Except that King didn't like the Shining adaptation. King's got a good imagination and passable writing skills. I'm not surprised that he'd react negatively to his material in the hands of a master who didn't give a shit about maintaining fidelity to the source material. Kubrick made it far better as far as I'm concerned.Shootist Jeff said:All true. And the Shining was excellent as well. Which is why I said "almost all" of his books to film sucked.
You may get your wish, though probably not in the form of the 2019 nCoV unless it mutates to become a lot more lethal. More likely, another superflu.Shootist Jeff said:I like that one too. It was probably one of the earliest books I read about mankind being wiped out. I still say with the global population pressures we put on the environment, a good plague that wiped out a couple of billion wouldn't be such a bad thing.
"The White Plague is a 1982 science fiction novel by Frank Herbert that explores madness and revenge on a global scale."The White Plague
Oh yea, the story was originally called "Rita Hayworth And Shawshank Redemption"I'm not a huge SK fan, but I will say that the Shawshank Redemption definitely did NOT suffer in translation to film. One of the best movies I've ever seen. The Green Mile was pretty good too, if not quite great.
Capt. Tripps coming to call?"The White Plague is a 1982 science fiction novel by Frank Herbert that explores madness and revenge on a global scale."
Pretty vague, Zombies??
If you have not read the Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke.
BUY IT. every library should have it. https://www.amazon.com/Collected-Stories-Arthur-C-Clarke/dp/0312878214/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
It is the collection of short stories that many of his novels are based on. It also has the 50 page short called, "The Wind from the Sun".
I couldn't agree more. Though my favorite single shot is him tearing of his shirt in the rain after emerging from the pipe. Definitely in my personal top 5.Shawshank was a masterpiece imho, the end scene, the shot of finally seeing the blue ocean after all the stone grey and darkness of the film, and Andy and Red meeting again was and always will be pure joy.
Nearly perfect film.