Time Bandits is a 1981 British fantasy film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Sean Connery, John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Ralph Richardson, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Michael Palin, Peter Vaughn and David Warner. Gilliam has referred to Time Bandits as the first in his "Trilogy of Imagination", followed by Brazil and ending with The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. All are about the "craziness of our awkwardly ordered society and the desire to escape it through whatever means possible." All three films focus on these struggles and attempts to escape them through imagination: Time Bandits through the eyes of a child, Brazil through the eyes of a man in his thirties, Munchausen through the eyes of an elderly man. Eleven-year-old Kevin has a vivid imagination and is fascinated by history Ancient Greece. One night, as Kevin is sleeping, an armoured knight on a horse bursts out of his wardrobe. Kevin is scared and hides as the knight rides off into a forest setting where once his bedroom wall was.
The next night he prepares a satchel with supplies and a Polaroid camera but is surprised when six dwarves spill out of the wardrobe. Kevin learns the group has stolen a large, worn map and is looking for an exit from his room before they are discovered, they find. Kevin is hesitant to join until the visage of a menacing head—the Supreme Being—appears behind them, demanding the return of the map. Kevin and the dwarves fall into an empty void at the end of the hallway, they land in Italy during the Napoleonic Wars. As they recover, Kevin learns that Randall is the lead dwarf of the group, which includes Fidgit, Strutter, Og, Wally and Vermin, they were once employed by the Supreme Being to repair holes in the spacetime fabric, but instead they realized the potential to use the map to steal riches. With the map and Kevin's help, they visit several locations in spacetime and meet figures such as Napoleon Bonaparte and Robin Hood. Kevin uses his camera to document their visits. However, they are unaware that their activities are being monitored by Evil, a malevolent being, able to manipulate reality and is attempting to acquire the map himself so that he can remake the universe to his design.
Through Evil's actions, Kevin becomes separated from the group and ends up in Mycenaean Greece, meeting King Agamemnon. After Kevin inadvertently helps Agamemnon kill an enemy, the king adopts him. Randall and the others soon locate Kevin and abduct him, much to his resentment, escape through another hole, arriving on the ill-fated RMS Titanic. After it sinks, they are forced to tread water. Evil transports them to his realm, the Time of Legends. After surviving encounters with ogres and a giant and the dwarves locate the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness and are led to believe that "The Most Fabulous Object in the World" awaits them, luring them into Evil's trap. Evil takes the map and locks the group in a cage over an bottomless pit. While looking through the Polaroids he took, Kevin finds one that includes the map, the group realises there is a hole in the Fortress near them, they escape from the cage, steal the map again and split: Kevin must distract their pursuers while the others go through the hole.
Evil takes the map back from him. The dwarves return with various warriors and fighting machines taken across time, but Evil has no trouble overpowering them all; as Kevin and the dwarves cower, Evil prepares to unleash his ultimate power. He is engulfed in flames and burned into charcoal, he reveals that he allowed the dwarves to borrow his map and the whole adventure had been a test of his creation. He orders the dwarves to collect all the pieces of concentrated Evil, warning that they can be deadly if not contained, recovers the map and allows the dwarves to rejoin him in his creation duties; the Supreme Being disappears with the dwarves, leaving Kevin stranded behind as a missed piece of Evil begins to smoulder. Kevin awakes in his bedroom to find it filled with smoke. Firefighters rescue him as they put out a fire in his house. One of the firemen finds; as Kevin recovers, he finds one of the firemen resembles Agamemnon and discovers that he still has the photos from his adventure. Kevin's parents discover a smouldering rock in the toaster oven.
