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"becka paulson" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"There's a lot of green on the screen and that's where it's going to stay. It will not be on our website next to this movie. But I got to disagree with you that this is the same as the other. Stephen King adaptations. I still stand by that. The first two nights of the stand are some of the best Stephen King ever adapted ever for TV or for movie and TV movie and TV okay. I don't think that any of them are good including it. Which I think is better than the stand. Maybe toughs call. But I didn't cite them. I cited the two thousand to carry and the nineteen ninety-seven shining. It's as good as those used. A broad stroke. When you said all this Stephen King on TV all of it is bad. That's what that is the broad stroke. It is never good. They never do a good job with it. I would say the stand was especially. The first two nights was a good job. I did recommend the stand overall. Even though I know the seconds unites fell a little bit behind blow chunks there that it's good moments usually involving Matt for her but I would even say that the shining miniseries is more interesting to watch than this one because the shining miniseries is terrible and in the shadow of Kubrick's film. It's a joke but at least you can watch it and analyze it and think about. Why did they make these? Different horrible choices. The time knockers doesn't even have that go on this to me is the worst. Stephen King TV adaptation. We have covered so far and I really didn't like that for sale of lots but we haven't covered language years yet. I mean don't don't be hasty and I think it's going to be a tie almost feel like I'm going to have to rewatch. Tommy knockers to flip that going. I mean I mentioned not of this earth. Traci lords was better in run out of this than she was in this movie. Actually the entire Roger Cormon not of this Earth was better than this movie that movies but did you know this is an Emmy Award winning miniseries. What just like that. Awful and drama to strain two thousand eight. This one student emmys our garbage at this point in my opinion if these kind of things are winning What did it win? Best sound mix which I think is bullshit is out. I could barely understand some of the words over the score. They played that score so that score is so out. I had that in my notes like there's Times right couldn't even year what they were saying. It just blended in with that school and then one for sound mix well. I mean they didn't win for best mini series or acting trophies. Or is I mean again? I think people knew what they were watching. No but they can legitimately put on the front of a fucking DVD. Cover the Emmy Award winning. Stephen King Miniseries well. It is a shame. And it's not the end Stewart. I think you said tales from the dark side as some of these stories. Well how about the outer limits? The revelations of Becka Paulson was made in Nineteen ninety-seven as an episode of the outer limits. So you've got the Agnes. Pesto subplot from this movie stretched into a one hour episode of the outer limits. Do they at least use a Jesus put picture? No they use Steven Weber as Jesus Steven Weber directed the episode and starred as the voice telling her to do bad things and she was obsessed with soaps so I really thought it would make sense if he played like a soap opera actor talking to her from the television but they stuck with the photo on top of the television. That was in the book and what it was. She bought a frame and never put a photo in the frame and so the generic model in the photo frame is Steven Weber. And he's talking to her saying your husband's cheating on you with that Hussy. Let's build a device that will electrocute him in the television and all of this and you think that there's many series as bad imagine that little subplot stretched out poor Catherine O'Hara she's better than Agnes to Pesto but she kathrina hero shows up to do that. Yeah she is Becka Paulson in that and own. My God it was it was as torturous as Tommy Knockers. Even though it was only forty five minutes by at least it's only fifteen twenty minutes. Tommy knockers just stretching. It out for forty. Five minutes was really painful. That does sound unnecessary. But speaking of unnecessary television did return to Haven Maine again in two thousand but I think sci-fi channel had haven a whole show dedicated to this town they couldn't use the characters nope completely unrelated to this book. It is a different haven. Well there's two haven names remembered the dark tower. Remember there's alternate realities. There are other worlds than these. There are two havens. The Haven Maine of the Tommy. Knockers is an inland city. The Haven Maine of the Colorado kid is a coastal city. The Colorado kid is a trilogy of books starting with the first one called the Colorado kid that was adapted to a television series called haven. Okay that makes sense because I did watch the first two episodes just to be like what the hell there are no alien there are no Tommy knockers. But it's kind of like a twin peaks seeping there's this F. B. I. Agent. Who Rolls into town and she has a mysterious. She doesn't know what who are. Parents are and yeah she may be this Colorado kid or whatever that yeah. They tried to build some kind of mystery around that but okay so not in the same town not the same events. No because I was. I was equally confused and I went into my Stephen King groups just validate and it is a totally different haven. Totally different reality if you will. I mean most of the people said there's no connection and then you always get that one guy. Do not read the tower. It's all connected. There are other worlds of these. Okay okay I don't even remember that about. I didn't read Dork Tower. I don't remember that ninety minute movie making big point of that but whatever the point is that show is really bland and it's got all that bad Canadian. Cgi that like all those sci Fi shows have that you just don't want to watch which is worse Canadian Cgiar Canadian Bacon. I I mean I like tail folks. Yeah it's good but it's not as good as American Bacon but there may actually be a legit version of this novel coming at some point. Yeah Bad news folks. It's not over yet. They're talking about making a big screen. Rebe I want it. I actually think that. Like why would we WANNA fifth crack at Carey or another shining sequel? The Fun of taking like