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King Noir; new book about The Crime Fiction of Stephen King

Posted: July 19, 2024, 06:55
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King Noir, new book about The Crime Fiction of Stephen King by Tony Magistrale and Michael J. Blouin with contributions by Stephen King, and Charles Ardai. Released in hardback and paperback in April 2025.


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Over the past thirty years, Stephen King has received enormous attention from both the popular press as well as academics seeking to explain the unique phenomenon of his success. Books on King explore his canon in religious contexts, in political and historical contexts, in mythic—specifically Jungian—contexts, in Gothic/horror (especially American literary) contexts, and in a wide variety of other contexts appropriate to a writer who, over the past half century, has become “America’s Storyteller.” Beginning with a never-published chapter authored by Stephen King himself on the influence of the genre on his own writing, King Noir makes an invaluable contribution to King scholarship by placing King’s works in conversation with American crime fiction.

The Shining Lands Surprise Documentary

Posted: July 19, 2024, 04:55
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Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining Lands Surprise Documentary from His Estate: ‘A Holy Grail of Film History’.

The just-announced documentary, titled “Shine On – The Forgotten ‘Shining’ Location,” will premiere on the official Stanley Kubrick YouTube channel on Friday, July 26 at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST to commemorate the late filmmaker’s birthday. The feature captures the location scouting and making of the art direction for the Overlook Hotel at Elstree Studios.

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The Running Man About To Start Filming

Posted: July 19, 2024, 00:57
Section: Film » The Running Man
In an interview with Indie Wire Glen Powell mentions that he is about to start filming Edgar Wright’s The Running Man, a much closer adaptation to King’s book than the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.

Speaking of “The Running Man,” how did that happen?

It was so fun for me because I searched “Edgar Wright” in my email the other day, writing “Edgar.” We’ve been going back and forth on script stuff, and it’s so fun. The world that Edgar’s developed on this thing is just outrageous. It’s so good. And really, we’re just both such big fans of the Stephen King book, and it’s going to be a great character. I’m so fired up about it. But I searched my email, and I searched Edgar Wright in my email, and it came up: I had a wish list of directors that I wanted to work with in 2008 when I moved out to LA that I sent my agent at the time — and Edgar Wright is literally number one. I’m such an Edgar Wright man. And so, the fact that I get to work with him right now is just so damn cool.

Thanks to Herbert West

Italian Edition Of Stories From Five Decades Of Storytelling

Posted: July 12, 2024, 09:23
An Italian edition of Stephen King: Stories From Five Decades of Storytelling will be released by Independent Legions who has already released my books Shining in the Dark and Stephen King: Not Just Horror in Italy.

The book will be available in two editions. One limited and numbered edition that will contain a series of photos of my trip to Bangor and my meetings with King, in London and New York and one trade edition.

The release of the Italian editions (Trade and Limited) is scheduled for December 2024 and will be approximately 200 pages.

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