Recognizing it as a piece of Evil, Kevin warns them not to touch it. Ignoring him, they touch it and explode, leaving only their shoes. Kevin tentatively approaches the smoking shoes and is seen from above as his figure grows smaller, revealing the planet and outer space, before being rolled up in the map by the Supreme Being. Terry Gilliam wrote the screenplay with fellow Monty Python alumnus Michael Palin, who appears with Shelley Duvall in the small, recurring roles of Vincent and Pansy; the London-based independent company was backed in part by former Beatle George Harrison, who wrote and performed the closing credits song "Dream Away" for this film. He is credited, together with Denis O'Brien, as being one of the executive producers of the film. In his book Monty Python: The Case Against Irreverence, Profanity and Licentious Abuse, Robert Hewison describes the dwarfs as representing the Monty Python troupe; the nice one, Fidgit, is said to represent Palin
Stephen Edwin King is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, science fiction, fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, television series, comic books. King has published six non-fiction books, he has written 200 short stories, most of which have been published in book collections. King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, British Fantasy Society Awards. In 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, he has received awards for his contribution to literature for his entire oeuvre, such as the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. In 2015, King was awarded with a National Medal of Arts from the United States National Endowment for the Arts for his contributions to literature, he has been described as the "King of Horror". King was born September 1947, in Portland, Maine, his father, Donald Edwin King, was a merchant seaman.
Donald was born under the surname Pollock, but as an adult, used the surname King. King's mother was Nellie Ruth; when Stephen King was two years old, his father left the family. King's mother raised Stephen and his older brother, David, by herself, sometimes under great financial strain; the family moved to De Pere, Fort Wayne and Stratford, Connecticut. When King was 11, his family returned to Durham, where his mother cared for her parents until their deaths, she became a caregiver in a local residential facility for the mentally challenged. King lost his belief in organized religion while in high school. While no longer religious, King chooses to believe in the existence of God; as a child, King witnessed one of his friends being struck and killed by a train, though he has no memory of the event. His family told him that after leaving home to play with the boy, King returned, speechless and in shock. Only did the family learn of the friend's death; some commentators have suggested that this event may have psychologically inspired some of King's darker works, but King makes no mention of it in his memoir On Writing.
King related in detail his primary inspiration for writing horror fiction in his non-fiction Danse Macabre, in a chapter titled "An Annoying Autobiographical Pause." King compares his uncle's dowsing for water using the bough of an apple branch with the sudden realization of what he wanted to do for a living. That inspiration occurred while browsing through an attic with his elder brother, when King uncovered a paperback version of an H. P. Lovecraft collection of short stories he remembers as The Lurker in the Shadows, that had belonged to his father. King told Barnes & Noble Studios during a 2009 interview, "I knew that I'd found home when I read that book."King attended Durham Elementary School and graduated from Lisbon Falls High School, in Lisbon Falls, Maine. He displayed an early interest in horror as an avid reader of EC's horror comics, including Tales from the Crypt, he began writing for fun while still in school, contributing articles to Dave's Rag, the newspaper his brother published with a mimeograph machine, began selling to his friends stories based on movies he had seen.
The first of his stories to be independently published was "I Was a Teenage Grave Robber". That story was published the following year in a revised form as "In a Half-World of Terror" in another fanzine, Stories of Suspense, edited by Marv Wolfman; as a teen, King won a Scholastic Art and Writing Award. From 1966, King studied at the University of Maine, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts in English; that year, his daughter Naomi Rachel was born. He wrote a column, Steve King's Garbage Truck, for the student newspaper, The Maine Campus, participated in a writing workshop organized by Burton Hatlen. King held a variety of jobs to pay for his studies, including janitor, gas pump attendant, worker at an industrial laundry. King met his future wife, fellow student Tabitha Spruce, at the University's Fogler Library after one of Professor Hatlen's workshops. King sold his first professional short story, "The Glass Floor," to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967. After graduating from the University of Maine, King earned a certificate to teach high school but, unable to find a teaching post initially supplemented his laboring wage by selling short stories to men's magazines such as Cavalier.
