The top film of the week is the Stephen King adaptation “It,” which begs the question: What’s your favorite Stephen King book-turned-film?
With more than 50 books published and 40 movie adaptations made over the years, King’s work is still as relevant as ever. Recent big budget films like “The Dark Tower” starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, as well as King-inspired shows like “Stranger Things,” encapsulate the longevity and influence of the author’s work. But not without some backlash. Even cult-favorite movies like Stanley Kubric’s “The Shining” drew criticism from the author himself, who believed the film drifted too far from the content of his book.
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Lael Loewenstein, KPCC film critic
Wade Major, film critic for KPCC and host for IGN’s DigiGods.com