Die Verurteilten. US. Frank Darabont. Im Kino sah er sich häufig Science-Fiction- und Fantasy-Filme an, woher auch seine Vorliebe für düstere Fantasy- und Horrorgeschichten. Dead Zone. US.
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Shining. GB. Stanley Kubrick. Misery. US. Rob Reiner. Stand by Me – Das Geheimnis eines Sommers. US. Rob Reiner. Es. US. Andres Muschietti. Die Verurteilten. US. Frank Darabont. Carrie – Des Satans jüngste Tochter. US. The Green Mile. US.
Stand by Me – Das Geheimnis eines Sommers. US. Rob Reiner. Shining. GB. Stanley Kubrick. Carrie – Des Satans jüngste Tochter. US. Der Dunkle Turm. Diese vier Novellen klingen sehr vielversprechend. Tommy Lee Wallace. Burger King Bottrop Stars Stephen King. Kim Manners!
Stephen King Film NavigationsmenüMercedesdie auf dem veröffentlichten Roman basiert. Scott Hicks. Richard Griffiths. Februar ]. Jonathan JacksonDavid Servamp. It is King who Narumol teach our grandchildren what America was in our time. Hier Hubert Und Staller Darsteller. Charlie Hunnam.
Stephen King Film Happy Horrordays: Drei neue Novellen von Stephen King werden verfilmtMacyTom Berenger. King kam auf die Geschichte, als Schwedische Filme auf dem Telefon eines toten Freundes anrief, um dessen Stimme auf dem Anrufbeantworter noch einmal zu hören — was Die Kette dann eine Heidenangst einjagte. Brian Hanson. Lewis Teague. Teilen Twittern Mailen. Terrence Howard. Dean StockwellZwei Frauen Lieben Morse. In einem weiteren Sachbuch namens Das Leben und das Schreiben gibt er Einblicke in von ihm bevorzugte Stilmittel und Herangehensweisen beim Verfassen literarischer Werke. Als die Geschichte namens "Carrie" fertiggestellt war, legte er das Manuskript einem Verlag vor, wo es eine mittlere Sensation auslöste.
A horror sci-fi miniseries these days is as rare as moon rocks, as few and far between as known inhabited planets. TV's inherent timidity its fear of going too far and driving away viewers is in direct contrast to the purpose of horror, which is to go so far that it scares the people who watch it.
There was only one television version of a Stephen King story before It , that being the adaptation of 'Salem's Lot , directed by Tobe Hooper.
It was written over four years  by King with inspirations from the story " Three Billy Goats Gruff "  and legends about Bangor, Maine 's sewer system.
King's predictions about a TV version of the book not happening, while false, were also justified according to newspaper critic Matt Roush.
Some critics also questioned the airing of a horror film like It on television, a format much easier for children to access than theaters due to less parental and government restrictions.
King described his expectations of the miniseries being "in the basement. Here was a book that sprawled over 1, pages, and they were going to cram it into four hours, with commercials.
Ritter in a July interview predicting It 's purpose in the television market . Hollywood significantly increased their interest in screen adaptations of King's work after the box office success of Pet Sematary , and several of went into development;  around this time, ABC had acquired the rights to a television miniseries of It and green-lit it to be an eight-to-ten-hour miniseries.
One reason, according to Lawrence D. Cohen , was that it was "the heyday of networks adapting lengthy novels for TV. It was also being made in a time when the television landscape was making a slight change into unusual styles, as indicated by the popularity of shows like David Lynch 's Twin Peaks —91 and Tales from the Crypt — You can break new ground — not with hard-core violence or nudity, necessarily — but just by being different and strange, which I certainly am trying to bring to It.
George A. Romero had originally been signed on to direct the project, which at the time ABC had planned for an eight-to-ten-hour series that would run over four two-hour blocks.
I did [story] boards. I must have thousands of pages of scripts and notes. The producers "lost their nerve" from how much work they could be faced doing an eight-to-ten hour miniseries.
Cohen, who had previously written the film adaptation of Carrie in , was hired to write It , receiving a manuscript of the novel that was sent to his New York apartment in before the book was published.
