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    Favorite Stephen King Story Turned Movie

    I'll probably get harassed for this, but mine would be Stand By Me

    I just watched it for the first time in years last night and the acting is great. Very memorable. Although, the original Shining and Shawshank Redemption are a close 2nd. However, I haven't seen Dreamcatcher yet so this may change!

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    Shawshank Redemption and Green Mile
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    The Shining!
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    The two Lando mentioned have to be my faves too.

    Opposite time: Your favorite King story turned into a really bad movie. Mine: The Dark Half. runner up-Running Man.
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    I did like Stand By Me and The Shawshank Redemption

    I thought Apt Pupil was horrible. The book was so much better and the movie was so watered down. Great casting as the great "Gandalf" (Ian) for the old man!

    I did truly enjoy The Stand Miniseries also.

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    From the novels of his I have read, and seeing most of them turned into movies, there have been some disappointments. Like Salem's Lot, that book rocked in so many ways, but the made for tv movie just didn't have any of that kick. Thinner was cool as a movie, Joe Mantegna made it worthwhile. But Pet Sematary takes the prize when it comes to being brought from novel to the screen. I read Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, and I can say the movie was better than the original written form. Green Mile, good movie, but it was like an exact copy of what was brought to screen. Good or bad, depends. Then there's the likes of The Dead Zone, Misery, and Stand By Me, all superb efforts.

    As for what went wrong: Graveyard Shift, The Lawnmower Man, and Sleepwalkers. That's all I got, folks.

    EDIT-You're probably wondering why I left off Maximum Overdrive....it's because that movie just rocks. Emilio at his greatest.
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    Shawshank Redemption definitely!

    Just watched Dreamcatcher too and I was pretty impressed with that, except the end part...coulda done something different.
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    No one's said Cat's Eye yet?

    I'd have to say his three great dramatic stories turned into his three best movies: The Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption, and Stand By Me. I'd love to see an animated version of Eyes of the Dragon, but I don't see it happening.
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    Wow that is tough. Iliked Cat's Eye, Pet Semetary, Green Mile, Shawshank, Stand by Me. I want them to make The Talisman into a movie. I think that would be good.

    Apt Pupil was the worst and not far behind was the Langoliers.
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