April 7, 2013
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If you have been to my blog so many times, I am sure you know that I am a huge fan of the great Mr. Stephen King. I love his works and I honestly think he is one of the best writers of this century … even though many will contradict my opinion
Being a fan of Stephen King is not easy in Indonesia. People might have heard his name but most never read his works. I introduced him to my best friend, she likes him but not quite a fan like me. She told me that she introduced King to his work mate and said that he likes it and wants to read more by him
I think it’s a bit unfair when someone said that King is bla bla bla (all the bad words) without even trying to read his works. He doesn’t only write horror, he writes many things…hope is one of them. His aim is not only to scare people meaningless. Anyway, I am not here to talk about his greatness and why I love his works…I want to share about another huge fan in Indonesia.
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April 11, 2012
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It’s been a while since I wrote movie review…I don’t know why I suddenly lost interest in writing movie review…but fortunately I gained it back today
After my baby turtle Kame-chan passed away I had no desire to see English speaking movies, I watched Japanese dorama one after another (I haven’t reviewed the other 2 I have watched…soon)…but, the spell finally broke when my friend (@wdachi) asked me to watch The Woman in Black. I am not Daniel Radcliffe fan but I long for a good horror movie. Although I still haven’t watched other English speaking movie again (except for ones by Cillian and Benedict) but the dorama phase has finally broken. I will soon watch and review another English speaking movie while still keeping track with my collection of Dorama
Today I want to share 2 movies I have watched recently…both have something in common that is both are about frightening female and both are originally from a book.
Let’s just get on to it…shall we
I wasn’t even born yet
I have seen this movie ages ago but hardly remember anything about it anymore. I finally read the book on February and I really like it. Reading that book made me wanted to see the movie again. Old movies aren’t easy to come by here so I downloaded the movie (sorry) and watched it somewhere in the middle of February. I was busy and never got time to write the review but I still remember it clearly till today.
Carrie started with her being laughed as she had her first period in the school’s shower room. Their P.E teacher stopped it and helped Carrie. She was sent to her home only to be scolded by her mother. Her religion fanatic mother blamed Carrie for her period, she told her it was a sin…first the blood then the lust.
The P.E teacher threatened the girls who were laughing at Carrie with suspension. Chris, one of the girls, hated Carrie so much and swore to get her back. Meanwhile, Sue, also laughing at Carrie, felt deep regret and wanted to make up for what she had done. She asked her boyfriend to take Carrie to the prom. Read more of this post
February 3, 2012
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For a beginner writer like me, Carrie is an inspirational book. Carrie was Stephen King’s first breakthrough. I remember reading about it in On Writing, SK was surprised when a publisher decided to buy his book. He had been living by selling short stories before Carrie was published.
I have seen the movie ages ago and didn’t know it was by SK, my first realization of SK’s work was when I saw Thinner. That movie fascinated me and made me wanted to know more about SK. I have forgotten the details and the full story of Carrie, all I could remember was it was about a girl who was the joke of the school, she ended up killing everyone in her school with her telekinetic power. Now that I have read the book, I wanted to see the movie again.
As I have said before, I always read introduction or afterword in SK’s books because SK always shared interesting bits about the book and he always wrote it as if he was talking directly to the readers. SK revealed that Carrie was written based on his school days. Back then, there was two girls who used to be the school’s laughing stock, SK never participated in torturing both girls but he didn’t do anything either…he was after all still a teenager.
I will not call either by her true name here; they were unfortunate in life and do not deserve to be chewed over, even in such humble introduction as this, in death. I will call one of them Tina White and the other Sandy Irving.
Neither girl -fortunately or unfortunately- had Carrie White’s wild talent. Neither made it through high school , nor saw the age of thirty.
Sometimes-quite often in fact- I wish that Tina and Sandy were alive to read it.
Or their daughters.
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