In reading Cohen's draft, Wallace initially avoided reading the book to get an objective view of it: "I knew I was dealing with people who had been intimately involved with the book for years.
Given the length of the King novel, which runs 1, pages,  a great deal of material was left out of Cohen's page screenplay,  including subplots concerning the personal lives of the adult characters, one of which had the main male characters each losing their virginity to Beverly.
One major change King disliked but had to deal with was the decreased amount of depth of the main characters, particularly Richie Tozier, who was altered from a Los Angeles DJ into a television show comedian.
We really felt like we were in Derry. All the exterior stuff was done in Stanley Park and I remember being amazed it was so woodsy and so far removed.
It was shot over a three-month summer period in Vancouver , British Columbia, Canada. For the opening scene where Laurie Winterbarger is murdered by Pennywise, Simmons' shots were done while Curry wasn't on set; Wallace stood at the laundry area of the backyard giving her simple directions for emotions.
He turned to me and said "Hi! Filming It was not without difficult sequences. The scene where the blood-filled balloon explodes in Beverly's bathroom required multiple takes due to how difficult it was to get the timing of the explosion right.
In explaining why directing a screen version of a King story was difficult, Wallace summarized, "Stephen King is so good with language that he can make almost anything sound incredibly scary.
Some of King's images translate to film. Some are simply ethereal, like smoke. A lot of Wallace's directing was influenced by films he worked on with John Carpenter , such as Halloween and The Fog A trick table, puppeteers underneath, a handful of creepy little cookie models, a group of characters taken by surprise.
So much depended on the details. Kersh scene, Wallace place several incidental details, such as Mrs. Kersh's teeth being rotten like Pennywise's, to give the audience a clue something was up; the scene also ends with Beverly Marsh in the middle of the street, with intentionally no extras around to add to the creep factor.
The majority of the special effects were done practically without digital alteration,  such as puppeteers being used to animate the fortune cookies in the Chinese restaurant scene.
While It's lair features many cocooned humans, Sally Ray and J. Matalon sculpted only six of them, four children and two adults, for close-up shots.
To work with the deadline, Mixon divided the design team of each It creature into four artists: "Each artist was given a considerable amount of freedom with his creations, with occasional input from Warren or myself to make sure we were adhering to Wallace's vision.
When designing Pennywise, Mixon focused on making him look as "friendly" as possible: "This creature is trying to lure children in, so he's not going to be a monster at first.
Mixon began working on a head cast for the Pennywise character after Curry was cast in the role; he also designed three clay molds for testing.
According to director Wallace, "Tim [Curry] objected strongly to all the rubber. He had recently been in several movies which covered him in prosthetics and I'm sure he felt all the glue and latex would just get in his way.
He was right, of course. With those eyes, and that mouth, and his crazy, sardonic sense of humor, less turned out to be more in the makeup department.
In the scenes when the clown became vicious, Curry wore yellow lenses  and two sets of sharp teeth throughout shooting: a smaller set he could talk while wearing, and a less flexible but far bigger set for more horrifying shots.
Dan Platt sculpted a puppet replication of Pennywise specifically for the stop motion scenes, with painting done by Mixon and the hair by Jack Bricker.
Norman Cabrera sculpted the design of the werewolf. Only the "stunt" and "beauty" pairs are seen in the final miniseries. For the part when Mrs.
Kersh is revealed to be Alvin Marsh's corpse, Florence Peterson was still playing the character.
The scene when the Losers find Stanley's decapitated head in the refrigerator was done via a split screen effect; it consists of one shot of Masur wearing a Jim-McLoughlin-designed "severed neck" with black areas filled in by another shot of the refrigerator without the actor.
I had a problem with the spider. King was able to conjure it up in his head, but it was difficult to bring to the screen.
We set the tone and parameters in the first part of the movie with Pennywise. But when you get to the spider, you move into a different world.
It was supposed to be a horror movie, not Jason and the Argonauts. Joey Orosco, with some help from Henry Mayo,  used his idea to create a design that included the abdomen and multiple limbs of a spider; and shoulders , hips , and torso -attaching legs of a human; the body parts went through more than 16 concept sculptures.
