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A Brief Guide To Stephen King

Author : Paul Simpson
ISBN : 9781472110749
Genre : Literary Criticism
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2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Stephen King?s first novel Carrie in April 1974. Rescued from the rubbish by his wife Tabitha, the novel launched the Maine schoolteacher on a prolific and extraordinarily successful career. His name has become synonymous with horror and suspense through over fifty works, including The Dark Tower, a retelling of Byron?s Childe Harold to the Dark Tower Came. Simpson traces the writer?s life from his difficult childhood ? his father went out to the shops and never came back ? through his initial books under the pseudonym Richard Bachman to the success of Carrie, Salem?s Lot and The Shining in the 1970s, and beyond. He examines how King?s writing was affected by the accident that nearly killed him in 1999 and how his battles with alcohol and addiction to medication have been reflected in his stories. The guide will also take a look at the very many adaptation?s of King?s work in movies, on television and radio, and in comic books.

The Complete Stephen King Universe

Author : Stanley Wiater
ISBN : 1429931450
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The myriad worlds and universes King has created are, in reality, one world, one universe. Here is the guide to that universe. The Complete Stephen King Universe is the only definitive reference work that examines all of Stephen King's novels, short stories, motion pictures, miniseries, and teleplays, and deciphers the threads that exist in all of his work. This ultimate resource includes in-depth story analyses, character breakdowns, little-known facts, and startling revelations on how the plots, themes, characters, and conflicts intertwine. After discovering The Complete Stephen King Universe, you will never read Stephen King the same way again.

Entertainment Weekly The Ultimate Guide To Stephen King

Author : The Editors of Entertainment Weekly
ISBN : 9781683300908
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Includes an exclusive excerpt from Sleeping BeautiesÑthe new novel by Stephen King and Owen King! There are few writers today who have influenced popular culture more than Stephen King, from his iconic novels and stories to the movies that have been inspired by them, including Carrie, The Shining, Misery, Stand By Me, It, Cujo, The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, and so many more. Now, in this all-new special edition from Entertainment Weekly, The Ultimate Guide to Stephen King, youÕll be able to delve into the world of the master storyteller: Go behind the scenes to find out exactly how KingÕs stories travel from page to screen. We list his greatest and scariest hits, and his 25 scariest moments from his movies, and we examine his many compelling heroines, and why so many of his novels feature Ònasty women.Ó Additionally, we list all of the works the godfather of horror has written, as well as the notable movies and television shows derived from his short fiction. Lavishly illustrated with art by Robert Sammelin, and filled with photos from his life, his movies, and his book covers, The Ultimate Guide to Stephen King is a must-have for every fan of this beloved writer.

A Brief Guide To The Sound Of Music

Author : Paul Simpson
ISBN : 147211874X
Genre : Sound of music (Motion picture)
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Everyone has heard the songs from The Sound of Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The stage show was a roaring success in New York and London, and the much-loved feature film, directed by Hollywood veteran Robert Wise, continues to be a staple of television schedules 50 years after its release in 1965. In this fascinating and wide-ranging book, Paul Simpson explores the incredible story of the Von Trapp family and their escape from the Third Reich in all its incarnations, from real-life adventure, to book, to stage, to award-winning film to cultural phenomenon. He discusses the stage show, the many differences that were incorporated into the fictionalisation of the tale, and how that story was brought to the screen. He also looks at the numerous other ways in which the Von Trapp's story has been told, including the two West German movies from the 1950s and the extensive forty-part Japanese anime series from the 1990s, to explain why the story of the Von Trapp family has appealed to so many generations. Praise for A Brief Guide to Stephen King: 'The best book about King and his work I have ever read' Books Monthly

The Annotated Guide To Stephen King

Author : Michael R. Collings
ISBN : UVA:X001186695
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Stephen King Universe

Author : Stanley Wiater
ISBN : 1580631606
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Looks at the interconnected elements in the works of Stephen King examining themes, plots, characters, influences, and TV and film adaptations.

Creepshows

Author : Stephen Jones
ISBN : 0823078841
Genre : Performing Arts
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Pays tribute to film and television adaptations of Stephen King's novels, including "Carrie," "Misery," "The Shawshank Redemption," and "The Green Mile," with commentary from behind-the-scenes figures and from King himself.

Stephen King S The Dark Tower Concordance

Author : Robin Furth
ISBN : 9781451695045
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Dark Tower series is the backbone of Stephen King's legendary career. Eight books and more than three thousand pages make up this bestselling fantasy epic. This revised and updated concordance, incorporating the 2012 Dark Tower novel The Wind Through the Keyhole, is the definitive encyclopedic reference book that provides readers with everything they need to navigate their way through the series. With hundreds of characters, Mid-World geography, High Speech lexicon, and extensive cross-references, this comprehensive handbook is essential for any Dark Tower fan. Includes: Characters and Genealogies Magical Objects and Forces Mid-World and Our World Places Portals and Magical Places Mid-, End-, and Our World Maps Timeline for the Dark Tower Series Mid-World Dialects Mid-World Rhymes, Songs, and Prayers Political and Cultural References References to Stephen King’s Own Work

Stephen King A Biography

Author : Albert Rolls
ISBN : 9780313345739
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Now known worldwide for his horror creations in best-selling books and popular film adaptations, Stephen King spent years in obscurity trying to find his voice and his audience. For much of his career he chose to remain in the small-town Maine of his youth, far from glittering publishing and film centers, yet few American writers can now equal his hold on audiences worldwide. This biography traces King's evolution from would-be pulp magazine writer to master of his craft, whose work both epitomizes and transcends the horror genre.

Guide To The Cinema Of Stephen King

Author : Marcello Gagliani Caputo
ISBN : 9781507163788
Genre : Art
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Few writers have managed to affect the cinema as much as Stephen King. From the ‘70s until today, almost all of his novels have been brought to the big screen or television, an indication of King’s extraordinary ability to tell stories that are just made to be transformed into images. Directors like Brian De Palma, Stanley Kubrick, Rob Reiner and Frank Darabont have ventured into adaptations of King’s writings, in some cases obtaining resounding success. Guide to the Cinema of Stephen King recounts the genesis of all the films (or TV series) adapted from King’s works and analyzes them from the point of view of a film critic. From "Carrie" to "The Shining", on through "It" and "Misery", up to the recent television series "Under the Dome", this book is a veritable bible for fans who will find anecdotes, interesting facts, and detailed critical analysis of Kingian films.

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