“Over the past four decades, the Stephen King movie has become a genre into itself. The Prolific writer’s works have spawned well over one hundred adaptations for both the big and small screen, ranging from modern classics of horror (‘Carrie’, ‘The Shining’) to Oscar-nominated fare (‘The Shawshan Redeption’, ‘The Green Mile’) to unapologetic, B-movie scholck (the King-directed ‘Maximum Overdrive’). The filmmakers who have put their stamp on King’s material include acclaimed auteurs Stanley Kubrick, David Cronenberg, and Brian DePalma, masters of horror Tobe Hooper, John Carpenter, and George Romero; and popular mainstream directors Rob Reiner, Frank Darabont, and Lawrence Kasdan.
Stephen King Films FAQ is the most comprehensive overview of this body of work to date, encompasing well-known hits as well as forgotten obscurities, critical darlings and reviled flops, the films that influenced King as well as those that have followed in his footsteps, upcoming and unmade projects, and selected works in other media, including comic books, radio drama, and the infamous ‘Carrie’-musical.
Scott Von Doviak also provides background information, analysis, and trivia regarding the various films and television productions, including ‘Bloodlines’-sections on related works and ‘Deep Cuts’-sections highlighting additional odd facts and ephemera. All you ever wanted to know about the King of Horror onscreen can be found here.” (fra bagsiden)
Om Stephen King Films FAQ:
Forlag: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 385 sider
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Apt Pupil: Precursors and Influences
1976 to 1983: Becoming a Brand Name
1984 to 1989: Overdrive
The 1990’s: The Castle Rock Era
2000 to Present: The Golden Years
Skeleton Crew: Short Subjects
Creepshows: Miniseries, TV series, and TV-Movies
Sometimes They Come Back: Sequels and Remakes
Rock-Bottom Remainders: Oddities and Ephemerea