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Stephen King on the big screen

Author: Mark Browning
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Chicago, IL : Intellect Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From 1976 to the present day, there have been over 45 films adapted from the spine-tingling works of Stephen King. In Stephen King on the Big Screen, Mark Browning addresses the question of why some of the film adaptations of the world's best-selling author are much more successful than others." "By focussing on the theoretical aspect of genre, Browning brings an original approach to familiar films and suggests new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Film adaptations
Named Person: Stephen King; Stephen King; Stephen King; Stephen King; Stephen King
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Browning
ISBN: 9781841502458 1841502456
OCLC Number: 262429431
Description: 251 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Mind over matter : telekinesis: Carrie (Brian De Palma, 1976) ; The rage : Carrie II (Katt Shea and Robert Mandel, 1999) ; The dead zone (David Cronenberg, 1983) ; Firestarter (Mark L. Lester, 1984) --
Tales from the darkside : the portmanteau film: Creepshow (George A. Romero, 1982) ; Creepshow II (Michael Gornick, 1987) ; Cat's eye (Lewis Teague, 1985) ; Tales from the darkside : the movie (John Harrison, 1990) --
Sometimes dead is better : the body under the sheet: Silver bullet (Daniel Attias, 1985);- Pet sematary (Mary Lambert, 1989) ; Pet sematary II (Mary Lambert, 1989) ; Sleepwalkers (Mick Garris, 1992) --
Boys to men : rites-of-passage: Stand by me (Rob Reiner, 1986) ; Apt pupil (Bryan Singer, 1998) ; Hearts in Atlantis (Scott Hicks, 2001) --
The rise of the machines : 1950s science-fiction B-movie: Christine (John Carpenter, 1983) ; Maximum overdrive (Stephen King, 1986) ; Graveyard shift (Ralph S. Singleton, 1990) ; The lawnmower man (Brett Leonard, 1992) ; Dreamcatcher (Lawrence Kasdan, 2003) --
The great escape : prison drama: The Shawshank redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994) ; The green mile (Frank Darabont, 1999) ; The running man (Paul Michael Glaser, 1987) --
Books of blood : the write:. Misery (Rob Reiner, 1990) ; The dark half (George A. Romero, 1993) ; Secret window (David Koepp, 2004) --
The terror of everyday life and final girls: Cujo (Lewis Teague, 1983) ; Dolores Claiborne (Taylor Hackford, 1995) ; The shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980) ; The shining (Mick Garris, 1997) ; 1408 (Mikael Hafström, 2007) --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Mark Browning.

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