Tuesday, August 07, 2007


THE STAND (1994, USA, Mick Garris, Stephen King teleplay from his own novel)
Are you the same Tom that Nick met in Oklahoma?
Yes. No. I'm God's Tom.

Stephen King calls this “a long, dark tale of Christianity,” and it’s loaded with things for Christians to chew on: indeed, some reviewers who don't believe any of this stuff are quite put off by it all. It's one of those post-apocalyptic survival yarns where the stark setting and life-and-death situations force characters to make impossible moral choices with their survival on the line. In THE STAND, those revealing decisions are clearly shown to have spiritual consequences, as people gradually align themselves with 108-year-old Mother Abigail or the demonic Randall Flagg. Hardcore King fans claim the big fat novel is a much better bet than the sometimes fascinating, sometimes tacky 1994 mini-series, but it's got its draws: watch for cameos by people like Ed Harris, Kathy Bates and even Sam "Evil Dead" Raimi.


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