Der Sturm des Jahrhunderts. Originaldrehbuch
STORM OF THE CENTURY begins with an unspeakably violent death and the man responsible has not a care in the world.....save one.
"Give me what I want and I will go away."
The calm and collected Town Constable of Maine's Little Tall Island, Mike Anderson, is preparing for the Big One with half the to...more
I have to say that I wasn't disappointed. I don't know if I would say that either one is better than the other... Each version brings something to the table. The movie version has creepy perfect Colm Feore, and while the book has stills from the movie, they just don't do him justice. And the movie has effec ...more
In the edition i read, Mr King explained how he got the idea of this book and that the more he thought of it, the more he saw it as a movie and that's why he wrote as a movie script.
That's what caught me at the beginning. It was really interesting to picture the different scenes and characters, i mean i can usually pi ...more
Dated genre for the most; modern rational thinking means devil stories are null and void. King's new direction works better for me.
It's all the weathercasters can talk about - the Storm of the Century. It'll be a blizzard, white-out conditions that will last for days. The tiny island community of Little Tall Island is ready. They've stocked up on provisions. They have the emergency shelter prepared. The islanders can take whatever the storm throws at them, ayuh. They have no way of knowing that evil is about to break through, an evil that will take and take, an evil that will change ...more
p.371:"... this is a cash-and-carry world, pay as you go."
the story is about island folks from the place called Little Tall. they get snowed in when an old lady gets murdered and the killer gets locked up. but from behind locked bars the man possesses everyone who has some dirty little secret. and its said thorough multiple times that island folks can keep their secret between themselves really well. the people who are too stubborn to confe ...more
I started this book last night, which was perfect timing: A storm was coming in and the wind outside was insane. Just like in this screenplay.
The story takes place in February 1989 on Little Tall Island off the coast of (you got it) Maine. The Storm of the Century is threatening to roll through, and with it comes a stranger to the area, Andre Linoge. He's creeptastic in the way that most of King's villains are; but there's not a whole lot new here. Small community ...more
But, this one I did not like at all. To tell the thruth: I did not get past page 20 or so. I simply could not read it.
Okay, it has been a while since I read a play, but nevertheless, the desritions of scenery disturbed reading and getting into the story very much.
I might give it another try, someday. But... not just yet.
When I think of a classic Stephen King novel, this is something that will now come to mind. Well...screenplay in this case. A wonderfully crafted environment with a host of small-town islanders to act everything out. There were multiple moments where I found myself physically responding to the story at hand: gasping, making exclamations out loud (it's a good thing nobody was around while I was reading), and within the last thirty pages or so it was flat out nausea.