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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby eddysnake on Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:37 pm

http://www.slashfilm.com/dark-tower-tv-series-air-hbo/

Movie still looking for a home, but the tv part is going to HBO. Great News!

Gazer first mentioned HBO’s involvement in a recent interview with MTV. “We’re going to do [The Dark Tower] with HBO,” he said. “We’ll do the TV with HBO, and we’ll do the movie with… to be determined. We’ll do it right.” The premium cable channel seems about as ideal a home as I can imagine for the series, given that HBO has few restrictions on violent or sexual imagery. There’s also the fact that ratings matter much less for HBO than they do for other networks, which gives them more freedom to make sure both seasons will play out as planned.
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby Froggy on Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:44 pm

:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
they should just do the whole thing on HBO
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby obhave on Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:05 pm

This is fantastic news :thumb:
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:44 pm

If GoT is any indication then I am uber excited
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:06 am

lol I was just about to post this article this morning...AWESOME!!!!!!
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:58 am

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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby Froggy on Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:13 am

Wind Through the Keyhole comes out in two weeks. Why do I have this sinking feeling its gonna be terrible?
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby eddysnake on Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:19 am

Froggy wrote:Wind Through the Keyhole comes out in two weeks. Why do I have this sinking feeling its gonna be terrible?


read some reviews on it, apparently it's them sitting around a fire and Roland telling flashback stories? Not sure I can get back into that now
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:22 am

I am generally not a fan of books that are like "mid-quels" in a series.

Spoiler:
It's hard to read the book knowing that eventually, Eddie, Oy, and Jake will all die.
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby Froggy on Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:24 am

And it takes place between 4 & 5, right? Part 4 is already 90% flashback. If these are read in order based on chronology, that is really going to bog down the main storyline.

But I guess king had to write it or the universe would explode or something, right?
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby Froggy on Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:33 pm

Just bought wind through the keyhole digitally. Only 15 pages in, sooooo not sure if it's just a straight up cash grab yet
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby Froggy on Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:44 pm

Ok, got about half way through. Not particularly enjoying it. It's not only a flashback, but a flashback inside a flashback. And you could argue since the book takes place between wizard and wolves, it is a flashback inside a flashback, inside a flashback.

At 300 pages, this SCREAMS "I don't have one story good enough to make into a novel"
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:39 pm

Froggy wrote:Ok, got about half way through. Not particularly enjoying it. It's not only a flashback, but a flashback inside a flashback. And you could argue since the book takes place between wizard and wolves, it is a flashback inside a flashback, inside a flashback.

At 300 pages, this SCREAMS "I don't have one story good enough to make into a novel"


This is the biggest thing that has immediately turned me away from this book. Wizard and Glass was probably my least favorite of the Dark Tower series, because I am generally not a huge fan of the "prequel" stuff. Granted, it did a lot to explain how Roland came to be, but it's not my cup of tea. At this point, I already know what ultimately happens to the entire ka-tet. I don't really care about another flashback, even if it is well-written.

I have actually liked most of King's releases in the last five years or so. Cell was great, Duma Key was meh, etc.
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby Froggy on Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:46 pm

at least W&G was basically ONE story. and i thought it was a pretty good one at that. i think what bothers me about this one so far is just that the structure is really clunky. i'll put this in spoilers, i guess, but nothing really spoilery plot wise...

Spoiler:
ok... they are walking along, and then a storm comes. then they decide to wait it out in this building. so roland tells this story about how when he was a kid, he was chasing after a werewolf. then halfway through that story, flashback roland tells the wind through the keyhole story to some kid in the flashback.


like i said, im only about halfway through, and i have no idea how it resolves, but like i said... clunky storytelling



oh, and duma key is waaaay underrated
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:49 pm

No, I definitely enjoyed Duma Key.

Loved Under the Dome and 11/22/63
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby Froggy on Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:41 pm

duma key really reminded me of Insomnia, which is another waaaay underrated king book. i think it would have been looked at more fondly had it not been tied so closely with the dark tower mythos.
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:28 am

I thought the 1st half of Cell was awesome. King usually takes a few hundred pages to get going but someone eats the face off another character 4 pages in so he chose a different route with that book. The 2nd half was terrible IMO and the ending was atrocious.
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:35 am

http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/04/24/eyes-of-the-dragon-movie/

ohmygawd

Hopefully this turns out great. One of my favorite King novels (and one that many people don't know about)
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:36 am

shafnutz05 wrote:http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/04/24/eyes-of-the-dragon-movie/

ohmygawd

Hopefully this turns out great. One of my favorite King novels (and one that many people don't know about)


I was just going to post this. Its scyfy so who knows? I loved the book and the fact that it has Randall Flagg in it makes it even better.
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby Froggy on Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:51 am

Don't bother with wind through the keyhole unless you HAVE to read every word related to the series. It only added one interesting thing...

Spoiler:
Roland's mother knew she would die by Roland's handif she returned to Gilead, but did so anyway, because that was her ka. Which makes sense, because if that hadn't have happened, Roland would have never chased marten through the desert, and thusly would have never saved the universe(s)
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby eddysnake on Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:14 pm

Froggy wrote:Don't bother with wind through the keyhole unless you HAVE to read every word related to the series. It only added one interesting thing...

Spoiler:
Roland's mother knew she would die by Roland's handif she returned to Gilead, but did so anyway, because that was her ka. Which makes sense, because if that hadn't have happened, Roland would have never chased marten through the desert, and thusly would have never saved the universe(s)


thanks, just saved me from reading the book!
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:17 pm

eddysnake wrote:
Froggy wrote:Don't bother with wind through the keyhole unless you HAVE to read every word related to the series. It only added one interesting thing...

Spoiler:
Roland's mother knew she would die by Roland's handif she returned to Gilead, but did so anyway, because that was her ka. Which makes sense, because if that hadn't have happened, Roland would have never chased marten through the desert, and thusly would have never saved the universe(s)


thanks, just saved me from reading the book!


Ditto.
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby Froggy on Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:47 pm

I guess the stories are reasonably well told. I actually thought the Little Sisters Of Alluria story was a bit better. It just felt like a ripoff because it was like 50 pages of "present" Roland & Co., 150 pages of flashback Roland, and like 75 pages of a story unrelated to anything.

It's like if in the middle of W&G, teenage Roland pulled a Peter Griffin, and told the entire story of Eyes of the Dragon.... "this reminds me of this time a guy spied on a wizard"

I think this would have been better served as two short stories, because I think both flashbacks are worth reading.. But calling this a novel, and furthermore a DARK TOWER novel seems really cheap.
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:30 am

Russel Crowe now taking the lead as Roland.

Link supplied by TDT Facebook page and is overloaded at the moment:

http://www.sohood.com/2012/08/russell-crowe-set-to-take-over-the-dark-tower-lead/
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Re: The Dark Tower

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:44 am

Not a bad choice. Would prefer Viggo Mortensen personally.
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