Bad Movie Logo
"A website to the detriment of good film"
Custom Search
HOMEB-MOVIE REVIEWSREADER REVIEWSFORUMINTERVIEWSUPDATESABOUT
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
November 26, 2014, 11:36:46 PM
538205 Posts in 40749 Topics by 5133 Members
Latest Member: FireryMomma
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Other Topics  |  Television  |  Stephen Kings IT, your thoughts.... « previous next »
Pages: 1 [2]
Author Topic: Stephen Kings IT, your thoughts....  (Read 4093 times)
ER
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 298
Posts: 1758



« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2009, 11:29:53 PM »

Good movie, better book, except for the part at the end where in order to secure their pact they almost all had sex with Bev, which was just plain pervy of King.
Logged

Seeking Tir a 'nOg since 1978.
Dennis
Yes, it's true, absolutely true. I am a
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 224
Posts: 2173


I'm sorry, did I break your concentration?


« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2009, 01:41:03 PM »

I liked the mini series enough that I bought the DVD. I enjoyed the novel more, I must agree that Mr. King's novels can be long and contain a lot of backround information about the characters, I generally enjoy this sort of thing but it can get annoying at times. This is something that can't really be put in a movie. In the scene where young Ben Hanscomb is confronted by Henry Bowers and company he knocks Henry down then jumps down to the creek bed and hides till they leave, in the novel, in the seconds before this happens you get into his mind, he thinks about his favorite TV hero, Lt. Dan Matthews of "Highway Patrol".  Matthews is a chubby man, must have been a fat kid, Matthews is also a very tough guy who takes no #$#@ from anyone, he wouldn't just let himself get beat up, he'd do something. This is what gives him the courage and ability to take action. There's a lot of this sort of thing in a King novel and while it can sometimes be boring it usually adds to my enjoyment of his writing.
Logged


Science claims that hydrogen, because there is so much of it, is the building block of the universe, I dispute this, there is plenty more stupidity, and that is the building block of the universe.  Frank Zappa
Wag
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 38
Posts: 331


It's a real cat and carrot situation


WWW
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2009, 06:43:45 PM »

I remember liking the film version; I watched it a few times when I was younger although I have not seen it recently. That is something I might have to remedy. I haven't read the book yet though (I thought I had in my youth, until I saw how thick it was and realised I had not read anything that thick at that time of my life), but I intend to as I have recently finished my first Stephen King book and was very impressed.

Also (and I am hesitent to put this) I never realised Tim Curry played Pennywise until I read this topic.

Ha ha - this post makes me seem so dumb!
Logged

Where the hell is that soothing music coming from?
AndyC
Global Moderator
B-Movie Kraken
****

Karma: 1398
Posts: 11161



« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2009, 07:57:08 PM »

I really enjoyed this when it aired, and I can recall watching it a couple of times since. As nearly everyone has said, Tim Curry is amazing in this, and the ending left me scratching my head and wondering what the hell just happened.

I've been tempted to get the book from the library and give it a try, although I have half of From a Buick 8 and a Michael Slade thriller to read first.
Logged

---------------------
"Join me in the abyss of savings."
peter johnson
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 107
Posts: 1490



« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2009, 03:07:11 PM »

Re:  Sex with Bev --

As I said in another thread, King was trying to establish IT as a most ancient of Evils that had been around forever.  The oldest known continuing religious tradition that has a mythos of fighting Evil is Tantrism.  What was happening in the sex scene was that Bev was offering herself as a Dakini to empower the boys by focusing and magnifying their kundalini energies.  See the Wikipedia entry on Tantra, which isn't half bad.

It was via this ritual that such "miracles" as the harmless inhaler being perceived as a powerful weapon by the Ancient of Evils (IT) were achieved.  In the TV adaptation, yes, IT seems little more than a giant spider, sort of a companion to Shelob in The Lord of The Rings.  In the book, IT is something much much worse . . . we float down here . . .

peter johnson/denny crane
Logged

I have no idea what this means.
CaptnTripps
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 19
Posts: 159



« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2009, 07:59:21 PM »

do you think Pennywise could be some kind of decendent to the Crimson King?
Logged

"Look at this! It bit me, i've been savaged"
Doggett
Bustin' makes me feel good !
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 967
Posts: 8391


I've seen things you people couldn't imagine...


