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Stephen King's 11/22/63 on Hulu
#1
I did not read the book for two reasons:

1. It was too long for a novel on the JFK case

2. King relied on the Sixth Floor, and particularly Gary Mack for his research.

But now its on Hulu, and its an eight parter.

Is it done yet? What does our crowd think of it? I am not a big James Franco fan. Or JJ Anders.

Has anyone watched every segment yet? Is there any indication at all of conspiracy?
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#2
Netflex, is a lot like Hulu I believe, folks would need to purchase a monthly subscription if I'm not mistaken, it's the reason King signed with Hulu and they did an offal lot of advertising hoping to build an audience, truthfully, if you said it got up to an eight part series I can't see it going passed that. I have not seen it, nor would I find a movie worth watching that was based on real events fabricated. King is a big believer in Oswald did it, I wish I had one hour to sit down with King and talk to him. King if you ever read this, contact me please at scott-kaiser@hotmail.com so that I may help you come into the light.
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#3
Its one a week as an installment.

Right now I think its up to part 5.

Cherry Jones, a really good actress, plays Marina.

I think I will wait until its over and then watch them all.
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#4
Like Jim, I will wait to see the whole series
out of curiosity. I think the two best American
actresses today are Cherry Jones and Lili Taylor (who
is a regular on a TV series, AMERICAN CRIME, at present). Both are
sadly little-employed on feature films. Jones was
brilliant in the stage play THE HEIRESS and is
delightful in Tim Robbins's film CRADLE WILL
ROCK as Hallie Flanagan. Jones actually
plays Marguerite Oswald (i.e., one of the women
with that name) in 11/22/63. Jones played
the US president in the series 24, which
I never wanted to see. Taylor is riveting
in everything she does. She was especially
good as Valerie Solanas in I SHOT ANDY WARHOL.
She's also heartbreaking in DOGFIGHT. No,
she's not in 11/22.63. I digress.

I read the novel. I like a lot of King's work. His most
recent book, FINDERS KEEPERS, is excellent, a roman à clef
about J. D. Salinger and a deranged fan (sort of
like MISERY, another good book). But King is
highly uneven. His novels tend to go on too
long, much too long in some cases. The novel 11/22/63 is
one of those.

Much of it is the time-travel stuff that has
nothing to do with the assassination. For those
of us fascinated with that subject, it takes
forever to get there. I had the distinct impression
King had a half-baked and hackneyed time-travel
novel in the drawer that he tricked up by grafting on
the gimmick of having the hero travel to
Dealey Plaza. The doings there and the
portrayal of Oswald reflect dismal ignorance
on the part of the author. He did not do much
research. Relying on Gary Mack is of course
laughable and reprehensible. The book is
a major blot on King's career.

Read his book ON WRITING, which
is a marvelous textbook/autobiography. It
contains a riveting account of the strange
accident in which a driver seriously
injured him as he was walking along a road.
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#5
I liked the cars. Reminded me of 'American Graffitti', sort of. And Ozzie's hair was too neat. Needed a pimple or two as well.

The best part of King's "series" is the subtle references into the mindset of race relations, IMHO.

But Mr. McBride's statement is a fair assessment of this production.
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#6
Mark A. O'Blazney Wrote:I liked the cars. Reminded me of 'American Graffitti', sort of. And Ozzie's hair was too neat. Needed a pimple or two as well.

The best part of King's "series" is the subtle references into the mindset of race relations, IMHO.

But Mr. McBride's statement is a fair assessment of this production.


Mark, I haven't seen this production. So I reserve
judgment on it until I do. I was just commenting
on the novel. Joe McBride
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#7
Joseph McBride Wrote:
Mark A. O'Blazney Wrote:I liked the cars. Reminded me of 'American Graffitti', sort of. And Ozzie's hair was too neat. Needed a pimple or two as well.

The best part of King's "series" is the subtle references into the mindset of race relations, IMHO.

But Mr. McBride's statement is a fair assessment of this production.


Mark, I haven't seen this production. So I reserve
judgment on it until I do. I was just commenting
on the novel. Joe McBride

Sorry, my bad. No spoilers, please !!
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#8
There's a pre-existing thread: https://deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/sho...ephen+king
"All that is necessary for tyranny to succeed is for good men to do nothing." (unknown)

James Tracy: "There is sometimes an undue amount of paranoia among some conspiracy researchers that can contribute to flawed observations and analysis."

Gary Cornwell (Dept. Chief Counsel HSCA): "A fact merely marks the point at which we have agreed to let investigation cease."

Alan Ford: "Just because you believe it, that doesn't make it so."
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#9
Joseph McBride Wrote:Read his book ON WRITING, which
is a marvelous textbook/autobiography. It
contains a riveting account of the strange
accident in which a driver seriously
injured him as he was walking along a road.

On Writing is very good. So is his non-fiction Danse Macabre.
I personally prefer King's short stories, because he is forced to discipline himself more.
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#10
Isn't it hysterical how King got started?

His wife dug the manuscript of Carrie out of the trash and sent it to a publisher.

I think he is still married to her. I can understand what that divorce settlement would cost him.

Same thing with Rowling. She was on assistance before she wrote the first Harry Potter story.

BTW, I actually talked to King once in a phone interview. I was trying to do an article on Kubrick's film oh his book The Shining--which King ended up hating. He hated it so much that he made his own version for TV.
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