The A to Z of Stephen King Cinema, a comic of greatness


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#2

Oh no.. The Raft. I had nightmares about that for years.


#3

The Stephen King Quantum Leap episode was really very good. Genuinely creepy (unlike the several other horror-themed episodes), and one of my favorite episodes of the show (one of my favorite shows).

He wrote an episode of The X-Files, and... it's bad. Except for the part where Scully fries the evil doll in a microwave (spoiler alert), which seems to have been filmed to be intentionally funny. I read that Gillian Anderson thought the whole episode was supposed to be a joke and was saying all her lines sarcastically, and had to be corrected by the director. Based on the end result, I think she had the right idea.

Lots of stuff in the comic I haven't seen. Definitely a few things to check out. I actually kind of enjoy how unbelievably uneven Stephen King TV and movie stuff is - some of it is so, so bad, while some of it is truly great.


#4

I'm baffled that he included The Lawnmower Man, which was so different from the short story that Stephen King sued to have his name taken off it (he won).


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I'm continually flummoxed by the number of cartoonists and other cultural obsessives who seem to know practically everything about their own particular obsessions. I saw "MISERY" recently and saw "LAWNMOWER MAN" when it came out. I think I've also read one or two light-hearted King articles in "Entertainment Weekly" - it's astounding to me that individuals (such as this cartoonist) have the time, stamina and ability to mentally collect the work of other people (ie; Stephen King) and spew it back forth as if it is the very SUCHNESS of their lives. It's kind of sad (in a way) that things like movies and TV shows have co-opted the time of so many. The closest I've ever come to building an obsession over another person's work is my deep love for Sherwood Schwartz's "Gilligan's Island" - but to take that love beyond a simple appreciation and into a world of microscopic analyzation does not interest me. BTW Kathy Bates WAS good in "MISERY"!


#6

A pity they didn't think about future DVDs back then, because "Alternate Version: Gillian Anderson reads all her lines sarcastically" would be a feature I would pay for on that set!


#7

Eh. Stephen King has had such a major impact on our culture that I'm not willing to label this cartoonist as obsessive just for this one cartoon. I imagine that most people could come up with an "alphabet" like this about anybody that they're fans of who has a body of work. It's pretty simple to do. (Making the simple connections, not necessarily the cartooning.)


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These days I just make an internet list: http://www.listchallenges.com/stephen-king-movies


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