WWW
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2009, 08:25:32 PM »

do you think Pennywise could be some kind of decendent to the Crimson King?

I think Pennywise is a descendant of Ronald McDonald.  Wink
Logged

                                             

If God exists, why did he make me an atheist? Thats His first mistake.
WyreWizard
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: -24
Posts: 273



« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2009, 02:33:44 AM »

I've seen many TV makes of Stephen King novels.  I've seen It, the Stand and the Tommyknockers.  All of them were good.  But I would love to see someone make a film of one of King's newest books, Cell.

I would really love it if they did films of his Dark Tower Series.  Roland the Gunslinger deserves some screen time.
Logged

Babe, I'm leaving.  I must be on my way.  The time is drawing near.  The train is going.  I see it in your eyes.  The love beneath your tears.  And I'll be lonely without you.  And I'll need your love to see me through.  So please me.  My heart is your hands.  And I'll be missing you...
BTM
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 351
Posts: 2866



« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2009, 03:25:41 PM »

I would really love it if they did films of his Dark Tower Series.  Roland the Gunslinger deserves some screen time.

I've been told the guys from Lost have bought the rights to do film adaptations of the the books.  King is a big fan of Lost and says he trusts the guys to do a good job on it, whatever they come up with. 

One problem many have mentioned though is how to handle the character of Jake, who's eleven in the first book (and reappears in the third book to stay throughout most of the series)  Obviously, casting a young boy would cause problems as he'd grow while filming, and if the story would span multiple films, well, you can see how that would mess things up.  Course, I say given the nature of Midworld, they could just say that the place is aging Jake faster than normal, forcing him to grow up (physically and emotionally) faster than he normally would have.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2009, 02:12:59 PM by BTM » Logged

"Some people mature, some just get older." -Andrew Vachss
CaptnTripps
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 19
Posts: 159



« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2009, 07:54:30 PM »

If they do, and do a good job, I can die a happy man. Smile
Logged

"Look at this! It bit me, i've been savaged"
CaptnTripps
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 19
Posts: 159



« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2009, 07:54:50 PM »

do you think Pennywise could be some kind of decendent to the Crimson King?

I think Pennywise is a descendant of Ronald McDonald.  Wink
BounceGiggle BounceGiggle BounceGiggle
Logged

"Look at this! It bit me, i've been savaged"
Pages: 1 [2]
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Other Topics  |  Television  |  Stephen Kings IT, your thoughts.... « previous next »
    Jump to:  


    RSS Feed Subscribe Subscribe by RSS
    Email Subscribe Subscribe by Email


    Popular Articles
    How To Find A Bad Movie

    The Champions of Justice

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Manos, The Hands of Fate

    Podcast: Todd the Convenience Store Clerk

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Dragonball: The Magic Begins

    Cool As Ice

    The Educational Archives: Driver's Ed

    Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

    Do you have a zombie plan?

    FROM THE BADMOVIES.ORG ARCHIVES
    ImageThe Giant Claw - Slime drop

    Earth is visited by a GIANT ANTIMATTER SPACE BUZZARD! Gawk at the amazingly bad bird puppet, or chuckle over the silly dialog. This is one of the greatest b-movies ever made.

    Lesson Learned:
    • Osmosis: os·mo·sis (oz-mo'sis, os-) n., 1. When a bird eats something.

    Subscribe to Badmovies.org and get updates by email:

    HOME B-Movie Reviews Reader Reviews Forum Interviews TV Shows Advertising Information Sideshows Links Contact

    Badmovies.org is owned and operated by Andrew Borntreger. All original content is © 1998 - 2014 by its respective author(s). Image, video, and audio files are used in accordance with the Fair Use Law, and are property of the film copyright holders. You may freely link to any page (.html or .php) on this website, but reproduction in any other form must be authorized by the copyright holder.