a really troubled book. Is that your as a sculptor. You're just trying to cut away all that doesn't work and find a thing that does find the root of what could work. I think there is like King said. There probably is a good novel. A good story to me made out of all that crap. I'm James Wan. Insidious and in conjuring was known for creating traps. Movies are nothing more than a series of little jump scare. Moma and saw. Let's not forget saw. Yeah so I feel like Tommy knockers definitely had that quality if they just create a small town where voices. Make all of this bad happen. That can be fun. That could be if it's done in the right campy creepy kind of way be onboard Stewart. Reject Your thesis you say the fun and adapting a bad book. Don't adapt bad book. There's enough good books out there that you could adapt no jaw. Jaws is a terrible book. Many people will argue. You're better off making a mediocre potboiler than you are a classic because the classics disappoint. But when you take something that people have underestimated and then you find something good in it. I wouldn't be surprised if they made a great. Tommy knockers movie I would. It's a bad book. It's a worst TV show. No I don't want them to. Tommy knock on my door anymore. But let's move onto some more Stephen King next week. We're going to do another one. I read this book when it was a new release. I haven't read it since I remember loving it. The dark half never heard of it. I came to this one because when we were covering living dead and I was reevaluating. Jorge Romero I said let me go through his entire Canon and so I did watch it all this Ramiro fill. It's a Jorge Romero Phil. Okay now I have a little bit of hope. I know that's probably folly on my part but I don't remember it being one of his better film but it isn't George Romero's film and yeah we can discuss it next week. But meanwhile this Friday. How about nother crazy robotic gadgets? I was thinking. Are there human batteries? Aix for some.
"becka paulson" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"By John. Power Plant goes becoming right now. Arne Circle Z so good. I don't star search. No it was really Stewart and you had no idea had my green voice changer on me and this is your roic poet Jacob. I can't believe we're having wrote poet in this are there any other is yeah unemployed mostly bartenders. I believe yes nine thousand nine hundred ninety three. How could I forget? My Freshman Year of college was coming to an end it been tumultuous year as I adjusted to life out on my own and Stephen King Miniseries on TV. I had not seen that many movies in theaters. Because I was poor and didn't have a car. I was anxious for Tommy knockers. Because I couldn't get through the book. I got the book as part of the Steven King Book Club. You are the Stephen King Fan by the way like you're the one who's supposed to read all the books and you couldn't do it. Not In the nineties. I mean came out in the late eighties. In part of what they call the Stephen King firestorm we did four books in twelve months including it and this and I got this one probably in nineteen ninety ninety one and tried to read it a couple times. Couldn't so I'm like yes. They're making a movie of it. Jimmy Smits I love La Law. So I'm there now. I don't have to read the book. I'll find out what it TRACI Lords I love her. I knew that yeah sure the last time she was on primetime television. It's that acting you. That's the real draw isn't it? Arnie I of course have never seen her adults work or is it the music career actually legit like her music. No joke and she's really fun in person having a couple of times and just got into Chitchat. But no I was liking TRACI lords the actual actress even though I can never and will never see her adult work so but I was there. The first night of this miniseries. I was anxious the night to play. I remember kind of watching you back tonight to you after night one. My dorm had two. Tv's in its that we we could watch a movie while somebody else play video games. My memory is more finally beating. Sonic the hedgehog three. Wild Tommy knockers plate. I think I only saw a bit of it. My memory was that I watched some of it but honestly I think the only thing I ever saw was the coke machine attack like stayed with me. I knew that this movie had killer coke machine in it not for maximum overdrive right. Yeah because it's so scary. You can do it twice. There's so many layers but this was the book that broke me. I was a Stephen King Fan until I picked up that book and then I didn't read anymore of his books for decades after Tommy knockers but I did read it for this. Viewing the Hell. I probably suffered through worse and I'm going to pick a controversial stance. I don't think it's his very worst book. No it's not his very worst book but it's a Mung them. I finally turned to the last page for this recording as well. I knew someday I'll have to do a books and Nachos on it so I locked down and I read that book and it's not as worst but it's really in the running for worst. I was surprised because I typically the Stephen King Newbie here. I have not read the book. I hadn't seen this but my wife had read the book like she. I think until Dr Sleep. I don't know how much king is put out since Dr Sleep. Oh like seven or eight nine. Yeah of course but that is the last one she ran like. She's like I think he's done but she had read this one when it came out like got through the whole thing. She did not remember much because she watched the TV movie with me. She was to shock where it was going. But Yeah I'm the new one here. Well it makes perfect sense to say this is when Stephen King hit rock bottom literally and personally this is when his addiction was at its zenith and he was passing out and having blackouts and he said he barely remembers writing. This book and much of the book can be seen as a metaphor for addiction. That's all the book is right. 