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movietrivia99 After refusing to speak about his motivations for writing Misery for two decades, Stephen King finally came out and stated that it is indeed about his battle with substance abuse. Kathy Bates' character is a representation of his dependency on drugs and what it did to his body - making him feel alone, separated from everything, while hobbling any attempts he made at escape. In his statement he said he didn't come out with it at the time because he wasn't ready and because he was afraid it would detract from the story◆
Annie Wilkes is Stephen King's favourite written character because she was always surprising to write, with unexpected depth and sympathy◆In 1991, Kathy Bates became the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress in a horror/thriller for her role as Annie Wilkes◆As of 2013 this is the only Stephen King adaptation to receive an Academy Award◆
King was so impressed with Kathy Bates' performance that he later wrote two more roles for her. The title role in his 1995 novel (Dolores Claiborne) was written with Bates in mind. King also wrote the script for 1994's (The Stand). His original novel featured a male character named Ray Flowers. Upon hearing that Bates wanted to be involved in the mini-series, King re-wrote it to be a woman, just so Bates could play the part◆ The "guy who went mad in a hotel nearby" reference in the film is about Jack Nicholson's character in (The Shining) which was also based on a novel written by Stephen King◆
Ironically,  Jack Nicholson was offered the role of Paul Sheldon (James Caan) but passed because he wasn't sure he wanted to do another movie based on one of Stephen King's novels after what he had experienced with Stanley Kubrick on The Shining◆
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  •   movietrivia99 Anjelica Huston was offered the leading role, and was interested, but was unable to accept it due to her commitment to (The Grifters). Bette Midler also turned the role down before it went to Kathy Bates◆
    Annie Wilkes' killing spree is loosely based on that of Genene Jones, a nurse who is believed to have killed as many as 50 children who were in her care over a two-year period◆
    One of Stephen King's first typewriters had a malfunctioning "N" key, just like the one used by James Caan in the movie◆ After seeing The Shining, director (Rob Reiner) was immediately inspired to direct a movie based on a Stephen King novel◆Jessica Lange was up for the role of Annie Wilkes, at one point◆ The original idea for the novel had Annie planning to kill Paul Sheldon by feeding him to Misery the Pig, and take his skin to bind the book he's written. The title would have been The Annie Wilkes 1st Edition◆ The character (Virginia) played by Frances Sternhagen was created entirely for the film and was not in the novel◆ A video of the 1989 film (When Harry Met Sally) also directed by Rob Reiner is visible in the general store◆In Screenwriter, William Goldman's book (Four Screenplays) the role of (Paul Sheldon) was offered to and turned down by William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Michael Douglas, Harrison Ford, Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Richard Dreyfuss, Gene Hackman, Robert Redford, and Warren Beatty. Goldman revealed that few actors wanted the role because Annie Wilks overshadowed him so much as a character. Warren Beatty commented before declining that the hobbling scene made Paul Sheldon "a loser for the rest of the film". Goldman was determined to keep that scene in the film as it was his favorite from the Stephen King novel◆ 1mon
  •   movietrivia99 The publication date of the novel was June 8, 1987◆Reiner kept some of the gory stuff out of the film that were in the book: such as Annie slicing off Paul's thumb with an electric knife when he complains about a missing letter on the typewriter◆ Or Annie ridding over the police trooper with her lawnmower◆ In the original novel, Annie lops off one of Paul's feet with an axe, but Reiner insisted that it be changed to her only breaking his ankles◆Annie was always intended in the novel to be an amalgam of King's scariest fans◆Mary Tyler Moore wanted the role of Annie Wilkes◆The main character Paul Sheldon's novels are published by Viking, the same publishing company that published Stephen King's books at that time◆A dress worn by Kathy Bates in her roll as Annie Wilkes is on display at Planet Hollywood in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina◆Misery was almost turned into a Broadway play with Julia Roberts as Annie Wilkes. King vetoed the idea because Annie is (in his words) "a brawny woman who can sling a guy around, not a pixie."◆ Rob Reiner makes a cameo as the helicopter pilot◆ J.T. Walsh makes a cameo as the State Trooper (Sherman Douglas)◆The film was remade in India as a (Malayalam & Tamil) film titled Julie Ganapathi◆At the time, Misery was almost turned into a Broadway play with Julia Roberts as Annie Wilkes. King vetoed the idea because Annie is (in his words) "a brawny woman who can sling a guy around, not a pixie."◆ However, William Goldman has since adapted the book for the theatre. His play version premiered in 2012 at the (Bucks County Playhouse)
    located in New Hope, Pennsylvania. 1mon
  •   deathcountrises What did Nicholson experience on the Shining ? 1mon
  •   jeweledspirit I was going to ask the same question?! 1mon