Many of these early stories have been republished in the collection Night Shift. The short story The Raft was published in a men's magazine. After being arrested for driving over a traffic cone, he was fined $250 and had no money to pay the petty larceny fine. However, payment arrived for the short story The Raft, King was able to pay the fine. In 1971, King was hired as a teacher at Hampden Academy in Maine, he worked on ideas for novels. In 1973, King's novel Carrie was accepted by publishing house Doubleday. Carrie was King's fourth novel, it was written on a portable typewriter. The novel began as a short story intended for Cavalier magazine, but King tossed the first three pages of his work in the garbage can. Tabith
Cujo is a 1983 American horror film directed by Lewis Teague based on Stephen King's 1981 novel of the same name. It was written by Don Carlos Dunaway and Barbara Turner, starring Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly and Danny Pintauro; the film revolves around a rabid St. Bernard who traps a mother and her child inside their car without food or water during a heat wave, their attempts to survive. Despite receiving mixed reviews and being a modest success during its theatrical release, the film has gathered cult following in the years since its release. Another film adaptation was announced in 2015 and is in production. Cujo, a friendly and easygoing St. Bernard, chases a wild rabbit and inserts his head into a cave, where a rabid bat bites his nose. Meanwhile, the Trenton family — advertising executive Vic, housewife Donna and their sensitive young son Tad — take their car to the rural home of abusive mechanic Joe Camber for some repairs, where they meet Cujo, the Camber family's pet. Donna thinks little of it.
Vic and Donna's marriage is tested when Vic learns that Donna is having an affair with her ex-boyfriend from high school, Steve Kemp, while Vic's advertising for a cereal commercial is failing. Charity and Brett, Joe's wife and son leave the house for a week to visit Charity's sister Holly; when the bite infection drives Cujo mad, he kills their alcoholic neighbor, Gary Pervier, its owner Joe. Vic goes out of town on a business trip, as Donna and Tad return to the Camber's house for more car repairs. Cujo attacks them, they take shelter in their Ford Pinto. Donna tries to drive home; the hot sun makes conditions nearly unbearable, Donna realizes that she must do something before they both die from heatstroke or dehydration. However, attempts at escape are foiled by Cujo's repeated attacks. Vic returns home to rekindle his marriage, only to find Donna and Tad missing and his house vandalized by Kemp, he suspects the possessive Kemp of kidnapping, but the police realize his wife and son might be at the Cambers' house.
The local sheriff, George Bannerman, has a brief standoff. Meanwhile, Donna takes advantage of a momentary distraction and hits Cujo with a baseball bat until it breaks, leaving only a jagged handle. Cujo is impaled in the stomach by the broken bat. Donna takes the sheriff's revolver and retrieves Tad, dehydrated and overheated; as Donna revives Tad in the house, now recovered, breaks through the kitchen window and tries to kill them. However, Donna shoots Cujo dead, before Vic reunites with his family. Dee Wallace as Donna Trenton Danny Pintauro as Tad Trenton Daniel Hugh-Kelly as Vic Trenton Christopher Stone as Steve Kemp Ed Lauter as Joe Camber Kaiulani Lee as Charity Camber Billy Jacoby as Brett Camber Mills Watson as Gary Pervier Jerry Hardin as Masen Sandy Ward as Sheriff George Bannerman Arthur Rosenberg as Roger Breakstone Moe as Cujo The original director was Peter Medak, who left the project two days into filming, along with DOP Tony Richardson, they were replaced by Jan de Bont respectively.
Cujo was played by four St. Bernards, several mechanical dogs, a black Labrador-Great Dane mix in a St. Bernard costume. In some shots, stuntman Gary Morgan played Cujo whilst wearing a large dog costume. Cujo was a modest box office success for Warner Brothers; the film was released August 1983, in the United States, opening in second place that weekend. It grossed a total of $21,156,152 domestically, making it the fourth-highest-grossing horror film of 1983 behind Jaws 3-D, Psycho II, Twilight Zone: The Movie. Reviews from critics were mixed. Janet Maslin of The New York Times wrote the film was "by no means a horror classic, but it's suspenseful and scary." Variety panned it as "a dull, uneventful entry in the horror genre, a film devoid of surprises or any original suspense." Gene Siskel of The Chicago Tribune gave the film one star out of four, calling it "one of the dumbest, flimsiest excuses for a movie I have seen." Roger Ebert called it "dreadful," and Linda Gross of the Los Angeles Times wrote that "no theater is air conditioned enough to justify watching this scary and beastly movie."Steve Jenkins of The Monthly Film Bulletin wrote that "for the most part Cujo works effectively as a near reductio ad absurdum of the woman-in-peril-mode," but disliked that the film changed the ending from the book, thinking it made "absolutely no sense in terms of the film's logic."