'cause that's how I saw this movie. It's about five different books. I'll weigh in and say I actually like a few of them. Saves it from the bottom of the barrel? Is there's elements of it? I like there's so much going on but yeah of course it's gotTa have the alcoholic author as the central figure. I mean I wish it weren't that story. But after this is when he finally joined a and finally cleaned up for good and had writer's block his big fear the reason he told himself. You know. Alcoholics have a lot of stories they tell themselves but the reason he told himself he couldn't stop drinking and stop cocaine and stopped listerine because he not be able to write as well and it was after this book. I think he might realized. I'm not writing as well on the drugs either. He has said this is his least favourite novel and they changed quite a bit of it for the TV thing. He actually said that they improved his book in many ways. I've got an ask because this is a straight up scifi story. I guess it's maybe has the Ghost of aliens possessing people and maybe that's horror but what was interesting. Was this really struck. Me As a sci Fi story not a horror ghost goblins all that stuff. Stephen King is known for. Has He done straight Sifi. Not under the name Richard Bachman before. There were a couple of short stories in the night shift and skeleton crew anthologies that were straight sci-fi as well a psychological horror but not much and depending on what you wanted to take it as I mean fire starter could be seen as sci-fi given that they have a scientific reason for the telekinesis and all the scientific study of it and really not much horror until the end with a bunch of flaming bodies. You know I feel that Stephen King was at a point. Though after it which he said was going to be his ultimate monster story he has written horror after then but he started going into sci fi and mystery and drama and really stretching out so that his works didn't feel like every single one was going to be an evil mad libs again. The book is many different things at once and some of it is horror. I can recognize that he may have been reaching for something with having a ufo buried beneath it did feel like an invasion of the body snatchers story and the part. I like best about it was it was a noble parable. I mean that meltdown had just happened and so it was kind of interesting to think. About what would America do if on its soil? It was using a power that seemed to produce all these great results but also was causing people to have radiation sickness and lose their teeth died. I mean yeah you could see that as a metaphor for drugs or cocaine meth whatever the hell king was taking but I like the historical connection. Chernobyl is actually a subplot in the novel. He'll call it out directly not here though in this TV movie. There's so much you'd have to leave out of that book. It is five hundred fifty eight pages and probably fifty characters. I mean one of the hard things about adapting it is. There really isn't a central character like there are just so many little vignettes and side stories and characters just continually new people just popping into get killed or whatever that you can never get a fix on who the hero was supposed to be or what they're doing. I kind of disagree with that because so much time is spent in the beginning with Bobby. Ginn guard and then we get short bits with other people and Bobby Garter mentioned in passing but I knew that it would add to come back to them to me. It felt like he was kind of trying to replicate Salems lot by having a big town with a lot of characters. All of whom are going to be in some way touched. By the events that we're going on but not done is artfully assailants. Lot not done as well as Salems. Lots and yet here. We're going to get the stories in parallel. They're going to mix them all up. Edit them and show them chronologically and if it feels a little disjointed though Stewart a lot of that middle was just short stories. Yeah one for sure was published in rolling stone called the revelations of Becka Paulson was a short story. He wrote and if you've got one of the limited editions of Skeleton Crew only a thousand were printed. It was in there but other than that. It's never been in any Stephen King Collection. I got a copy of rolling stone through Ebay. Read it. Did he just straight up. Put that short story into the novel because I read about this like. He loved that. Short story so much she wanted to i. I don't know publish it again. Well he could have published it again in the regular skeleton crew if he loved it that much but in the short story. Becka Paulson finds a gun and accidentally shoots herself in the head and the bullet in her brain makes her telepathic and then she electric user husband. Stephen King rewrote it to update the TV shows. They watch because of the short story. It was Charlie's angels and the updated it to Miami vice in the that seems like just a matter of years and then they changed it from the gun. Shot to Tommy knockers. But I mean word for word. The same for large sections and Stephen King writes about characters having drawers of unpublished work. I gotTA think Stephen King had a drawer of unpublished work. He's like all right. I got electrical. Tommy knockers now dead at all right. This person got hit by a ghost. Tommy knockers now just inserted a whole bunch short stories and that wouldn't necessarily be a complaint. I do feel like yes. Salems loud is probably my favorite king novel and part of it is because it takes a look at small town New England and sees evil and rot there. I mean it's just a good theme. It's also the theme of it. Which is I'm guessing. They felt like this could work as some kind of sequel to it because that also had like a ufo that was buried beneath the town that they have officers from keep showing up. Isn't that the town from it? Dairy is also the town from stand by me. I always thought it was castlerock. Dairy and Castle Rock and haven our towns. That king will use again and again. But I wanted to as it because we're doing this in order of King Publication. But if you weren't a king reader and you were just liking the Stephen King Movies on television there had not been much Stephen King. There were salems lot back in the seventies and who really remembered it although it was out on VHS by the late eighties and nineties then in one thousand nine hundred ninety we got it nineteen ninety-one they did sometimes they come back for CBS. That's right and then here. In nineteen ninety. Three we got Tommy knockers. And why Tommy knockers. Part of it is rights again. When Stephen King was hot every short story every novel got optioned and as he was writing things would get optioned by studios before they were even published so a lot of it was well. This is what we can get the rights to. Wasn't it also I mean like X. Files and unsolved mysteries with all the UFO's. I was a big thing in the early nineties and I think that would be a hot topic to make a new movie and to be a thought..