Day 227: It’s Hobbling Time!

The Stephen King Week continues with a wince inducing Sole Of Sci-Fi

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With these classic green Cons* making an appearance in Stephen King Week, I did try to find a scene from The Green Mile for the photo of the day. But this scene from Misery was demanding to be used at some point, and The Green Mile is very long (and, I fine, a teeny bit dull), so I got bored looking for a suitable shot, and you gets some hobbling action instead.

(*As opposed to the forest green Cons I wore earlier in the year, though they look pretty much the same once they’ve gone through the PhotoShop grinder so you’ll have to take my word for it.)

Go on. Admit it. You winced. I did many times putting today’s blog together.

Admittedly, Misery isn’t sci-fi or even fantasy, but the image was irresistible, and I think the King connection validates it. Besides, it gives me the chance to trot out that old cliché: the best Stephen King-based films are the ones that aren’t based on his supernatural stories. Stand By Me, Misery and The Shawshank Redemption are all better than the best of the horror films, which, depending on your point of view, will either be Carrie or The Shining.

Stand-By-MeMy personal fave remains Stand By Me, a film made all the more poignant by the death of River Phoenix. The ending never fails to make me all sniffly, and the final line is one of the greatest pieces of wisdom ever committed to screen. The song’s great too.

I think that may be the end of the run for the Stephen King/Sole Of Sci-Fi blogs for now. I suppose I could get the ketchup out again for a Carrie-based blog. Or I could try finding a giant glass bowl for an Under The Dome theme. But unless you can suggest something in the next 22 hours that sparks my imagination, I think it’ll be back to Trek and Who for the next few days.


See you tomorrow.

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