The Films of Stephen King: From Carrie to Secret Window by Tony Magistrale

By Tony Magistrale

Over seventy-five movies were made dependent both on Stephen King narratives or screen/teleplay scripts that King himself authored-yet this physique of labor has acquired little or no scholarly attention. The motion pictures of Stephen King is the 1st number of essays assembled at the cinematic variations of Stephen King. the person chapters, written via cinema, tv, and cultural reports students, learn crucial movies from the King canon, from Carrie to The Shining to The Shawshank Redemption.  individuals concentrate on the main fascinating features of those videos: race, gender, and expertise, and draw conclusions on their socio-political relevance. 

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What Pet Sematary ultimately evades is the agonizing realization that Stand By Me affirms—that KIDS, KEDS, AND DEATH IN KING’S FILMS 41 chance rather than fate governs the course of human events and that death is final. This contrast between the two films is deeply ironic and can also be said to speak in a general way to the appeal of horror movies like Pet Sematary. It is ironic that Stand By Me—a movie directed by Rob Reiner and categorized as “drama” (and not one that most people generally associate with Stephen King)—should confront the reality of death more starkly and potentially more horrifyingly than the very Stephen King–ish horror movie, Pet Sematary, in which characters are mutilated and murdered by reanimated corpses.

Html) has been added to our vocabularies. Yet, we are still wondering why our high schools have become the way they are. King’s novel and De Palma’s film have answered that question; now, in the role of Sue Snell, it is up to us to decide how to respond to our girls. This page intentionally left blank Chapter 2 Apt Pupil : The Making of a “Bogeyboy” Dennis F. Mahoney O n May 26, 1999, in his keynote address at the annual meeting of the Vermont Library Conference, Stephen King reflected on the spate of adolescent violence in American schools that had culminated the previous month in the massacre of 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.

When Todd later protests that he cannot turn around a half year of bad grades in 3 weeks, Dussander tells him that he can and he will, canceling any more “stories” and ordering Todd to study during vacation as well. The former camp commandant now has a new inmate to control. ”—the grimly ironic slogan hanging over the entrance of Dachau—here takes on a revivified meaning. This concern for Todd’s grades, of course, is anything but grandfatherly benevolence; Todd has threatened to reveal his knowledge of Dussander’s identity if the news about his bad grades reaches his parents, who are expecting their son to graduate first in his class.

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