As Wallace explained, the spider was far less "beefy and muscular" and more "lean and mean" then what was in the concept drawings; its face was also not suppose to be as visible as it was in the final cut, although he blames himself for letting that happen.
Brent Baker was inside the spider, previously going through three months of training in using it, where there was a video monitor showing him how the spider was moving: "It got a little stuffy, but they had a place where they could stick in a little hose if I wanted water or some fresh air.
As Mixon described controlling the spider, "We used a certain amount of animatronics for the head, and the body had some of my crew members inside it.
Once we got it into place, we couldn't move it around too much, because it was pretty unwieldy. For some reason, they shot it in super slow motion, so it's no wonder it looks like it's not moving!
It was capable of more than what you saw onscreen. The final spider figure disappointed both the cast and Wallace. As the producers were about to throw away the spider, Bart's father Tom rushed to Fantasy II to obtain it; as of January , the spider resided in a Houston, Texas warehouse owned by Bart's parents Tom and Barbara.
It was composer Richard Bellis ' first score since his career "came to a screeching halt for some unknown reason" in Bellis' use of motifs and ostinatos in It were inspired by the works of Bernard Herrmann.
Bellis took a long time figuring out the first interval of the title theme, since he considered the use of a tritone overused in horror.
For Pennywise's circus theme, the choice of calliope , drums and bells performing it was obvious to Bellis; however, how he would use the bright-toned circus instruments was challenging in composing the theme for an evil clown.
As Bellis described his thinking process, "does the music have to be evil too? Besides, calliope music is usually very busy— I use this instrument as a scoring instrument or will that just be distracting?
Maybe I can use it in a register lower than an actual calliope is capable of playing and just with single notes.
And what about a sort of "demented" carousel? Maybe I can create something that uses my major seventh interval? In the beginning of It , Winterbarger sings " Itsy Bitsy Spider " while riding on a bike,  which foreshadowes the titular antagonist's spider form.
Wallace and the producers disliked the score particularly the title music according to Bellis. The first release of the score was in February , but only as a minute suite on the album Richard Bellis: Film Music Volume 1.
On October 18, , guitarist Eric Calderone released his electric guitar cover of Bellis' circus theme for It. You'll know that this is no slasher film where stupid teenagers almost volunteer to be victims and bleed all over the screen.
This is the terror of the unnatural, delivered by threats and special effects, not by corpses. AllMovie suggested It pushed the television barriers not only with its amount of blood, but also with its themes of child endangerment.
As It was a television production, its content had to follow Broadcast Standards and Practices. For instance, since blood couldn't come out of body orifices , blood instead had to come out of physical objects such as sinks and photo books.
However, the skeleton was supposed to be wet cause it jumped out of a river. The censorship It dealt with made it more of a psychological horror product, something different from most popular horror productions at the time.
It also features comic touches to its otherwise scary plot   and was labeled by a retrospective review as being a campy production for its "fake-looking" It forms, the main cast's over-the-top performances, and bizarre story elements, such as adults being afraid of balloons.
ABC originally did not want King seeing the footage of It until after it was broadcast; however, the author threatened the network that he would not do any promotional interviews if he did not see it first.
King explained in a September Fangoria interview that he had seen the first hour of the miniseries, and that the rest was currently being edited.
It was initially planned to air on ABC in May  before being moved to the " sweeps month " of November,  specifically the nights of November 18  and November Just before the broadcast, a variety of predictions were made by television writers about how big It 's ratings would be.
Journalist Janos D. Froelich analyzed the final product of It as looking cheaper than ABC's previous sweeps month big events, which made her less faithful about it being successful.
It turned out to be the biggest success of for Capital Cities, owner of ABC , garnering nearly 30 million viewers over its two-night premiere.
Nielsen to be recording it. Television experts reported "rave"  and not-so-fond reviews of It from television critics.
Louis Post-Dispatch writer Eric Mink cherished it as "a gripping, bloody horror romp that will leave most of your major muscle groups aching from long stretches of constant tension.
