Celebrating 75 years of Stephen King with a movie marathon

Stephen King, who will turn 75 on September 21, will be celebrated on TV1000 with films based on his novels.

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On September 21, the channel will broadcast “Stand by Me” (1986) at 8:05 p.m., the premiere of “The Fog” (2007) at 10 p.m. and “Dolores Claiborne” (1995) – 30 minutes after. midnight.

The beginning

Stephen Edwin King, born in 1947 in Portland, USA, is best known for his horror novels, which made him one of the best-selling writers of the 20th century. When Stephen was two years old, his father left the family and his mother raised him and his older brother David alone, sometimes falling into great financial difficulties. They start moving from city to city. Stephen King wrote his first stories at the age of 7. At 13, he found a box of his father’s old books, mostly horror and science fiction. This is an important experience for him and it affects him greatly.

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Stephen King’s stories often tell of ordinary people involved in eerie and often supernatural experiences. In addition, however, he wrote works that contained little or no supernatural elements, such as the novels The Body, Rita Hayworth, and The Shawshank Redemption.

The adaptations of The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Road have been nominated for Oscars in the Best Picture category. Moreover, in both cases the screenwriter is Frank Darabont – screenwriter of “The Walking Dead” as well as “The Fog”.

“The Fog” stars Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Brower, Toby Jones.

After a severe storm, a thick cloud of fog envelops a small town in Maine, isolating artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son, along with other people, in a local grocery store.

They soon discover that the mist hides deadly horrors that threaten their lives and sanity.

Dolores Claiborne is directed by Tyler Hackford and stars Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Christopher Plummer, John Reilly, Eric Bogosian


Selena St. George stared at the note and the newspaper clipping. Her adoptive mother, Dolores, is charged with murder. Selena reluctantly returns to her hometown in Maine to offer her help. Not that she believes her mother is innocent. In fact, she has harbored suspicions about her since 20 years ago.

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Jennifer Jason Leigh plays the bitter Selena. Kathy Bates – Oscar winner for the best actress for the film “Misery”, appears in another Stephen King thriller, as Dolores Claiborne.

The two slowly unravel past and present, memories and facts, and uncover the terrible truth about two mysterious deaths.

Stand by Me, directed by Rob Reiner and starring Ul Wheaton, Kiefer Sutherland, John Cusack is full of humor and tension. The film is an adaptation of the novel “The Body” by Stephen King.

Four friends from a small town in Oregon – the sensitive Gordy (Wil Wheaton), the roast Chris (River Phoenix), the eccentric Teddy (Corey Feldman) and the maverick Vern (Jerry O’Connell) – set out to search for the body of a missing teenager. to become heroes in their own eyes and those of their fellow citizens, they embark on a two-day expedition that turns into an odyssey in which they discover themselves.

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When confronted by another group also on the trail of the missing body, the boys discover they have a power they never knew existed. An amazing film about friendship and the lifelong memories of coming of age.

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