Synopses & Reviews
Stephen King revisits five of his favorite short stories that have been turned into films: The Shawshank Redemption
(based on the novella "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption") was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and best actor for Morgan Freeman. 1408
starred John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson and was a huge box office success in 2007. The short story "Children of the Corn" was adapted into the popular Children of the Corn
. The Mangler
was inspired by King's loathing for laundry machines from his own experience working in a laundromat. Hearts in Atlantis
(based on "Low Men in Yellow Coats," the first part of the novel Hearts in Atlantis
) starred Anthony Hopkins.
This collection features new commentary and introductions to all of these stories in a treasure-trove of movie trivia.
About the Author
Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are Full Dark No Stars, Blockade Billy, Under the Dome, Just After Sunset, the Dark Tower novels, Cell, From a Buick 8, Everything's Eventual, Hearts in Atlantis, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Lisey's Story and Bag of Bones. His acclaimed nonfiction book, On Writing, was recently re-released in a tenth anniversary edition. King was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007 he was inducted as a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.