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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sparked a friendly debate among Stephen King fans, asking them to name their three favorite film adaptations of his chilling novels.
The mad kings faced an overwhelming challenge when the Academy tweeted a collage of the posters from Misery (1990), The Shining (1980), Shawshank Redemption (1994), It (2017), Carrie (1976), The Green Mile (1999). Gerald’s Game (2017), stay by me (1986)Y The fog (2007) with the caption: “If you could only pick three Stephen King film adaptations from this list, which ones would you pick?”
While the Academy is best known for its annual celebration of achievement in the film industry through the production of the Oscars, it’s wonderful to see that it continues to elevate the art of film on its social media channels throughout the year.
Ali Aksöz reduced his selections to King’s classics Misery, Life imprisonmentY stay by me.
It turns out that many fans agreed with their selections, although Misery it was often in close competition with another iconic King adaptation: The glow.
Another fan favorite turned out to be The green Milethe bittersweet story of John Coffey (Michael Clark Duncan).
The Academy kicked off the discussion in honor of Stephen King’s birthday on September 21. This year, the King of Terror turns 75. So far, he has written 64 novels and has sold no less than 350 million books.
His work has greatly influenced the work of Matt and Ross Duffer, the creators of Strange things. The Duffer Brothers are such huge fans of King that they are, in fact, in the process of making a film adaptation of King. the talismana book he co-wrote with Peter Straub.