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Kathy Bates Nursed Stephen King’s Misery to Oscar Glory

The Losers' Club wheels through Rob Reiner's 1990 adaptation

Kathy Bates in Misery
Kathy Bates in Misery
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“I’m your number one fan.”

Constant Listeners, it’s time to get out of bed and go to the movies. Are you excited? I know I am. When I was growing up in Bakersfield, my favorite thing in the whole world was to go to the movies on Saturday afternoons for the Chapter Plays. My favorite was Rocketman.

Join Losers Michael Roffman, Randall Colburn, and McKenzie Gerber as they wheel right through Rob Reiner’s 1990 adaptation of Misery. Together, they discuss Kathy Bates’ Oscar-winning performance, mull over the what-if castings of Paul Sheldon, and dream up some unnecessary poundcake.

Listen above and return next week when the Losers catch up on all the news in the world of King’s Dominion. In the meantime, please show your support by proving you’re our No. 1 fan on iTunes. We really do need those cockadoodie reviews.

Chapters include:  Introduction, Derry Public Library (10:00), Heroes and Villains (38:00), Nightmares and Dreamscapes (1:31:00), The Sematary (1:44:00), Poundcake (1:55:00), King’s Dominion (1:55:00), Final Thoughts (2:13:40), and Outro (2:19:30)

Links

— Listen and Follow: Coach Hop

— In Case You Missed It: Stephen King’s Misery Tackled Toxic Fandom Before Twitter

— Editorial: The Generation That Grew Up on Stephen King is Taking Him Back

— Editorial: Let’s Not Fuck Up This Stephen King Renaissance, Okay?

Feature: Behold, The Stephen King Cinematic Universe!

— Guide: Stephen King in Five Films

— Ranking: Every Stephen King Movie, Miniseries, TV Show from Worst to Best

List: The Top 10 Stephen King Film Adaptations

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