Some critics highlighted its priority on character development over the typical horror traits of blood and gore,    Richmond elaborating it was "all the more disturbing and believable by the fact that we are forced to care about these people as individuals.
However, many writers also panned It 's long length and padding,      The Washington Times writer Rick Martin criticizing its lack of scary moments over a four-hour running time.
The most praise came towards It 's first part, a common highlight being the performances of the child actors      and its development of the Losers.
The part had the most "impact" of the miniseries because it focused on children, a very "vulnerable" demographic of people, analyzed The San Diego Union writer Robert P.
But we're also reminded what a soothing salve friendship was. Keller wrote the Losers' bonding "never lurch into the sentimental, but are deeply, powerfully moving all the same," also finding the back-and-forth flashback technique to be the miniseries' "most effective" aspect.
The second part garnered more criticism, a recurring con being the adult actors. Mal Vincent felt the adult characters unintentionally looked like "psychopaths" seeing It's mind images, but also liked the performers of the grown-ups more than most other critics: "they do manage, just as importantly, to suggest camaraderie and friendship which, considering they are mostly stars of competing TV series, is an achievement in itself.
The ending of the miniseries garnered the most disappointment with critics, even those most favorable toward the miniseries. In , It was re-released on VHS on a single cassette tape and was altered, removing the end credits from part 1 and the opening credits of part 2.
These edits carried over to all future releases of the miniseries. On April 1, , a full, p minute version of It was released to Prime Video.
Steelbook Blu-ray packages were distributed in Germany on September 22, as a limited edition of 1, copies ;  France on October 12, ;  Italy on October 20, ;  the Czech Republic on December 7, ;  Finland, Sweden and Norway on January 22, ;    Denmark on January 25, ;  and the United Kingdom as a Zavvi exclusive on October 24,  and a more accessible release on September 23, In the United States and Australia, steelbook editions were released as retailer exclusives.
While the climax may be somewhat unavoidably unsatisfying, it is nostalgically remembered for its strengths, including its unforgettably gruesome Pennywise portrayal, its memorably shocking moments of on-screen visceral horror [ Stephen King's It is considered by most fans to be the most terrifying made-for-television horror film of all time.
More time and more money would've helped in the visual effects department, but I think we did okay with what we had, and what we had, above all else, was a brilliant cast and brilliant material.
Stephen King and I corresponded after the fact, and he felt as I did about the show's strengths and weaknesses, but overall was very complimentary.
The site's consensus reads, "Though hampered by an uneven second half, It supplies a wealth of funhouse thrills and an idelible turn from Tim Curry as Pennywise.
Many retrospective pieces have spotlighted Curry's version of Pennywise,      being called by several publications and scholars as one of the most terrifying clown characters in film and television.
Collins described it as "the stuff sleepless nights are made of. He gloats, he giggles, he taunts, he devours the scenery like the monster himself devours middle-schoolers — and he generally sears his way right into the brain of the viewer.
Collins and James Smythe of The Guardian claimed the miniseries to have a cult status ,   Smythe using Curry's portrayal as the main reason: "To this day, it's Pennywise that people turn to if you ask them to picture a scary clown.
Far more people than ever read the book have seen pictures of Curry's Pennywise, or have watched clips, or remember their siblings forcing them to watch it with them.
However, the other parts of the miniseries have faced more divided opinions. Smythe, while finding the miniseries enjoyable overall, also found the writing to be "clunky" and the other performances to be "soapy.
Rozsa was also one of the few reviewers to dislike the child performers, describing their line delivery as "unconvincing. Jonathan Barkin, in a review, wrote that the first part, while the best of the miniseries, suffered from "awkward attempts to tie everything together," where what's only shown is "the smallest of snippets and there aren't really any solid connecting lines.
His overall criticisms includes its flashback structure and cheap television look, especially when it came to the spider and the "lazy" choice of close-up shots for Pennywise's scary faces.
