Discussion in 'Movies and Entertainment' started by Brian in Mesa, Nov 24, 2014.
It's a bit dated, but I would highly recommend it to you.
Read the book first, IMHO.
I traditionally read the books AFTER the movie. That way I am not disappointed in the movie and the books feel like they have bonus content. I know it's a different way of looking at it but whenever I do it the other way around...it often makes even a good movie seem disappointing at some level.
if you haven't read the book, I'd suggest skipping the mini-series.
I like to read the book first, cuz sometimes I need that background to figure out just what the hell they are doing in the movie. LOTR is a perfect example....
Very much looking forward to the movies, all of them. Reading the book, as a teenager, the character I most identified with was Larry Underwood. The mini-series seemed to ignore his internal battles with responsibilities and attempts to become a good man.
The mini-series also deleted Larry's hero-worship of Harold (who he never met) and his disappointment when his imagination finally met reality. It was one the most clever literary parables, about growing-up, that I have ever read.
Nah, he looked like an evil Paul Westphal. Didn't work for me at all.
Agree to disagree...
So I believe this ended up being a tv series rather than movies. It says it will be on CBS All Access. Does that mean it will only be available on a paid streaming service and not regular tv? That would be a bummer. I'm not paying for a another streaming service when I already pay for cbs via youtubetv.
Yes it is a limited series like the original and only on Access so they don’t have to worry about standards.
I guess not having to worry about standards is an upside. I didn’t think about that.
I’m pretty excited for this. The Stand is probably my second favorite book, and as hokey as the miniseries was, I actually feel like they got the tone of it right and loved the casting... even Jamie Sheridan’s mullet.
but this should be a no holds barred ten hour telling of the book. Really dig the cast aside from Whoopi as Mother Abigail. That one is pretty meh for me.
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