Dolores Claiborne

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848940912

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Dolores Claiborne has a story to tell. But it is not quite what the police had expected. Dolores Claiborne has a confession to make . . . She will take her time. Won't be hurried. Will do it her way, sparing neither details nor feelings. Hers or anyone else's. This is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Truth that takes you to the edge of darkness. Dolores Claiborne has a story to tell and you'd better pay attention - or else. DOLORES CLAIBORNE is a film starring Kathy Bates.

Apocalyptic Dread

American Film at the Turn of the Millennium

Author: Kirsten Moana Thompson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 079148033X

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

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The power and presence of dread in recent American cinema.

Reel Knockouts

Violent Women in Film

Author: Martha McCaughey,Neal King

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292778376

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 291

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When Thelma and Louise outfought the men who had tormented them, women across America discovered what male fans of action movies have long known—the empowering rush of movie violence. Yet the duo's escapades also provoked censure across a wide range of viewers, from conservatives who felt threatened by the up-ending of women's traditional roles to feminists who saw the pair's use of male-style violence as yet another instance of women's co-option by the patriarchy. In the first book-length study of violent women in movies, Reel Knockouts makes feminist sense of violent women in films from Hollywood to Hong Kong, from top-grossing to direct-to-video, and from cop-action movies to X-rated skin flicks. Contributors from a variety of disciplines analyze violent women's respective places in the history of cinema, in the lives of viewers, and in the feminist response to male violence against women. The essays in part one, "Genre Films," turn to film cycles in which violent women have routinely appeared. The essays in part two, "New Bonds and New Communities," analyze movies singly or in pairs to determine how women's movie brutality fosters solidarity amongst the characters or their audiences. All of the contributions look at films not simply in terms of whether they properly represent women or feminist principles, but also as texts with social contexts and possible uses in the re-construction of masculinity and femininity.

Weird Lullabies

Mothers and Daughters in Contemporary Film

Author: Betty Jay

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039118397

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

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This book focuses on the mother-daughter relationship as it features in a number of films from the 1990s onwards. Bringing the insights of psychoanalysis and feminism to bear on a diverse and compelling range of representations of the mother-daughter dynamic, the author addresses a range of questions relating to the social, historical and cultural conditions which go to inform the female experience. These include, in relation to "Dolores Claiborne," "Heavenly Creatures" and "The Others," an exploration of different forms of familial violence and resistance to it and in "One True Thing," "Stepmom" and "Pieces of April," questions about the construction of the ideal mother and her loss. From "The" "Piano"'s engagement with French feminism and "Losing Chase"'s reworking of the life and work of Virginia Woolf to the depiction of cross-racial relationships during apartheid in "Friends," the films that go to make up this study all share a central concern with both the literal and symbolic forms that the mother-daughter relationship encompasses.

Stephen King, American Master

A Creepy Corpus of Facts About Stephen King & His Work

Author: Stephen Spignesi

Publisher: Permuted Press

ISBN: 168261607X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 770

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Fascinating facts, trivia, and little-known details about the Master of the Macabre’s life and work, plus interviews, essays, and insights for King fans, from the casual to the fanatical! Did you know…? · In his early teens, Stephen King sold typed copies of his short stories at school. · King originally thought his novel Pet Sematarywas too frightening to publish. · King’s legendary Dark Towerseries took him more than 30 years to write. · Thinnerwas the novel that revealed his “Richard Bachman” pseudonym to the world. · King wrote The Eyes of the Dragonfor his daughter Naomi. · He has never liked Stanley Kubrick’s film version of his novel The Shining. · It took him four years to write what some consider his magnum opus, IT. · The 2017 film version of IThas grossed more than $700 million worldwide. · In addition to novels, King has written essays, plays, screenplays, and even poetry.

Dolorès Claiborne

Author: Stephen King,Dominique Dill

Publisher: Albin Michel

ISBN: 2226216138

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

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Terrifiantes, bouleversantes, sans remords, les confessions d'une vieille dame très indigne. À Little Tall, on attend toujours de savoir ce qui s'est passé le 20 juillet 1963, jour de l'éclipse et de la mort de Joe, le mari de Dolores. Mais aujourd'hui, la police s'intéresse surtout aux circonstances du décès de Vera Donovan, dont Dolores fut la dame de compagnie pendant des décennies... Ce roman a été adapté à l'écran par Taylor Hackforden qui en a tiré un film beaucoup plus étrange que ce qu'on imaginait, beaucoup plus noir, beaucoup plus terrible. Kathy Bates - Oscar de la meilleure actrice pour son interprétation dans Misery - y incarne une Dolores Claiborne, inquiétante, au bord de l'implosion. Taylor Hackforden en a tiré un film beaucoup plus étrange que ce qu'on imaginait, beaucoup plus noir, beaucoup plus terrible.

