Stephen King Goes to the Movies

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Pocket Books, 20 янв. 2009 г. - Всего страниц: 640
Stephen King revisits five of his favorite short stories that have been turned into films:The Shawshank Redemption(based on the novella "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption") was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and best actor for Morgan Freeman.1408starred John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson and was a huge box office success in 2007. The short story "Children of the Corn" was adapted into the popularChildren of the Corn.The Manglerwas inspired by King's loathing for laundry machines from his own experience working in a laundromat.Hearts in Atlantis(based on "Low Men in Yellow Coats," the first part of the novelHearts in Atlantis) starred Anthony Hopkins.This collection features new commentary and introductions to all of these stories in a treasure-trove of movie trivia.

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Пользовательский отзыв  - SarahEBear - LibraryThing

A wonderful collection of some of King's stories made into movies. The stories in the collection include: "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption" - you realise how good the film adaption was when ... Читать весь отзыв

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Пользовательский отзыв  - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing

I had read all of these short stories before, so I'll be brief (I hope!). This is a short story collection of Stephen King's that have been made into movies! I must admit, I only grabbed it because I ... Читать весь отзыв

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Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970, he became a teacher. His spare time was spent writing short stories and novels. King's first novel would never have been published if not for his wife. She removed the first few chapters from the garbage after King had thrown them away in frustration. Three months later, he received a $2,500 advance from Doubleday Publishing for the book that went on to sell a modest 13,000 hardcover copies. That book, Carrie, was about a girl with telekinetic powers who is tormented by bullies at school. She uses her power, in turn, to torment and eventually destroy her mean-spirited classmates. When United Artists released the film version in 1976, it was a critical and commercial success. The paperback version of the book, released after the movie, went on to sell more than two-and-a-half million copies. Many of King's other horror novels have been adapted into movies, including The Shining, Firestarter, Pet Semetary, Cujo, Misery, The Stand, and The Tommyknockers. Under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, King has written the books The Running Man, The Regulators, Thinner, The Long Walk, Roadwork, Rage, and It. He is number 2 on the Hollywood Reporter's '25 Most Powerful Authors' 2016 list. King is one of the world's most successful writers, with more than 100 million copies of his works in print. Many of his books have been translated into foreign languages, and he writes new books at a rate of about one per year. In 2003, he received the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. In 2012 his title, The Wind Through the Keyhole made The New York Times Best Seller List. King's title's Mr. Mercedes and Revival made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014. He won the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 2015 for Best Novel with Mr. Mercedes. King's title Finders Keepers made the New York Times bestseller list in 2015. Sleeping Beauties is his latest 2017 New York Times bestseller.

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