I was right from the start without even fully known, Nothing happened with her character beyond that therefore i feel she had way too much character development, If it was to make me feel sorry for her it didn't work as she was left out of the book for the rest of the time. I felt more and more sorry for Billy when we find out the reason he is so determined to battle and kill IT, because he truly loved George and felt a massive loss when he was killed, I'm sure anyone with siblings can feel for him. I have two big brothers who i love very much, sometimes I want to slap the shit out of them but I don't know what would happen to me if something happened to them. I had a very close friend who passed away of a disease when I was 15-16 and that hit me hard, I think I was ignorant at the time thinking something like that could happen to me but when it did I kinda lost it, when I was 19 I lost my older sister and that just escalated things for me, Now i'm okay and I think these things happening in my life and opening my eye has made me keep people quite close with could probably explain why i call people Brother and Sister forgive me for over sharing but the finishing of this novel has made me very emotional and made me reach back to something I had forgotten, that is actually pretty creepy.gwally wrote: I dig backstory, character/plot development whether it's a novel, movie or TV show, but I can certainly see how others don't care for it--especially if the "ant" doesn't have shit to do with what's going on in the story... or does it? This is where impatient reader/viewers often miss a subtle piece if relevant information. I will occasionally fall into this category, especially if the pacing is off.
I have to disagree but also agree in a way, After the full read it makes realise how weak the ending to the mini series really is, all we get in that what "Silver" saved Stan's life in a very quick flashback and it just comes off weak if it was not for the very famous "HI-YO SILVER! AWAY!" From the novel Silver is a very important plot point as it got both Richie and Bill away from IT when they were on niebolt street, it save another or two as I recall but cannot fully remember so fill in the blanks. But silver became a very important character in this which gave the ending that call-back element, if it saved their lives then it can save Audra's but I stand by the fact that it fell flat on it's face in the mini series because why they made the importance of silver fall flat in it's importance throughout the duration of the series.Mayday wrote: I totes agree with Cujo. It pissed me the fuck off when 50% of that book had no bearing on the actual plot whatsoever. It was like King had a novella that he had to flesh out to become a full-length novel. However, with IT I felt that every chapter, every paragraph, every word was crucial to the overall story. At least until the lackluster ending....but I digress.
While I agree the novel does that to the miniseries as the case with most book/movie battles, The movie or mini series still holds a charm I wont be able to let go of, making a screen presentation of IT at that time was probably so talked about that it could not be done the way people talked about lord of the rings and the way The Dark Tower is still being talked about. so with that said I give Tommy Lee Wallace and his crew their dues for doing their best for their budget and what they could do at the time.gunsrazorsknives wrote:It took me a good 3 times to read IT. I guess because I'd seen the TV movie, and that it's 1000+ pages I couldn't be bothered to read it and I struggled at first. So glad that on my last attempt I managed to get right into it and got through it.
It's an absolutely amazing read and leaves the TV movie in the dust. That version doesn't do the book justice at all. The book is chock full of scary and thrilling set pieces. The 4th of July, the Ironworks, Neibolt St, Hockstetter, Henry Bowers oh my I could go on and on. I also love the side stories into Derrys history, especially the shoot out.
It's definitely top tier and essential Stephen King.
In terms of this new adaptation coming along I guess i want them to explore the parts of the novel the 1990 adaptation didn't, I know there are things they will have to repeat for the sake of the story but I just hope this happens. I also have a wish that they go for a really good marketing angle for this, I think it's about time we get really good marketing back, I remember the marketing for Cloverfeild back in the day and Loved it, its one of the reasons that movie has stuck with me even with my hatred for found footage/Hand-Held-Horror. So far the marketing has seemed very desperate with the in your face look at Pennywise which i don't mind but dont actually need, and the fact they made him look scary feels so lazy and generic, we know he is evil would it not be much more unsettling to fans if they had him in a brighter light and looking fun? as for the leaked pics? well they are leaked or "Leaked" theres no point in dwelling. Instead of the basic hollywood trailer we have been getting since the mid 90s i think it would be much more interesting and hyping if they took things from around Derry such as the explosion of the Kitchener Iron works and the fire at the Black Spot with some elements of "IT" slipped in there somewhere, perhaps play them as News or radio broadcasts. And this would be aching for a website on Derry with the different cases added to it, perhaps this is all tried and failed material in the past but I just miss things like that. I have a few ideas for a way they could sell this movie with some heart and really hit the fans hard rather than just the same old, that was a cool trailer.....might check it out.
The ending is very bitter sweet and is right up there with The body and Christine from what i remember, all leave that taste in your mouth and that hurt in your gut when you find out what happened to them but IT was different and I couldn't believe they left this out of the 1990 version but I also know somethings only work on the page. I was actually crying when I read that they were forgetting but understanding if they didn't forget IT would live on in their memories and feed. I wanted they to stay as close as they could to each other but there is no way they could and when Bill and Mike were trying to remember Eddie and Stan's last names, man that hurt.
Okay that's enough from me I think, drank too much and said even more so i'll just leave that there in your pocket guys.