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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Have you seen the movie SE7EN?
    I saw that one ... not sure I'd want to see it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    I saw that one ... not sure I'd want to see it again.
    I could name a dozen worse. I don't know if it's my age, but I find I can't cope anymore with the darkest types of thrillers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    I could name a dozen worse. I don't know if it's my age, but I find I can't cope anymore with the darkest types of thrillers.
    Could be age ... I'm getting that way, myself. Pure psychological thrillers, ok (like Rage, for example - not much violence in that story), but the shock-value violence holds no interest for me.

    Unless it's funny - like the Kill Bill films.
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    It's a collection of four novelettes: Rage, The Long Walk, Roadwork and The Running Man. Roadwork kinda sucked, IIRC, but the other three were good. The Running Man was made into a very bad film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1987, but the film was only loosely based on the story.
    I find it strange that I read all those but remember nothing about Rage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    It's a collection of four novelettes: Rage, The Long Walk, Roadwork and The Running Man. Roadwork kinda sucked, IIRC, but the other three were good. The Running Man was made into a very bad film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1987, but the film was only loosely based on the story.
    But Richard Dawson as the villain!

    What was not to love?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    But Richard Dawson as the villain!

    What was not to love?!
    Not that he didn't do a good job, but the movie was bad all by itself - even worse as an adaptation of a good story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    Not that he didn't do a good job, but the movie was bad all by itself - even worse as an adaptation of a good story.
    I felt that The Stand was the best adaptation from a Stephen King book. Most are terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    I find it strange that I read all those but remember nothing about Rage.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rage_(King_novel)
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    I felt that The Stand was the best adaptation from a Stephen King book. Most are terrible.
    The Stand was OK, though being made for TV it kind of lacked the novel's intensity (it really should have been a multi-film deal). Christine I actually liked better than the book. The Dead Zone with Christopher Walken and Martin Sheen was also good, though there were some departures from the novel. Carrie was terrible, as was Cujo. Those are the only ones I've seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    The Stand was OK, though being made for TV it kind of lacked the novel's intensity (it really should have been a multi-film deal). Christine I actually liked better than the book. The Dead Zone with Christopher Walken and Martin Sheen was also good, though there were some departures from the novel. Carrie was terrible, as was Cujo. Those are the only ones I've seen.
    I was scared of Christine. I read those when I was a teen. I would get scared of headlights through my window at night. I couldn't sleep unless 'It' was face down, under the bed!

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