‘Stephen King is as important to American folklore as Mark Twain.’ – William Goldman No single author has been adapted more regularly than Stephen King. There are sixty-five existing movies, thirty television shows, and seven individual episodes (of multi-author anthology shows like The Twilight Zone) based on his work. The industry that surrounds King is one that embodies the very nature of Hollywood, the strange allure of the horror genre, and the accessibility of his folkloric depiction of America. The concept of the King adaptation lies at the core of what we understand as screen entertainment. Illustrated with a fabulous array of familiar and unusual iconography, this is a complete account of the films and television series adapted from the work of Stephen King the literary Steven Spielberg. Including fresh critical analysis, interviews, making of stories and biographical elements, it is a King completist’s dream and a set text for any movie fan. AUTHOR: Ian Nathan, who lives and works in London, is one of the UK’s best-known film writers. He is the author of eight previous books, including Alien Vault, the best-selling history of Ridley Scott’s masterpiece, Terminator Vault, Tim Burton, The Coen Brothers and the forthcoming Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle-earth. He is the former editor and executive editor of Empire, the world’s biggest movie magazine, where he remains a contributing editor. He also regularly contributes to The Times, Independent, Mail on Sunday, Cahiers Du Cinema and the Discovering Film documentary series on Sky Arts. SELLING POINTS: An encyclopedic exploration of Stephen Kingadaptations: from Carrie (1976) to It Chapter 2 (2019) Lavishly illustrated with more than 200 essentialimages, including unseen behind-the-scenes stills 200 colour images
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Ian Nathan is the author of nine books, including Inside the Magic: The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film. He is the former editor and executive editor of Empire.