Author and film critic Leonard Maltin gave the film three out of a possible four stars, calling it "genuinely frightening" writing, "Builds but to terrifying climax." Despite the mixed reception, Stephen King called the film "terrific" and named it one of his favorite adaptations. On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a 60% approval rating based on 35 reviews, with the website's consensus stating: "Cujo is artless work punctuated with moments of high canine gore and one wild Dee Wallace performance." On Metacritic, the film holds a 58/100 based on reviews from 8 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”. In 2015, Sunn Classic Pictures announced that it would develop another adaptation titled C. U. J. O. Which stands for “Canine Unit Joint Operations”. Cujo on IMDb Cujo at AllMovie Cujo at Box Office Mojo Cujo at Rotten Tomatoes
Apple TV is a digital media player and microconsole developed and sold by Apple Inc. It is a small network appliance and entertainment device that can receive digital data such as music or video from specific sources and stream it to a television or other video display. Apple TV is an HDMI-compliant source device. To use it for viewing, it has to be connected to an enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen television via an HDMI cable; the device has no integrated controls and can only be controlled externally, either by an Apple Remote or Siri Remote control device using its infrared/Bluetooth capability, by the Apple TV Remote app on iOS devices, such as the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple Watch, using its Wi-Fi capability, or by some third-party infrared remotes. Its Wi-Fi capability is used to receive digital content from various iOS apps using AirPlay or directly from the iTunes Store, streamed to the TV, it plays digital content from the iTunes Store, Stan, Foxtel Now, Now TV, SlingTV, PlayStation Vue, Amazon Prime Video, DirecTV, YouTube, Red Bull TV, Vevo along with HBO Now, Showtime Anytime and the TV Everywhere portals of several cable and broadcast networks, the video subscription portals of all of the four major North American sports leagues: NFL TV app, MLB.tv, NBA League Pass, NHL.tv.
It plays content from any macOS or Windows computer running iTunes. Apple began to promote the Live Tune-In feature that allows the viewer to ask Siri to tune to live streams of CBS, ESPN, Disney XD among many others that support Live Tune-In. According to observers, Apple's March 2019 special event highlighted the company's reorientation of its focus away from the Apple TV hardware, which has lagged competitors with only 13% of U. S. connected TV market share, apps on the set-top box, instead turn toward higher revenue Apple-distributed video streaming that will be available through competitors' devices, via the company's upcoming Apple TV+ original content service and Apple TV Channels a la carte premium video on demand subscription aggregating service. In an early attempt to enter the home entertainment industry, Apple released the Macintosh TV in 1993. Macintosh TV had a 14-inch CRT screen along with a TV tuner card; this did not prove to be a success, as only 10,000 units of Macintosh TV were sold up to its discontinuation in 1994.
Apple's next foray into the television industry came with the Apple Interactive Television Box in 1994. Apple Interactive Television Box was a collaboration venture between Apple, BT, Belgacom but it never went on sale to the public. Apple's last major attempt to enter the home entertainment market before Apple TV occurred with their launch of Apple Bandai Pippin based on the Apple Pippin platform in the late 1990s. Apple Bandai Pippin combines a home game console with a networked computer. Starting as early as 2011, Gene Munster, longtime investment banking analyst at Piper Jaffray covering Apple and persisted rumors that Apple would announce HDTV television set hardware to directly compete with Sony, LG, other TV makers, but Apple has never released any such product and Munster relented and recanted in 2015; this was despite the set being mentioned as a possibility for a future breakthrough product in Steve Jobs' biography Steve Jobs. Apple TV was unveiled as a work in progress called "iTV" on September 12, 2006 using a modified Front Row interface using the Apple Remote.