Teaching Stephen King

Horror, the Supernatural, and New Approaches to Literature

Author: A. Burger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137483911

Category: Education

Page: 211

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Teaching Stephen King critically examines the works of Stephen King and several ways King can be incorporated into the high school and college classroom. The section on Variations on Horror Tropes includes chapters on the vampire, the werewolf, the undead monster, and the ghost. The section on Real Life Horror includes chapters on King's school shooting novella Rage, sexual violence, and coming of age narratives. Finally, the section on Playing with Publishing includes chapters on serial publishing and The Green Mile, e-books, and graphic novels.

Stephen King

The #1 New York Times Bestsellers! : Dolores Claiborne/Insomnia

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: New Amer Library

ISBN: 9780451931467

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Titles include "Dolores Claiborne" and "Insomnia".

Dolores

Roman

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641053889

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Die Wahrheit führt an den Abgrund der Finsternis ... Die Haushälterin Dolores soll ihre Arbeitgeberin, der sie dreißig Jahre lang gedient hat, umgebracht haben. Beim Polizeiverhör legt sie schonungslos ihre Lebensbeichte ab – und offenbart ihr düsteres Geheimnis. Ein psychologisches Meisterwerk – verfilmt mit Oscar-Preisträgerin Kathy Bates. »Stephen Kings Blick geht über die einfachen Schrecken hinaus.« The New York Times

Dolores Claiborne (Versione Italiana)

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Sperling & kupfer

ISBN: 8820090597

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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La tormentata vicenda di una donna di fatica del Maine: una vita segnata da violenze, angherie e dall'accusa di aver eliminato la sua padrona.

Stark (Dark Half)

Roman

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641035716

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Seit Jahren hat Thad Beaumont unter dem Pseudonym George Stark erfolgreich blutrünstige Thriller veröffentlicht. Als das Pseudonym aufgedeckt wird, beschließt er, sein Alter Ego »umzubringen«. Kurz darauf kommt es zu einer Mordserie in der Kleinstadt, unter den Opfern sind jene, die sich an dem symbolischen Begräbnis beteiligt haben. Ist George Stark wieder zum Leben erwacht? Dritter Roman des »Castle-Rock«-Zyklus.

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Stephen King: A Biography

A Biography

Author: Albert Rolls

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313345732

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Now known worldwide for his horror creations in best-selling books and popular film adaptations, Stephen King spent years in obscurity trying to find his voice and his audience. For much of his career he chose to remain in the small-town Maine of his youth, far from glittering publishing and film centers, yet few American writers can now equal his hold on audiences worldwide. This biography traces King's evolution from would-be pulp magazine writer to master of his craft, whose work both epitomizes and transcends the horror genre.

Die Speed Queen

Author: Stewart O'Nan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 364402331X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Margie Standiford sitzt in der Todeszelle eines Gefängnisses in Oklahoma, Stunden vor der Hinrichtung, und spricht ihre Lebensgeschichte auf Band. Sie erzählt, wie sie zur «Speed Queen» wurde; wie aus dem Drogenkonsum mit ihrem Mann und ihrer – und seiner – Geliebten Dealen wurde, aus Dealen Raub und aus Raub vielfacher Mord. Ihr Ghostwriter ist Amerikas «König des Horrors» Stephen King.

Great Authors of Mystery, Horror & Thrillers

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1622750950

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 184

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Mysteries, horror stories, and thrillers keep readers' hearts pounding and their bodies firmly planted on the edge of their seats. The authors who have provided some of the greatest literary adrenaline rushes in history are profiled in this book. These individuals challenge readers to solve crimes, delve into the supernatural, and face their deepest fears—all in the name of entertainment and edification. By examining the lives of many of the writers behind these popular works—including Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, John Grisham, Stephanie Meyer, and Bram Stoker—readers will also learn about the evolution of these genres, as well as the impetus behind the creation of many best-selling titles therein.

Stephen King on the Big Screen

Author: Mark Browning

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841502456

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 251

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and the first to consider in detail films like Creepshow, Sleepwalkers and 1408. The style, whilst critically rigorous, is designed to be accessible to discerning readers of King and fans of films based on his work." --Book Jacket.

Hollywood's Stephen King

Author: Tony Magistrale

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312293215

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

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A definitive overview of film adaptations of the works of horror master Stephen King analyzes the thematic, narative, and character links that are revealed among his films, exploring such popular films as Stand By Me, Misery, The Shining, The Green Mile, and The Shawshank Redemption, among others. Original. 15,000 first printing.