Dark Tower Thread
Posted 10 September 2010 - 06:31 PM
Given the nature of this board, this thread is not about what I was expecting.
My brother had that game. At one point I would just take the tower in the car like on a road trip and just play it like it was a gameboy. It wasn't until later that I actually tried setting it up and playing the game for real.
Posted 12 September 2010 - 12:28 PM
but seriously Movie>tv series>movie>tv series>movie
Posted 12 September 2010 - 05:12 PM
I thought it was waaaay interesting how
Dark Tower ending spoiler - don't read unless you've finished Book 7.Spoiler
I just hope they don't go through with Christian Bale being Roland (he has been the #1 choice to play Roland since 2009).
In April 2010, it was announced that the books will be adapted into a trilogy that will be written by Akiva Goldsman and directed and produced by Ron Howard.
On September 8, 2010, it was officially confirmed that the series will be brought to both the big and the small screens via a trilogy of feature films and two seasons of a television series to bridge gaps between the films.
You don't see me going to ice cream socials and not eating ice cream and socializing.
Posted 13 September 2010 - 06:47 AM
He didn't fix ALL inconsistencies, there are a few mistakes and plot holes here and there throughout the series but nothing too bad
Movie: It's a good time for this to come out as a movie/series. I'm happy that it's big screen, I don't want it to end up looking like Legend of the Seeker or anything.
Stephen King says that all the big, epic fantasy movies lately are part of post-9/11 culture, since it's so far removed from the real world. Not sure if I agree but it's an interesting concept.
Posted 17 September 2010 - 04:24 PM
i read the gunslinger once but didn't have the necessary knowledge of how far this thing extends
going to go with this reading order unless anyone has any objections
Posted 29 September 2010 - 07:00 PM
Posted 30 September 2010 - 07:12 AM
Anyway, if you're just starting Stephen King, here are a few good "starter" books:
-Night Shift (collection of short stories)
-If you liked that one, then Skeleton Crew (more short stories but with one novella)
-Salem's Lot (classic vampires, not trendy ones)
-Cujo (The whole book builds up to one horrible, seemingly inescapable situation, which I found pretty neat)
-The Long Walk (I love this book and I never hear anyone else talk about it)
In fact, I think I'll say here that The Long Walk is about a bunch of teenagers who agree to be in this walking competition, where whoever can walk the furthest wins. The ones who stop walking are killed. That's the whole idea, and it's awesome following it along. Go read it.
Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:39 PM
I finally started reading The Drawing of the Three this week and holy wow, what a leap from The Gunslinger. This shit has me engrossed as hell and I'll probably be done with it by tomorrow.
Yeah Drawing of the Three has an entirely different pace than any other book in the series, and it's completely awesome. I'm reading the Road to the Dark Tower now, (as if I hadn't wasted enough of my life reading this series, now I'm reading a book ABOUT the series) and they talk a lot about how the book is almost structured opposite of the Gunslinger. In the Gunslinger it's a long slow build to a climax, where as tDotT starts off instantly with one of the most important events in the book and then lets everything play out from there.
I'm enjoying the Road to the Dark Tower because I find the story of how the books were written and the circumstances around how hard the Gunslinger was so hard to find and all that to be very interesting. Although the chunk I'm reading right now towards the middle just basically recaps each book and it's pretty skippable.
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