Apple started taking pre-orders for Apple TV on January 9, 2007. The name "iTV" was going to be used to keep the product in line with the rest of their "i"-based products, but was not used because the British terrestrial broadcast network ITV holds the rights to the name in the UK and threatened to take legal action against Apple. Apple TV first shipped on March 2007 with a 40 GB hard disk. A updated model with a 160 GB HDD was released on May 31, 2007. On January 15, 2008, a software upgrade was announced; the update allowed the iTunes Store content to be directly rented and purchased, as well as photo streaming and podcast downloads from MobileMe and Flickr. Front Row became deprecated, a new interface was introduced for the original Apple TV in which content was organized into six categories, all of which appeared in a large square box on the screen upon startup and presented in the initial menu, along with a "Settings" option for configuration, including software updates. On July 10, 2008, Apple released the iTunes Remote app on the App Store, the Apple TV 2.1 software update that added recognition for the iPhone and iPod Touch as remote control devices intended as a software alternative to the Apple Remote.
Updates to the Apple TV, iTunes, Remote software added support for the iPad, introduced support for new features as they were added to iTunes. In July 2011, Apple discontinued the Front Row interface for Mac users. On September 9, 2015, Apple discontinued service and support for the first generation Apple TV. Beginning May 25, 2018, iTunes Store is no longer accessible from the device, due to its obsolete security standards; the 2nd generation Apple TV was announced on September 1, 2010, was the first to run on a variant of iOS. The device is housed in one-quarter the size of the original; this model replaced the internal hard drive wi
Cat's Eye (1985 film)
Cat's Eye is a 1985 American anthology horror film directed by Lewis Teague and written by Stephen King. It comprises three stories, "Quitters, Inc.", "The Ledge", "General". The first two are adaptations of short stories in King's Night Shift collection, the third is unique to the film; the three stories are connected only by the presence of a traveling cat, which plays an incidental role in the first two and is a major character of the third. Its cast includes James Woods, Alan King, Robert Hays and Candy Clark. A stray tom tabby cat is chased by a dog, nearly gets run down by a car, he hides from the dog in a delivery truck. The tomcat hears the disembodied voice of a young girl pleading for help because something is threatening her; the cat is picked up by Junk, an employee of Quitters, Inc. Smoker Dick Morrison is advised by a friend to join Inc. to kick his habit. Clinic counselor Vinnie Donatti explains that the clinic has a 100% success rate due to a uniquely persuasive method: every time Dick smokes a cigarette, horrors of increasing magnitude will befall his wife and child.
Using the tomcat that Donatti's assistant Junk has caught in the street, Donatti demonstrates the first of these horrors: the cat is put in a cage and tormented with electric shocks. Donatti explains that if his new client should be caught with a cigarette, Dick's wife Cindy will be subjected to the same shocks while he is forced to watch. For subsequent infractions, his young daughter will be subjected to the shocks his wife raped, after the fourth infraction, they give up. Not wanting to worry them, Dick hides the looming threat from his family; that night, Dick is angered by the methods Quitters uses and notices a pack of cigarettes in his desk. He prepares to smoke one, but notices a pair of feet in his closet, realizing Quitters Inc. is serious about their threat to ensure he is not smoking. The following day, Dick gives her a doll. Donatti is at the school, warning Dick that if he strays the only thing his daughter would understand is that someone is hurting her because her father misbehaved.
During a stressful traffic jam, Dick loses his will and smokes after finding an old forgotten pack of cigarettes in his glove box, not realizing he is being watched by Junk in a nearby car. After watching Cindy suffer in the electric cage, an enraged Dick attacks Donatti and Junk, allowing the tomcat to escape in the scuffle. After regaining the upper hand, Donatti says he forgives Dick. Dick tells his wife everything, after which they embrace. Time passes, Dick is smoke free at last, but has put on a little weight as a result of quitting. Dr. Donatti sets a target weight for Dick. Dick jokingly asks what will happen if he continues to gain weight, whether a man would attack his house with a flame thrower. Donatti says that's not what they have in mind. Dick and his wife have a dinner party with the friends who recommended Quitters, Inc. and they toast the company for a job well done. As she raises her glass, Dick discovers Donatti was not joking around: his friend's wife is missing her little finger.
