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Christine (1983)

Director:
John Carpenter

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Horror

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Christine

RUNNING TIME
110 minutes

Producer:
Richard Kobritz
Larry J. Franco

Screenwriter (based on the novel by Stephen King):
Bill Phillips


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Arnie Cunningham Keith Gordon
Dennis Guilder John Stockwell
Leigh Cabot Alexandra Paul
Will Darnell Robert Prosky
Detective Rudy Junkins Harry Dean Stanton
Regina Cunningham Christine Belford -
Michael Cunningham Robert Darnell -
George LeBay Roberts Blossom
Roseanne Kelly Preston -

 

Review

Stephen King combined his fascination for the number one symbol of Americana, the car, with an obvious inspiration from Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" in his 1983 novel "Christine". This movie adaptation, released the same year, was written by Bill Phillips and directed by John Carpenter, but there's not too much of Carpenter's stamp on this work. It opens promisingly with a well-acted and informed look at high-school life with its familiar struggles, and there's also a tingling to how that soon-to-be beautiful 1958 Plymouth Fury turns from a prop and into a character. But as the so-called horror sets in and Keith Gordon turns from Smeagol into Gollum, the film struggles to excite other than with its remarkable technical achievements (the special effects regarding the car are impressive). With the two old-timers Roberts Blossom and Harry Dean Stanton in supporting roles, the former giving a fun, eerie performance.

Copyright 28.03.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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