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calleymitzel Happy Birthday to my best friend Nicki Hunter!!! Love you babe! #bffs #birthday #picturecollage #18yearsoffriendship #loveyou #girls 1d

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wreckitchelsea James McAvoy <3 he has amazing blue eyes !!! #jamesmcavoy #picturecollage #tumblr #coolkidsneverdie #cute #whutevers 2d

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emilyhope00 These past eight months have been quite a journey but I wouldn't have wanted to spend it with anyone else:) you're my goofball and most importantly my best friend, I love you with all my heart Cody Paul! Can't wait to see what else is in store for us @chevy_truck_pulling95 #boyfriend #bestfriend #relationship #eightmonths #goofball #loveyouu #picturecollage #love #him #cute #couple 2d

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oliviadavidson41 #mcm goes out to Danny Edge. Cheese & rice you're amazing. Notice me pls #Dannyedge #exclamationpoint #hotties #loveme #picturecollage #blueeyes @dannyjedge 3d

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movietrivia99 The part of John Keating was once intended for Dustin Hoffman. The film was also going to be Hoffman's directorial debut before Hoffman withdrew from the film. Mel Gibson was then slated to play (John Keating) when Jeff Kanew was set the direct. Gibson demanded too much money and was turned down. Bill Murray was being considered. Liam Neeson was then chosen for the role but was replaced by Robin Williams when director (Peter Weir) came on board.
What attracted Robin Williams to the role was that John was the type of teacher he in his school days always wished he had◆
Norman Lloyd (Headmaster Gale Nolan) said that Robin Williams was going through a divorce at the time of filming and that there was no joking around between takes◆
Lara Flynn Boyle was told the day of the film's premier that she had been edited out of the film and should not attend the premier◆River Phoenix wanted to play Neil Perry, but the part went to Robert Sean Leonard◆ To help his young leads bond, Peter Weir had them all room together. He gave books that detailed what kids saw at the movies, listened to on the radio, and so on - a snapshot of life for teenagers in the 50s◆ A famous quote from the film is (Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary). Robin Williams previously appeared in the 1986 film Seize the Day◆Carpe Diem is from Odes 1.11 of Q. Horatius Flaccus (Horace), 65BC-8BC◆The draft that writer (Tom Schulman) sent out to the studios was his first one. Schulman's script was partly based on his own experiences at Montgomery Bell Academy, an all-boys preparatory school he attended in Nashville, Tennessee and his professor there, Samuel F. Pickering Jr◆
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  •   movietrivia99 Tom would occasionally receive phone calls from his former high school friends, asking if they had been depicted as some of the school boys in the film◆
    When the boys show Professor Keating his old senior yearbook picture, it is in reality Robin Williams high school senior picture when he was a student at Redwood High School in Larkspur, California, north of San Francisco◆ Peter Weir chose to shoot the film in chronological order to better capture the development of the relationships between the boys and their growing respect for Mr. Keating◆The scene where Todd (Ethan Hawke)
    cries outside in the snow was done in one take. It was originally an interior scene, but when it started to snow, Peter Weir thought the scene might have more impact if it were done outside. The snow was already beginning to let up so it had to be done in one take. Fortunately, Ethan Hawke managed it◆The poem by (Henry David Thoreau) that is featured on the front page of the poetry book Neil (Robert Sean Leonard) receives is not an original poem by Thoreau. Rather, it is a rearrangement of sentences from his work (Where I Lived) Chapter 2◆