The tomcat who has escaped Quitters Inc leaves Manhattan via the Staten Island Ferry befriends a group of vagrants and travels to Atlantic City, New Jersey, where it hears the same disembodied girl's voice asking for his help. Meanwhile and former tennis pro Johnny Norris is involved with a woman whose jealous husband, Cressner, is a crime boss and casino owner. Cressner, who will bet on anything, wins a wager that the cat will cross the busy road outside his casino, he takes the tomcat home. Cressner has Norris kidnapped; as revenge, Cressner blackmails Norris into a dangerous ordeal: he must circumnavigate the narrow exterior ledge of Cressner's penthouse apartment in a skyscraper. If he can make it all the way around, Cressner will grant his wife a divorce. If Norris refuses, Cressner will call the police and have him arrested for possession of drugs, which have been planted in Norris' Mustang by a henchman named Albert. Norris agrees. Cressner harasses Norris by startling him with a horn and turning on a fire hose at the halfway point to keep Norris from lingering.
A pigeon lands beside Norris and pecks to the point of causing it to bleed. Despite these distractions and a moment alone hanging from a dislodged neon sign, Norris makes it back to the apartment. Cressner says he will honor his bet: his henchman has removed the drugs, presents Norris with a bag of cash--however, he kicks over the bag to reveal his wife's severed head. Norris drops his gun. Norris uses the gun to shoot Albert points it at Cressner. Norris forces Cressner to undergo the same ordeal on the ledge; the tomcat watches as Cressner falls to his death. The tomcat hops a freight train and travels to Wilmington, North Carolina, where it is adopted by a little girl, who names him General; the cat runs afoul of the girl's mother, who believes he will harm Polly. Despite Amanda's protests, her mother puts General out at night; as a consequence, he is unable to protect Amanda from a small, malevolent troll that he witnessed taking up residence in the house in which he followed it there. When Amanda sleeps, the troll emerges via a retractable hole in one of the walls in Amanda's room.
The troll slays the parakeet with a tiny dagger and tries to steal Amanda's breath. General battles the troll. Af
The Dead Zone (film)
The Dead Zone is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by David Cronenberg. The screenplay, by Jeffrey Boam, is based on the 1979 novel of the same name by Stephen King; the film stars Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom, Martin Sheen, Anthony Zerbe and Colleen Dewhurst. Walken plays Johnny Smith, who awakens from a coma to find he has psychic powers; the film received positive reviews and became the basis for a television series of the same name in the early 2000s, starring Anthony Michael Hall. In the town of Castle Rock, John Smith, a young schoolteacher, is in love with his colleague Sarah Bracknell. After having a headache following a ride on a roller-coaster, Johnny politely declines when Sarah asks if he wants to spend the night with her; as he drives home through stormy weather, Johnny has a car accident. He awakens under the care of neurologist Dr. Sam Weizak, he finds that five years have passed, that Sarah is now married and has a child. Johnny discovers that he now has the psychic ability to learn a person's secrets through physical contact with them.
As he touches a nurse's hand, he has a vision of her daughter trapped in a fire. He sees that Weizak's mother, long thought to have died during World War II, is still alive, that a reporter's sister killed herself; as news of his "gift" spreads, Johnny is asked by Sheriff George Bannerman for help with a series of murders, but he wishes to be left alone and therefore declines. Sarah visits with her infant son and she and Johnny make out, but are interrupted by his father. Having a change of heart, Johnny agrees to help Bannerman and, through a vision at the crime scene, he discovers that Bannerman’s deputy Frank Dodd is the killer. Before they can arrest him, Dodd kills himself. Johnny is shot by Dodd’s mother, who in turn is killed by Bannerman. A disillusioned Johnny, now able to walk, moves away and attempts to live a more isolated life, he takes on tutoring jobs for children, working from home until a wealthy man named Roger Stuart implores him to come visit his son, Chris. They form a friendship, but Johnny soon receives a vision of Chris and two other boys falling into ice and drowning due to wearing heavy hockey equipment during a game.
