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  1. IsaacNewton
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    This is certainly the requirement of a screenplay as opposed to a book, every scene has to be the bare minimum to carry the movie forward. Movies are generally 30-40 3-4 minute scenes so you have to put punch in each scene as opposed to a book which can have a lot of 'description' in it. Many books are passed over as stories viable for a screenplay for this reason. Or as you note the book is whittled down to an absolute skeleton of the story with just the most dramatic bits kept in. Hollywood receives about 100,000 screenplays a year and they make maybe 300 mainstream movies. Economy of words is required.

    I haven't read the book and have not seen the first It movie so I'll have to go in cold!
     
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    Went and saw it last night. Totally different but good.
    Entire movie was about them as children. There HAS to be a part two for the adults. They even did a blood pact to come back at the end of it.
    The clown didnt have shit on Tim Curry.
     
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    that makes sense to have a part 2 since both the tv movie & book ended with them being grown & coming back to take care of IT.
     
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    I think The Stand might be too much material for what studios would be willing to make. I think it is probably easier to cut down a horror story like It than a drama like The Stand. Maybe it could work as a trilogy....
     
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    i remember the stand on tv movie with 2 or 3 parts. that was my favorite book.
     
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    The 1979 "Salem's Lot" TV version was two parts.

    Pretty good adaptation, except they turned Mr. Barlow into a large bipedal rat.
     
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    & king's own tv version of the shining was better than the damn movie..... that was multi parted.

    i'm going to see IT today.
     
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    saw it today and it sucked....didnt care for it at all..the first one scared a whole generation and made them afraid of clowns..this one makes you sad for the clown/shark hybrid
     
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    I just saw it a couple hours ago...

    It was OK.......Horror was more jump out and go Booga Booga

    Pennywise makeup was scary......but he lacked the wit and humor of Tim Curry

    Kids were OK. Bev was sexy and provocative the kids were also older than in the TV version
     
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    all of the gotcha' shit was easy to see coming....pennywise was sad not scarey...taking the adult part out lessened the terror....
     
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