FYMP Podcast #13 – The Dark Tower, IT, & the Cinematic World of Stephen King

In this episode Matt and Khemit discuss the recent Stephen King adaptation of The Dark Tower starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. They then discuss the many King book-to-film adaptation that have been made over the years, many of which you probably didn’t know came from that author! As always, there are recommendations for books and movies throughout.

Timestamp Recap
(02:30) The Dark Tower movie review
(26:26) IT movie review
(30:43) Stephen King movie adaptations
(58:15) Recommendations and thoughts on storytelling
(1:04:00) Kathy Bates vs. Kathy Bates

Stories Discussed
Movies – The Dark Tower, IT, The Shining, Misery, The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, The Mist, Apt Pupil, The Lawnmower Man
Books – The Gunslinger, Wizard & Glass, IT, The Stand, Pet Sematary, Four Seasons, Apt Pupil
Creators – Stephen King, Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tad Williams, James S.A. Corey
TV – The Stand, Rick & Morty

Dis/Honorable Mention
Movies – The Titan, The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Maze Runner, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Watchmen, Cabin in the Woods, Christine, The Hobbit, Stand by Me, Secret Garden, Transformers: The Last Knight, The Night Flier, Sleepwalkers, Firestarter, The Running Man, Cujo, Pet Sematary, Carrie, Psycho, Gerald’s Game
Books – Man Plus, Drawing of the Three, The Wasteland, Wolves of Calla, The Wheel of Time Series, Winter’s Heart, Order of the Phoenix, Xanth series, Carrie, The Silmarillion, Under the Dome, Needful Things, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, The Body, Four Past Midnight, Firestarter, The Running Man, Thinner, Cujo, Carrie, Perdido Street Stations, The Talisman, Black House, Otherland, The Dragonbone Chair
Creators –  Frederik Pohl, Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Jackie Earle Haley, Fran Kranz, Piers Anthony, Jack Nicholson, China Mieville, Peter Straub
TV – Dollhouse, Under the Dome

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