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Hollywood's Stephen King

Author: Tony Magistrale
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: Stephen King; Stephen King
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Magistrale
ISBN: 0312293208 9780312293208 0312293216 9780312293215
OCLC Number: 52542103
Description: xix, 233 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Steve's take : an interview with Stephen King --
The lost children : Carrie, Firestarter, Stand by Me, Silver Bullet, Hearts in Atlantis --
Maternal archetypes : Cujo, Misery, Dolores Claiborne --
Paternal archetypes : The Shining, Pet Sematary, Apt Pupil --
Defining heroic codes of survival : The Dead Zone, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile --
Technologies of fright : Christine, Maximum Overdrive, The Running Man, The Mangler, The Night Flier --
King of the miniseries : 'Salem's Lot, IT, The Stand, The Shining, Storm of the Century, Rose Red.
Responsibility: Tony Magistrale.
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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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