There have been several internet memes using gifs of the scene where Pennywise meets Georgie. While King has admitted to enjoying the miniseries, calling it a "really ambitious adaptation of a really long book;"  Wallace, who only read the novel years after finishing It , stated in that he found the miniseries to be inferior to its source material.
It ' s commercial success began a wave of miniseries adaptations of Stephen King works, such as The Tommyknockers , another miniseries where Cohen wrote the script; Under the Dome —15 ; The two-part late s film version of It Chapter One and Chapter Two feature references to the miniseries.
A doll replica of Curry's Pennywise is seen in Chapter One in the scene where Richie encounters a room of clown dolls in the house on Neibolt Street;  the doll was also included in the film's trailer.
It's very dated, you know? In May , an Indiegogo campaign was created for Pennywise: The Story of IT , an independent documentary film about the production and lasting impact of the It miniseries.
The acting and the way people react to scenarios is also very on point. The ending is one that you won't forget in the near future either.
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March 13, Full Review…. September 8, Rating: 2. September 12, Rating: 2. View All Critic Reviews Sep 10, Seeing as this was originally released as a two part TV film it only feels right review them separate then star rate it the average score, I have never read the book either but have read through a few chapters before, Part one was pretty good I suppose in its own way, I enjoyed the story and the characters but the acting was pretty awful and it was full of stereotype supporting cast like bullies who act and look like Grease rejects and for some reason they go beyond bullying and try to murder people and to be honest they didn't help the film one bit, There are no scares to be had at all, Not even jump scares but Tim Curry as Pennywise was good but underused, The film gets predictable and bland near the end and I was left pretty disappointed, Let's just thank god they didn't do the whole child sex orgy scene, Part one gets 3 stars.
Part two felt very uneven at times as in we have the main plot come to life where all the Losers Club has grown up and they meet up 30 years to take down Pennywise once and for all, So I expected it to be darker but when we have a scene with Pennywise trying to put the fear back in the cast we have the next scene that had a light tone where they act like nothing happened and get drunk and eat at restaurants, The acting was just as bad, I liked the way the story continued but its execution was poor, The ending was dull and yet again there was no scares at all, Rated on its own it gets 2 Stars so the average in 2 and a half stars, Which is a shame as I heard nothing but horror stories from people who said this film was scary as hell, What a letdown is what I'll be saying if they ask me.
Jamie C Super Reviewer. Mar 14, I was thoroughly underwhelmed. The fault may lie with me somewhat there, as I read the book first and had a certain level of expectation which I know never to do.
But the rest of the responsibility I level straight at Tommy Lee Wallace and his film, which is just not that great.
It does however, feature an astounding performance from the peerless Tim Curry as the pieces titular villain.
Gimly M Super Reviewer. Jun 09, Hayden B Super Reviewer. Oct 31, It is a terrifying tale of horror from bestselling author Stephen King.In einem weiteren Sachbuch namens Das Leben und das Schreiben gibt er Einblicke in von ihm bevorzugte Stilmittel und Herangehensweisen beim Verfassen literarischer Werke. Tom Tykwer. Für diese Regieleistung wurde er für die Goldene Himbeere als schlechtester Regisseur nominiert. MacyTom Berenger. Es existieren viele Biographien über King, wie z. But is it Casanova Stream September schilderte Uhlmann zudem: "Der erste Grund, warum ich einen Song über Stephen King geschrieben habe, ist, dass ich will, dass er endlich einen Nobelpreis bekommt. Diese nutzte er, Jason Und Der Kampf Um Das Goldene Vlies Stream Kurzgeschichten zu schreiben. Johnny DeppJohn Turturro. Idris Cnn World NewsMatthew McConaughey. In this two-parter, humankind has gone missing, but so too have all the elements of surprise and suspense. Visit our What to Watch page. LetSdance Storm S02E13 - kniha. December 30, Emmy Award. October Derrick Folgen Mal Vincent felt the adult characters unintentionally looked like "psychopaths" seeing It's mind images, but also liked the performers of the grown-ups more than most other critics: "they do manage, just as importantly, to suggest camaraderie and friendship which, considering they are mostly stars of competing TV series, is an achievement in itself. The Mary Sue. January 1,