Finished ‘It’ by Stephen King
I read this book when I was thirteen years old, inspired by the television film, and remember liking it back then. I read a lot of King back to back in those days, and eventually got really tired of him and quit all together. In recent years I’ve come to appreciate him more, having read the Dark Tower and his wonderful book On Writing.
King is, in my opinion, still a very inconsistent writer. Some of his works are truly great and some are garbage fires (looking at you, Sleeping Beauties...). So the big question for me was: “How good was It really? Am I remembering it nostalgically? Or is it actually good? Not unlike how peope remember the original It film, which is - in all honesty - not very good (Tim Curry is great though!).
I am actually quite surprised by the fact that I really, really liked this book again and definitely got more out of it then I did when I originally read it (this book is not a book for thirteen year olds, but YA wasn’t a thing yet soooo...).
The book is also a lot more imaginative with It and It’s many forms, giving the individual characters a lot more depth than the movies can, both new and old.
The best changes the movies have, is the split-up of both timelines (1958/1984). While I really like the slow reveals, and the book starts off really strong, the climaxes are too similar to stand out on their own, and they would have benefitted from some more breathing room between them.
Also ‘that scene’ was akward when I first read it, and is still awkward today, even if I understand what King was going for a little more nowadays.
With it in the door. Then last year I found it around March took a pic and went back and got a pic today lol for shits and giggles. U can see the original black writing faded being the red. #stephenkingit
Awesome little IT resin puck with stand from @thecruelvision. Based off the new movie and has a little flickering light in the back. He does these once in a blue moon and are very limited, so I'm super happy to have grabbed one for the collection. #resin#lego#it#horror#horrortoys#stephenkingit
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Happy birthday to @wyattoleff... did a little illustration of my favorite/the creepiest scene in IT the book so far- it made my skin crawl and I wish they hadn’t changed it in the movie!! Stan in the standpipe, his first encounter with It
Anuncio importante para fanáticos de la versión original de It (1990): acá les traemos el cover oficial de Pennywise: The Story of ‘It’, un documental que explora aquella primera adaptación llena de inocencia pero que indudablemente marcó un camino.
El productor John Campopiano ya hizo algo parecido con Pet Sematary con el documental “Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary”. La crítica la consigues en Cinelipsis: https://cinelipsis.com/2017/11/12/critica-cine-unearthed-untold-the-path-to-pet-sematary-2017/