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Stephen King at the Movies

Ian Nathan



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Palazzo Editions Ltd
01 September 2019
Film, TV & Radio; Individual film directors, film-makers; Film & movie: styles & genres; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
'Stephen King is as important to American folklore as Mark Twain.' - William Goldman No single author has been adapted more regularly than Stephen King. There are sixty-five existing movies, thirty television shows, and seven individual episodes (of multi-author anthology shows like The Twilight Zone) based on his work. The industry that surrounds King is one that embodies the very nature of Hollywood, the strange allure of the horror genre, and the accessibility of his folkloric depiction of America. The concept of the King adaptation lies at the core of what we understand as screen entertainment. Illustrated with a fabulous array of familiar and unusual iconography, this is a complete account of the films and television series adapted from the work of Stephen King the literary Steven Spielberg. Including fresh critical analysis, interviews, making of stories and biographical elements, it is a King completist's dream and a set text for any movie fan. AUTHOR: Ian Nathan, who lives and works in London, is one of the UK's best-known film writers. He is the author of eight previous books, including Alien Vault, the best-selling history of Ridley Scott's masterpiece, Terminator Vault, Tim Burton, The Coen Brothers and the forthcoming Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle-earth. He is the former editor and executive editor of Empire, the world's biggest movie magazine, where he remains a contributing editor. He also regularly contributes to The Times, Independent, Mail on Sunday, Cahiers Du Cinema and the Discovering Film documentary series on Sky Arts. SELLING POINTS:

An encyclopedic exploration of Stephen Kingadaptations: from Carrie (1976) to It Chapter 2 (2019) Lavishly illustrated with more than 200 essentialimages, including unseen behind-the-scenes stills 200 colour images
By:   Ian Nathan
Imprint:   Palazzo Editions Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 275mm,  Width: 215mm, 
ISBN:   9781786750815
ISBN 10:   1786750813
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ian Nathan is the author of nine books, including Inside the Magic: The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film. He is the former editor and executive editor of Empire.

Reviews for Stephen King at the Movies

Beautifully presented... Great care has been taken to create a book that itself feels every part a piece of movie memorabilia. The book oozes style like a premium, limited edition release... As an overall history of the writer's adaptations, it does a fantastic job. * Horror Cult Films * Ian Nathan has hit a sweet spot ... with this pithy, handsomely illustrated coffee table sweep through almost five decades of TV and film King translations. **** * Frightfest * Nathan brings an experienced eye to the movies and shows, their creation and reputations, deserved or otherwise. You won't agree with everything, but it might get you seeking out one or two that you'd not heard of before. A highly readable overview of what still appears to be an expanding topic. Recommended. 9/10 * Sci-Fi Bulletin * Stephen King: At The Movies is a lovingly crafted tribute to King's work on film, and an excellent coffee table book... Ian Nathan is an incredibly articulate author, and for the most part his analysis of the films and TV shows is incisive and spot on. * Front Row Reviews * Visual and textual fun... Stephen King at the Movies is part photo book, sneering with nasty full-color images culled from the many King screen works, as well as some neat behind-the-scenes looks at these films and shows' creations. * Psychobabble * Strong on context, Making Of anecdotes and analysis... Also a joy is the mix of stills and behind-the-scenes shots, gleaming so vivid as to bleed off the page. * Total Film *

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