Misery (1990) is a simple, yet evocative, thriller. Directed by Rob Reiner and based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, Misery stars Kathy Bates as Annie Wilkes, who’s a woman in the right place at the right time. Annie happens to descend upon the scene when the car of her favorite author, Paul Sheldon, as played by James Caan, goes off the side of a mountainous road in a heavy blizzard. Annie, who lives at the bottom of the mountain, somehow discovers and saves the unconscious, but stable, Paul from freezing to death, post-crash. When Paul is revived inside the winter cabin of Annie’s, he’s thankful for her help. However, he’s suffered serious enough injuries to where he must stay for a couple days to recover. Annie’s introduction to his first time waking is one of extreme fandom, but she appears shy in her rhetoric. As time goes on, however, she opens up to tell Paul how lucky she is to have been there to help him, not only for his sake, but her’s too. With only two actors taking up the majority of the screen time, the dialogue is crucial, especially since James Caan’s character is glued to one spot. It’s in this way that Misery is often lauded as a classic. Kathy Bates and James Caan both play their parts exceptionally well. As the famous author, we get a sense that James Caan’s character of Paul Sheldon just wants to get back on the road to finish his next book. His facial expressions tell a lot of the story, as do those of Kathy Bates, in her role as Annie Wilkes. She intentionally overacts with her robotic mannerisms, but her attention to detail makes us feel uncanny. When Annie presents Paul with a new story to tell in his books, he begins to show signs of confusion. On top of this, he asks, why are the phones still out from the blizzard, and why has nobody been notified of his location? With many a classic scenes and some notoriety as a genre definer, Misery will throw some curveballs your way when you least expect it. With two actors and one setting, there’s a lot being made out of a little. It might seem like a cliched movie, but Misery came first, so it can’t be held down by that notion.
“I was at this show and there was a guy selling Japanese books and toys, but basically paperback books. There’s this character called Captain Harlock. He had a skull and crossbones, shirt, a big massive scar down his face, an eyepatch, hair hanging down his face just the way I was wearing my hair at the time. I immediately identified with all these heroes… While the American animation companies were getting worse, the Japanese were getting better. The Japanese had a sense of honor, sense of pride, bravery was shown in ever cartoon, a moral, emotion… Things you could use in your daily life. Like the old Bugs Bunny cartoons had, a sense of realism. The toys, I just really got into the toys. It started with the books and then, ‘Wow, look at this, a toy of such and such. I’m gonna pick this up.’ I love this old animation stuff, Cyborg 009, Astro Boy, Gigantor, Mazinger Z, Gelto Roboto, Captain Harlock, Captain Future… what else… Devil man is my favorite character, again that’s all good versus evil. I can relate to him on a personal basis, it’s on a parallel to something I’m doing. I think it’s good [that toys are big again]. I’d rather see kids buying toys than drugs. That’s just my opinion, basically I think drugs are for jerks. I don’t care, if someone wants to go out and kill themselves with drugs, fine, go do it. Toys are happening, if you want to get ’em, get ’em. If you don’t you don’t. [On if you’re too old for toys] I don’t think in terms of age. If I want to buy something I don’t care what someone says to me. I’m buying it for me not for them. If I cared what they thought, I would say to them before I bought it, ‘Do you think I should buy this?’ and in that case I’d be a moron.” - Glenn Danzig on how he got into Japanese comics & his toy collection. Interview for Thrasher Magazine. 1986.
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