In addition to being one of the most prolific and established authors of horror novels, in recent years Stephen King has also beene has become one of the most stark film and television criticsbeing able to give their opinions left and right, either on Twitter or by writing an article for a specialized medium.
And while his criticisms are usually in line with popular opinion, there are other times when King walks away completely, as he demonstrated in an article written for Entertainment Weekly in which did not leave in a very good place Francis Ford Coppola’s film, The Godfather IIIwhich he considers “incoherent and boring”.
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King begins his criticism by assuring that when he was young, the director made a great film called Dementia 13 that, according to him, “would make Psycho and Night of the Living Dead pale.” “Many years later, Coppola spent at least a thousand times what he spent on Dementia 13 to make the last of the Godfather movies. The film is opulent, incoherent and boring”.
“The difference? One has heart, soul and the crazy enthusiasm of youth. The other is the work of a gifted man who has used all his talents to save what is left for another day.” Despite Stephen King’s opinion, the third Godfather film is considered a great film, although it is not surpassed by others. the first of the trilogy.
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Although his novels have served as inspiration for dozens of films and television series, the author is quite picky about adaptations of his works and he has no problem showing his animosity for those who don’t do it “right”, as he has shown for years with the adaptation of The Shining.
However, Stephen King also knows how to praise great work, as he has done with The Boogeyman, the new film based on one of his stories that also led the writer to send a letter to his director to congratulate him on a good job.