    Weir called the character "Robin Keating" because he wanted the scripted character to be shaded with 15 percent of Williams' own off-the-cuff dialog◆Ethan Hawke's first impression of director Peter Weir was that he "spoke funny". Weir was the first Australian that the young Hawke had ever met◆Originally slated to be filmed at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, the project was moved to Delaware because it would have been too expensive to create fake snow on the campus grounds 2mon
  •   movietrivia99 Although this never actually cracked the number one spot at the box office, it still grossed $96 million domestically and over $235 million worldwide from a $16.4 million budget◆This film is frequently shown to fraternity members during leadership seminars because of the striking similarities between the film's plot and the historical events that led to the creation of fraternal organizations at universities in the United States in the late 18th century◆ Initially Peter Weir had planned to make (Green Card) in 1989 but (Gérard Depardieu) was unavailable for a full year. Disney studio head (Jeffrey Katzenberg) suggested to Weir that he should make another film in the intervening year and handed him the script to Dead Poets Society◆
    Peter Weir attended The Scots College, a private boys school in Sydney. The uniforms, discipline and overall feel of the school translated into many of the film's scenes. In 1994 a stage production of the film, the first in the world authorized by Touchstone Pictures, was put on by the school. Peter Weir attended the opening night and spoke about the making of the film◆This was the first (Touchstone Pictures) release to receive a best picture nomination◆Norman Lloyd was surprised to discover that he was expected to audition for the film. Initially, he refused. He said that he'd just finished six years of (St. Elsewhere) and that the producers should use that. He was told that director Peter Weir was on location and had never seen Lloyd's TV series. He made the decision to audition while playing a tennis match◆ DPD was filmed at St. Andrews, a private boarding school in Delaware. The boy in the movie who says the line (The cat sat on a mat) was a St. Andrew's student at the time◆ The mathematical formula for rating poetry by Dr. J. Evans Pritchard is PxI=G◆ 2mon
  •   thecinephilicmuse Great stuff. The details astound me. 2mon
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funkyjunkrevival Oh how I love teal and aqua together. These picture frames would make a great addition to a wall collage. Available for purchase @shop.funkyjunkrevival #funkyjunkrevival #aqua #teal #turquiose #pictureframe #hello #meandyou #lifeisgood #wallcollage #picturecollage #menifeeca #murrietaca #temeculaca #riversideca #inlandempire #buylocal #shopsmallbusiness 4d

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ginyinspirationhome Goedemorgen, #picturecollage #collage #vsco, from our vieuw. #Uitzicht op ons bankje met uitzicht op de #rivier #zonsondergang #dutch #dutchsky #sunset. Elke avond weer anders. 4d

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fang_ho Sunday's Lunch: Couscous with vegetables and provencal herbs, and pork ribs 3mon

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kkinaman Finally making these #walls feel like #home. #picturecollage 4d

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meganlyn73 My favorite room in the house became even more special recently with the addition of some old pictures of my grandparents, great grandparents, father, aunts and uncles - plus some poems my step grandfather wrote about me. Now to add more plus ones from my mother's side and Brett's family. #pictures #oldpictures #familypictures #picturecollage 4d
  •   ktstein88 you're just the cutest- can't wait to see your home! 4d
  •   lsveny416 you're so cute the smart thing for me to do before college would have been to have you decorate my dorm room 4d
  •   meganlyn73 @ktstein88 can't wait!! 4d
  •   meganlyn73 @lsveny416 girl! anytime!! :) I missss you 4d
  •   lsveny416 xmas break we will have a crafty day to make things for my room 4d
  •   meganlyn73 Yessss! Dream come true! 4d

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sherbear709 #redwall #picturecollage love a red wall 4d

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