Phillip K. Dick or Stephen King

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    who has the better adaptation of their works? Watching Total Recall and it dawned on me that while I love both authors, I enjoy Dicks film adaptations more than king. What do you guys think? Who has the better adaptation?
     
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    AncientEnemy Emelianenko, Fedor Emelianenko

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    kubrick doing the shining was a masterpiece
     
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    I think they are definitely the two top writers who have been adapted best. Have to slightly go with King though.
     
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    As a writer: PKD
    Film adaptations: King.
     
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    really?? only good king movies I can think of are the shining, Carrie, and pet semetary. cujo and Christine were ok. It was only good the first half. sometimes they come back was horrible.
     
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    hard to say

    King had some really great adaptions but also some really terrible ones as well

    can't think of a PKD adaption that was terrible to be honest



    Side note: currently reading Valis and loving it
     
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    You didn't like Shawshank or Green Mile?
     
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    I can only think or two dick novels, but have read almost all of kings. Reading duma key, now. With that said, I think king has had some terrible adaptations.
     
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    forgot he did those lol. shawshank was great. one of few who didn't care for the green mile.
     
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    Has to be K. Dick

    I do have a soft spot for King adaptations though. Not that big a fan of Shawshank or Green Mile however
     
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    Gotta take King. He's got a lot more material, so he's got a lot more shit was well.

    Stand By Me is King as well.
     
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    Dick actually hated Blade Runner.

    I like all the adaptions of his books though. Except maybe Minority Report.
     
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    I enjoyed Christine, Misery, and Thinner.

    But two of my favorites are:







    Half written by Stephen King, at least.
     
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    who had the better comic book adaptions?
     
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    Ironically, King hates pretty much all of the decent adaptations of his work.

    The really shitty ones [like the Shining made for TV] he pretty much directed from the back seat of some no-name director, and they end up terrible.

    Kubrick refused to work with King, and made the greatest horror movie of all time.
     
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    Dick by a mile

    Wut?
     
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    ...and lost a great pal.
     
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    no love for the original miniseries Salem's Lot? that was great.

    also, i like the cheesy ones like The Night Flyer (main caracter Richard Deez (as in deez nuts0) and The Langoliers (fucking balki, where is larry apple ton)
     
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    Remember- this isnt' a 'who is the better writer' thread. It's about adaptation.

    However am I the only one who really quite liked Minority Report (the movie)?
     
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    I mostly don't like Dick's writing. He has fantastic ideas, but as far as story telling is concerned I like King much more.
     

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