Ok, so I have to say that being a huge fan of the works of Stephen King (It), it is most of the time a ton of fun watching the different vision of the various filmmakers and how they perceive the works of Stephen King vs how it is like when I am reading them myself… Sometimes I have to say that they are pretty insanely spot on… Sometimes though… Not quite…
A great example is the movie, The Stand (1994)! A great film… And I have to say that the filmmakers were pretty true to the book… The only one who did not quite add up was Corin Nemec (Stargate SG1) as, ‘Harold Lauder’… Don’t get me wrong, he did a great job… But in the book Mr. King makes him out to be more of a heavy set pimple faced kid, instead of a skinny pimple faced adult…
With that said though, another great movie that I have to say that I am pretty quite impressed with is the adaption of the Stephen King novel, ‘Misery”
Written by: Richard Farnsworth (The Natural) & Directed by: Rob Reiner (This Is Spinal Tap). Starring: James Caan (El Dorado), Kathy Bates (Fried Green Tomatoes) & Richard Farnsworth.
“I’m your number one fan. There’s nothing to worry about. You’re going to be just fine. I will take good care of you. I’m your number one fan.” – A quote by: Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) from the movie: Misery (1990)!
In the modern day, one of the big problems for celebrities is, ‘stalkers’ and so they end up spending several thounsands of dollars every year on protecting themselves! But when your #1 fan is also a psychopath… Well that is Paul Sheldon’s (Caan) nightmare!
You see every time he is about to finish writing his most recent novel he goes up to a cabin in Colorado to finish that novel… This novel happened to be the final book in a series that made him a legend for readers all over the world! And while driving home one night in the Colorado mountains, he is caught in a snow storm and his car is overturned!
When he wakes up, his nurse is, ‘Annie Wilkes’ (Bates) a seemingly kind nurse who happens to be his biggest fan! What could go wrong… Right?
Well Paul is going to find out just how wrong it is to have Annie nurse him back to health when he begins to discover the misery behind the mask!
Now this movie is great… I really can’t say anything wrong about it! I mean it is to date one of the only Stephen King adaptions to ever win an Academy Award! And on an interesting side note… It is one of the very few of his movies that actually makes reference to other works of Stephen Kings when Annie mentions about the ‘guy who went crazy in a hotel.’
In the end, this movie really is a blast, and well worth it to check out! I enjoyed it and you might as well!