Hollywood's Stephen King

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Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 22, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 233 pages
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For the past three decades, Hollywood has faithfully adapted much of Stephen King's fiction into film. Of the many major films that have been made, not one has lost money. Part of this may be explained in terms of King's own popularity in American culture; he has been, after all, a best-selling writer since the late 1970s. But more interesting is what this cinematic fascination reveals about postmodern American culture. In the first overview of Hollywood's major cinematic interpretations of Stephen King, Tony Magistrale examines the various thematic, narrative, and character interconnections that highlight the relationships among his films. Opening with a revealing interview with Stephen King, the book takes us through chapters that explore such popular films as Stand By Me, Misery, The Shining, The Green Mile, and The Shawshank Redemption among others.

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Stephen King has held his readers rapt for more than 30 years. For almost as long, Hollywood has been adapting those narratives for the big screen. Magistrale (English, Univ. of Vermont) offers a ... Read full review

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I just enjoy reading Stephen King's books and watching the movies based on them (some of the movies).....this book really took an in-depth critical look at SK's body of work. I found a lot of it to be ... Read full review


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Tony Magistrale is Professor of English at the University of Vermont. He has published extensively in the field of Anglo-American Gothicism.

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