Despite Stuart's skepticism, Chris stays home from the game. The other two boys fall in the drown, much to Stuart's shock. Johnny realizes he has a "dead zone" in his visions, where he can change the future. Johnny attends a rally for Greg Stillson, a third party candidate for the United States Senate, for whom Sarah and her husband volunteer. Johnny shakes Stillson's hand and has a vision of him becoming president and ordering a preemptive nuclear strike against Russia that results in a nuclear holocaust, he seeks Weizak's advice, asking, by way of example, if he would have killed Adolf Hitler if he had the chance, knowing in advance the atrocities Hitler would commit. Weizak replies. Johnny leaves Sarah a letter, telling her that what he is about to do will cost him his life, but that it will be a sacrifice he is willing to make. Johnny takes aim at Stillson at a rally, his shot misses the target. A photographer snaps a picture of Stillson holding the baby just as Johnny is shot by a security guard.
Confronted by an angry Stillson, a fatally wounded Johnny grabs his hand. He now foresees Stillson's reputation and political ambitions being ruined. Johnny tells Stillson. Sarah embraces Johnny and tells him she loves him; as King's novel The Dead Zone was released in 1979, Lorimar Film Entertainment began developing a film adaptation. Producer Carol Baum asked him to write a screenplay. "I saw it had great possibilities and agreed to do it," Boam said. He developed a script with director Stanley Donen, who left the project before the film had reached production at Lorimar. Lorimar closed its film division after a series of box office failures, soon after, producer Dino De Laurentiis bought the rights to The Dead Zone, he disliked Boam's screenplay and asked King to adapt his own novel. De Laurentiis reportedly rejected King's script as "involved and convoluted". De Laurentiis rejected a second script by Andrei Konchalovsky returning to Boam; the film was on track to be made when De Laurentiis hired producer Debra Hill to work with Cronenberg and Boam.
Boam abandoned King's parallel story structure for The Dead Zone's screenplay, turning the plot into separate episodes. Boam told writer Tim Lucas in 1983, "King's book is longer than it needed to be; the novel sprawls and it's episodic. What I did was use that episodic quality, because I saw The Dead Zone as a triptych." His script was revised and condensed four times by Cronenberg, who eliminated large portions of the novel's story, including plot points about Johnny Smith having a brain tumor. Cronenberg and Hill had script meetings to revise the screenplay page by page. Boam's "triptych" in the screenplay surrounds three acts: the introduction of Johnny Smith before his car accident and after he awakes from a coma, a story about Smith assisting a sheriff in tracking down the Castle Rock Killer, Johnny deciding to confront the politician Stillson. Boam said that he enjoyed writing character development for Smith, having him struggle with the responsibility of his psychic abilities, ult
Pachinko is the second novel by Korean-American author Min Jin Lee. Published in 2017, Pachinko is an epic historical novel following a Korean family who migrate to Japan, it is the first novel written for an adult, English-speaking audience about Japanese–Korean culture; the character-driven tale features a large ensemble of characters who become subjected to issues of racism and stereotypes, among other events with historical origins in the 20th-century Korean experiences with Japan. Pachinko was a 2017 finalist for the National Book Award for fiction. Apple TV's streaming service has purchased the rights for a television adaptation of the novel. In 1883, in the little island fishing village of Yeongdo, a ferry ride from Busan, an aging fisherman and his wife take in lodgers to make a little more money, they have three sons, but only one, with a cleft lip and twisted foot, survives to adulthood. Because of his deformities, Hoonie is considered ineligible for marriage; when he is 27, Japan annexes Korea and many families are left destitute and lacking food.
