History Literature / Misery

20th Aug '16 7:20:18 PM memememememe
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* TakeThat: To crazy fans, FanDumb, cheesy romance lovers, writers who use deus ex machina...It's more subtle, but the novel also takes this view with the opposite idea, that the mentality of writing "serious" books to amaze critics and win awards isn't much better.

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* TakeThat: To crazy fans, FanDumb, FixFic writers, cheesy romance lovers, writers who use deus ex machina...machina... It's more subtle, but the novel also takes this view with the opposite idea, that the mentality of writing "serious" books to amaze critics and win awards isn't much better.
9th Aug '16 8:26:30 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''Misery''''' is a 1987 novel by Creator/StephenKing.

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'''''Misery''''' ''Misery'' is a 1987 novel by Creator/StephenKing.
9th Aug '16 8:26:11 AM Mdumas43073
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In 1990, a film based on the book was created starring Creator/JamesCaan as Paul and Creator/KathyBates as Annie with LaurenBacall in a minor role. It was directed by Creator/RobReiner. A few details aside, it's very faithful to the book and was critically acclaimed. Bates' role is considered to be one of her best, and she took home the Best Actress [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] for her psychotic BitchInSheepsClothing, which was good enough to be included in Bravo's ''Series/OneHundredScariestMovieMoments''.

In 2009, Lifetime released an original movie with a plotline somewhat similar to ''Misery'' called ''Homecoming''.

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In Creator/RobReiner directed a [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] in 1990, a film based on the book was created starring Creator/JamesCaan as Paul and Creator/KathyBates as Annie Annie, with LaurenBacall Creator/LaurenBacall in a minor role. It was directed by Creator/RobReiner.role as Paul's publisher. A few details aside, it's very faithful to the book and was critically acclaimed. Bates' role is considered to be one of her best, and she took home the Best Actress [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] for her psychotic BitchInSheepsClothing, which was good enough to be included in Bravo's ''Series/OneHundredScariestMovieMoments''.

In 2009, Lifetime Creator/{{Lifetime}} released an original movie with a plotline somewhat similar to ''Misery'' called ''Homecoming''.
14th Jul '16 7:20:18 AM kataangluvr
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* MurderSuicide: [[spoiler:Towards the end, Annie plans on killing Paul and herself.]]
19th Jun '16 3:48:10 PM kraas
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* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler: In the book, a young cop is sent out to ask area residents if they information about the missing Paul Sheldon. When Paul sees him he throws the ashtray though the window to try to get his attention, but Annie attacks him with a sharpened wooden cross immediately afterwards, then runs him over with her lawnmower and disposes of the body. Paul already knew Annie had killed before but this shows him that she is definitely playing for keeps.]]

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* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler: In the book, a young cop is sent out to ask area residents if they have information about the missing Paul Sheldon. When Paul sees him he throws the ashtray though the window to try to get his attention, but Annie attacks him with a sharpened wooden cross immediately afterwards, then runs him over with her lawnmower and disposes of the body. Paul already knew Annie had killed before but this shows him that she is definitely playing for keeps.]]
19th Jun '16 6:30:45 AM kraas
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* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler: In the book, a young cop is sent out to ask area residents if they information about the missing Paul Sheldon. When Paul sees him he throws the ashtray though the window to try to get his attention, but Annie attacks him with a sharpened wooden cross immediately afterwards, then runs him over with her lawnmower and disposes of the body. Paul already knew Annie had killed before but this shows him that she is definitely playing for keeps.]]
17th Jun '16 2:44:44 AM Sabrewing
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* BigStupidDoodooHead: Annie's typical brand of insults. It's when she drops this and [[PrecisionFStrike intentionally swears]] that her threat level is seriously ramped up.
17th May '16 1:17:20 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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''Now my tale is told.''

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''Now ->''Now my tale is told.''''
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17th May '16 1:16:40 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Paul concedes that some of Annie's criticism of his writing is actually quite perceptive; he especially finds her points about {{Deus Ex Machina}}s and {{Cliffhanger Copout}}s being BadWriting to be spot on, and eventually come to agree with her assessment that ''Fast Cars'' was pretentious.



-->'''Annie:''' And, to give it that extra zip, I mix a little Spam in with the ground beef!
-->'''Paul:''' Ho, ho... [[StealthInsult You can't get that in a restaurant in New York!]]

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-->'''Annie:''' And, to give it that extra zip, I mix a little Spam in with the ground beef!
-->'''Paul:'''
beef!\\
'''Paul:'''
Ho, ho... [[StealthInsult You can't get that in a restaurant in New York!]]


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* VillainHasAPoint: Paul concedes that some of Annie's criticism of his writing is actually quite perceptive; he especially finds her points about {{Deus Ex Machina}}s and {{Cliffhanger Copout}}s being BadWriting to be spot on, and eventually come to agree with her assessment that ''Fast Cars'' was pretentious.
6th Jan '16 5:45:34 AM kraas
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* {{Bathos}}: The idea of someone who is twisted enough to hold their favorite author hostage and put them through what is essentially torture in order to get the book they want, yet refuses to use actual swear words nine times out of ten.
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