman in the Room (1983) (story)
Disciples of the Crow (1983) (short story)
Creepshow (1982) (screenplay)
The Boogeyman (1982) (short story)
The Shining (1980) (novel)
Salem's Lot (1979) (TV) (novel)
Carrie (1976) (novel)
- Info from IMDB
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Old 07-19-2006, 03:13 PM
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Ive always been a big fan of Stephen King's work, mostly in his older work like IT, The Shining, Firestarter, etc. He is just a talented director and writer when it comes to horror.
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Old 07-20-2006, 03:27 PM
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I think he's an exceptionally talented writer and creates fantastic stories, but I'm not so sure about his director abilities (don't think I've ever seen one he's directed...as far as I know).

My real problem with his films - the people that direct them (aside from Mr. King, himself) don't do the stories justice! I'd LOVE to see a remake of his movies done the way he wrote them, you know? His stories are so rich and so perfect for film, but the studios are often too cheap to do them justice (that's the only explanation I can think of).

Really - his mind must be a treasure trove of horror! Imagine his childhood... (which is why I liked Lady in White, although it got too convoluted and ultimately didn't make much sense, it had potential and felt like an 'in' to the fantastic mind of this talented man).

Thanks for the thread, kiddo!
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Old 07-21-2006, 02:18 PM
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My real problem with his films - the people that direct them (aside from Mr. King, himself) don't do the stories justice! I'd LOVE to see a remake of his movies done the way he wrote them, you know? His stories are so rich and so perfect for film, but the studios are often too cheap to do them justice (that's the only explanation I can think of).
I completely agree with you. Some of the films he has directed were pretty cheesy indeed, take for example Creepshow and Creepshow 2. Though I do like those films since I tend to like cheesy movies, I can see why alot of people didnt find it all that scary as to falling over their chair in laughter. (My cousin did that once, nearly smacked him, lol) He is a great writer though (even though I havent really read any of his recent books) The Shining will always be a favorite of mine.
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Old 07-22-2006, 01:36 AM
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While Creepshow totally freaked me out! I didn't realize he directed that.

It's funny how some people find some things creepy and other people don't, and vice versa.

Right after I graduated from college I spent a summer in NYC interning at the Metropolitan Museum, and the apartment I subletted was owned by this woman who was a Stephen King fan. She owned all his books to date (this was some time ago so I know he's written quite a few since then). She only had a tiny black-and-white TV, and the whole apartment setting was kind of like Rear Window (even the apartment was SUPER tiny). I spent that summer reading through a lot of her collection and it was wonderful. Ah, memories...
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:25 PM
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I adore Stephen King. He's written some fantastic work, but hasn't always received the recognition he deserves.

I recently saw "1408" in theatres....twice. And I loved it. My main motivation for going to see it was because it was based on a story written by Stephen King.
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:34 PM
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Stephen King is a great writer, my favorite in fact.
I just love the book The Shinning and can read it
over and over again, the movie was just as great.
Nicholson did superb with this portrayal of Jack in
the movie, although others think the mini series
is better

actually, George A Romero directed Creepshow
and Stephen King wrote the script, they're great
friends and decided to do the movie together.
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Old 07-18-2007, 06:41 PM
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What are your top 5 Stephen King works?


Mine are:

1) Rose Red
2) It
3) The Shining
4) Carrie
5) Dreamcatcher
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:58 PM
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Mine are:

1. Cell
2. Pet Sematary
3. It
4. Lunch at the Gotham Cafe from Everything's Eventual
5. Rose Madder
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:24 PM
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i LOVE rose madder. i want it to be made into a movie so bad
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:18 AM
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i LOVE rose madder. i want it to be made into a movie so bad
Me too! But only if it didn't ruin the book.
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:21 PM
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Yeah. I don't want it ruined. I'm surprised it hasn't had a movie or tv miniseries yet. It's written really well, it would translate to the screen easily(if they found the right crew for it lol)
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Old 07-20-2007, 06:15 AM
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I love Stephen King, he's the first author that got me interested in reading.
My Favorites:
Pet Semetary
Cujo
Firestarter
The Shinning
The Tommyknockers
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:27 AM
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It's pretty well known that Stephen King makes a cameo appearance in all of his TV/Movie works.

I recently saw "1408", twice, and still cannot find where he would make his cameo.

Does anyone know which scene he is in?
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Old 07-20-2007, 12:47 PM
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I love Stephen King. I admire him as a director but I have yet to read one of his novels. I'm getting around to it.

All of his movies always make my skin crawl and they always freak me out the most. The creepier they are, the more I love them.

Funny , I had no clue that he had written 1408. Wow now I really can't wait to see it.

My five favorites:

1) The Stand
2) Rose Red
3) Storm of the Century
4) It
5) Langoliers (sp?)
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