Review: “Carrie” (book/movie) Stephen King – Brian De Palma (Sissy Spacek) – Kimberly Peirce (Chloë Grace Moretz)

Posted: June 2, 2015 in Brian De Palma, David Carson, Kimberly Peirce, Stephen King
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PODCAST:

Listen to the podcast here (click to play/right click and select “save target as” to download):

S2E4 – Carrie (book/movie)*

 

WRITTEN BOOK REVIEWS:

Ryan: 4 Stars “…Coming of age has always been confusing, but never so very bloody!…

Wilk: 5 Stars “…Good….

Rick: 4 Stars “Carrie was good, but I would not call it a classic. Liked the Jesus paradox...

(Click the links to read full written reviews on Goodreads.com)

 

SUBJECT MATTER:

“Carrie” by Stephen King

 

 Book: “Carrie” by Stephen King

Stephen King’s legendary debut, about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates.

Carrie White may have been unfashionable and unpopular, but she had a gift. Carrie could make things move by concentrating on them. A candle would fall. A door would lock. This was her power and her sin. Then, an act of kindness, as spontaneous as the vicious taunts of her classmates, offered Carrie a chance to be a normal and go to her senior prom. But another act–of ferocious cruelty–turned her gift into a weapon of horror and destruction that her classmates would never forget.” (from Amazon.com)

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“Carrie” by Brian De Palma (Sissy Spacek)

 

Movie: “Carrie” by Brian De Palma (Sissy Spacek)

“Based on a Stephen King novel, Carrie is the story of a girl brought up, almost in isolation, by her psychotically religious mother Margaret.” (from Amazon.com)

 

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“Carrie” by Kimberly Peirce (Chloë Grace Moretz)

 

Movie: “Carrie” by Kimberly Peirce (Chloë Grace Moretz)

“A sheltered high school girl unleashes her newly developed telekinetic powers after she is pushed too far by her peers.” (from Amazon.com)

 

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“Carrie” by David Carson (Angela Bettis)

 

TV Film: “Carrie” by  David Carson (Angela Bettis)

“Everyone has a breaking point. Pray that Carrie White doesn’t reach hers. Angela Bettis (Girl, Interrupted) stars in this bone-chilling update of Stephen King’s legendary tale of horror and retribution, featuring eye-popping special effects and a shocking, all-new twist ending! Carrie White (Bettis) is a lonely, awkward teenage girl who just doesn’t fit in. At school, she endures her classmates’ constant ridicule, and at home she suffers endless psychological torture at the hands of her fanatically religious mother (Patricia Clarkson, “Six Feet Under”). But Carrie has a secret. She’s been cursed with the terrifying power of telekinesis. And when her tormentors commit an act of unforgivably cruel humiliation at the prom, they’ll soon learn a deadly lesson: If you mess with fire, you will get burned! ” (from Amazon.com)

 

 

 

 

RICK’S SHOW NOTES:

This was a very loose episode. Don’t get me wrong, the show stuck to the divine format. However, this one was quite special with foreshadowing thicker than [insert appropriate metaphor]. There were many errors, too many to list. So if you have any corrections please write to:

NDIOS
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(hint: not a real address)

This was the protest episode. The off-topic tangents seem to take over the content. At one point, the show was reduced to discussing Sissy Spacek’s looks. You could hear the twitchy nervousness in Ryan’s breathing throughout the show as he navigated. I sounded righteous but in a weaselly disingenuous way.

Debates included: Was Carrie a hero? Is Stephen King’s writing style effective? Was the 1976 movie better that the one released in 2013? Was the 1976 movie better because of the nude scenes?

If episodes continue like this, the Queen will leave us no quarter.

-Rick

 

FUN FACTOIDS:

Carrie was Stephen King’s first book published, but fourth one written.

Originally this episode (S2E4) was slated with the “The Moon and the Sun” a book by Vonda N. McIntyre, and a film directed by Sean McNamara (Pierce Brosnan). A substitution was made due to the postponement of the film’s release.

 

 

* DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that the views and opinions of the hosts and guests of NDIOS are completely their own and do not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs of the other hosts and guests or that of NDIOS.

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  1. Reblogged this on Ryan Sean O'Reilly and commented:

    New podcast episode!

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