Stephen King's Carrie - Then, Now & the Coffee Shop; Vanity Fair Author, Thackery, Completes Barry Lyndon
It was on November 3, 1976, two years after this first novel by Stephen King was published, that the film version starring Sissy Spacek was released in theaters - and the rest, as they say, is history. Here is a look at Carrie, then and now, as well as the coffee-shop prank promoting the new film. Would you believe it's had 47 million hits so far - and counting?
No Fat, No Whip, No Blood Either - The Coffee Shop Prank
In 1844, three years before he began publishing his best known work, Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray, finished writing The Luck of Barry Lyndon: A Romance of the Last Century. One hundred, thirty-one years later, in 1975, Stanley Kubrick produced a film version starring Ryan O'Neal and Marissa Berenson, which may very well be one of Kubrick's best films. Some critics call it his "overlooked masterpiece."
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