Due to their prudent habits, Hoonie's family's situation is comparatively more stable, a matchmaker arranges a marriage between Hoonie and Yangjin, the daughter of a poor farmer who had lost everything in the colonized land. Hoonie and Yangjin take over the lodging house. In the mid 1910s, Yangjin and Hoonie have a daughter named Sunja. After her thirteenth birthday, she is raised by her mother Yangjin, her father Hoonie dying from tuberculosis; when Sunja is sixteen, she is pursued by Koh Hansu. Sunja becomes pregnant, after which Hansu reveals that he is married but intends to keep her as his mistress. Ashamed, Sunja reveals the truth to her mother, who confesses it to one of their lodgers, a Christian minister suffering from tuberculosis. Baek Isak, the minister, believes he will die soon due to his many illnesses, decides to marry Sunja to give her child a name and to give meaning to his life. Sunja agrees to the plan and marries Isak, traveling with him to Osaka to live with Isak's brother and his wife.
In Osaka, Sunja is shocked to learn that Koreans are treated poorly and are forced to live in a small ghetto and are only hired for menial jobs. Sunja's brother-in-law, insists on supporting the entire household on his own salary, but Sunja and her sister-in-law Kyunghee come to learn he is in heavy debt due to paying for Sunja and Isak's passage to Osaka. To pay for the cost, Sunja sells a watch given to her by Hansu; as time goes on, Sunja gives birth to her son Noa and to a second son she conceives with Isak, Mozasu. Shortly after Mozasu is born, Isak is taken prisoner when a member of his church is caught reciting the Lord's Prayer when they were supposed to be worshiping the emperor. Despite Yoseb's resistance, Sunja begins to work in the market, selling kimchi that she and Kyunghee make, their small business goes well, but as Japan enters the Second World War and ingredients grow scarce, they struggle to make money. Sunja is approached by the owner of a restaurant, Kim Changho, who pays her and Kyunghee to make kimchi in his restaurant, providing them with financial security.
A dying Isak is released from prison, he is able to reunite with his family. A few years on the eve of the restaurant's closure, Sunja is approached by Hansu, who reveals that he is the actual owner of the restaurant and has been manipulating her family for years, having tracked Sunja down after she sold her watch, he arranges for her to spend the rest of the war in the countryside with Kyunghee and her children, for Yoseb to wait the rest of the war out working at a factory in Nagasaki. During her time at the farm, Hansu reunites Sunja with her mother and returns a permanently crippled Yoseb to the family after he is horrifically burned during the bombings; the Baek family return to Osaka where Noa and Mozasu resume their studies. The family continues to struggle in spite of Hansu's help. Though they long to return to the North of Korea, where Kyunghee has family, Hansu warns them not to. Noa succeeds in passing the entrance exams for Waseda University. Despite Sunja's resistance, Hansu pays for Noa's entire university education, pretending it is because as an older Korean man he feels responsible for helping the younger generation.
Meanwhile, Mozasu goes to work for Goro, a man who runs Pachinko parlors. Mozasu meets and falls in love with a Korean seamstress, who dreams of moving to America; the two have a son, Solomon. Yumi dies in a car accident, leaving Mozasu to raise their son on his own. Noa, who has continued his studies and looks up to Hansu as a mentor, accidentally discovers he is his father and learns of his ties to the yakuza, he drops out of university and moves to Nagano. He becomes a bookkeeper for a racist Pachinko owner who won't hire Koreans and lives undercover using his Japanese name, Nobuo marrying a Japanese woman and having four children. After sixteen years, Hansu is able to track down Noa. Though he warns Sunja not to approach him, Sunja refuses to listen to his warnings and begs Noa to reunite with her and the rest of the family. After promising to do so, he commits suicide. In the meantime, Mozasu has become an wealthy man, owning his own Pachinko parlors and taking on a Japanese girlfriend, who refuses to marry him.
Hana, Etsuko's troubled teenage daughter from her previous marriage, arrives to stay with the family after learning she is pregnant having an abortion. Hana is drawn to Solomon's innocence and they begin a sexual relationship.