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Why does the big screen love Stephen King so much?

It began in 1975. Director Brian De Palma read the 26-year-old Stephen King’s debut novel Carrie; he said that it was a “terrific book” and he was “very interested in doing it”. The screenplay was bought by United Artists, and the film released in 1976. Critics loved the film, and it was frequently cited as […]

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Culture Theatre

Shawshank demands more of our judiciary system

Image courtesy of Mark Yeoman A variation on the usual King’s Theatre format, The Shawshank Redemption has been adapted from Stephen King’s original short story for the stage with this being its first major UK tour. As in the highly acclaimed, cult classic film of the same name, Shawshank tells the story of Andy Dufresne […]