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Words are his power the frontpage of Steven Kings novel Carrie proclaims praising its authors writing skills And one must agree that Steven King although apparently not too modest about it does stand out as a spectacular master of writing sophisticated horror and suspense novels But what happens then when these successful novels are brought onto the movie-screen where images and actors take on the roles of the written word And how does one ensure that this power of his words is preserved in a movie In this assignment I will be looking at the movie version of Carrie and some of the steps that have been taken to turn Steven Kings written word into a movie Summary of the Movie The opening scene in the movie is set in a girls changing-room The air is hot and humid with the steam from the showers As the camera moves around the changing-room we see girls chattering as they get dressed and comb their hair and we are left with the impression that everything is like it is supposed to be The camera then moves slowly through the heavy fog towards the showers where a girl appears She is standing alone under the shower seemingly in her own thoughts The camera pans around the girl and changes angle a few times before ending up focusing on her legs At first we just see the water running down her thigh then a crimson colour appears in the water and soon it is evident that the girl is bleeding When she notices this herself she panicks and screams to the other girls for help Realising that Carrie is menstruating the other girls are disgusted They push her back into the shower where she crumbles up in a corner and they start throwing sanitary napkins and tampons at her while chanting plug it up Plug it up The PE teacher comes rushing in and gets the
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