The Drunk on Writing Dissections

The Drunk on Writing Dissections

In the Drunk on Writing Dissections, I review, analyze and just plain dig deep into a range of different topics and focus that have one thing in common: their, mostly, excellent writing. For fun, there're also beer and liquor pairings!... Show More

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July 9, 2020 34 min

The ending to Stephen King's CUJO is... well, depressing to say the least. But the adaptation took a different path. Is it the better take? That and more, including what the book is ACTUALLY about, are explored in the latest Stephen King Dissection.


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Read the full Paris Review interview with Stephen King here: https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/5653/stephen-king-the-art-of-fiction-no...

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Stephen King's DANSE MACABRE is part autobiography and part treatise on the evolution of the horror genre and its shining (and not so much) examples between 1950 and 1980.


One part is great. The other... is... well, let's just say I've never been the best student.


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Listen to "A Day at the Dentist's" here: https://youtu.be/j8m2iia-ATM


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In this Drunk on Writing Dissection, I dig into my favorite movie of all time, OFFICE SPACE, including reviewing an Office Space-themed beer, looking at its origins and legacy, comparing it to a Herman Melville short story, reviewing its best scenes, exploring little-known Easter Eggs, and more!


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You wouldn't know it from the cover, but ROADWORK is one of Stephen King's most humanistic books yet, and one of his best. If you love THE SHINING, you're going to dig this one.


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Read Michael R. Collings' full commentary for George Beahm’s The Stephen King Companion here: http://michaelrcollings.blogspot.com/2015/06/stephen-king-roadwork-retro-review.html#!/2015/06/stephen-king-...

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After the complicated recording of BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, Freddie Mercury never revealed the true meaning behind it, and the remaining members of Queen are staying tight-lipped.


So, what exactly is the meaning of BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY? What's its... story?


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Watch the official Bohemian Rhapsody music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ9rUzIMcZQ


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FIRESTARTER is one of Stephen King's best books, and features what may very well be the author's best, most nuanced villains, but it's marred by one of the worst film adaptations ever made.

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2018 marked the thirtieth anniversary of DIE HARD—arguably one of, if not the, best action films ever made. To celebrate this momentous occasion and the film itself, I thought it’d be cool to dig into why Die Hard works as well as it does, and how so much of that comes right down to the film’s writing. ---------------------------------------- Read the screenplay here: http://screencraft.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/die_hard_s...
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In THE DEAD ZONE, a freak accident gives Johnny Smith psychic powers, and a chance to avert a catastrophic nuclear war. At a terrible cost. What lessons can we take from this now thirty year old book for today's world? Well... a few too many, sadly.

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Only about a year after the band's last release, Gorillaz were back with a new album. Which meant it was time for a new Drunk on Writing Dissection! I go into the album's writing, dive into its only music video to date, and give my general impressions on the finished product. ---------------------------------------- Read the full interview from The Sun with Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvands...
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For the ninth episode of the Stephen King Dissections, we're talking the second Richard Bachman novel, THE LONG WALK! Which is now my favorite King book yet. Yeah. Featuring a pairing of The Last Wine Company's The Walking Dead Blood Red Blend! ---------------------------------------- Brought to you in part through the patronage of Geoff Baum, Stephanie Brelsford, Michael Brown, Ariya Norinth, Karen and Andrew Pawlowski, an...

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To date, there are five different official versions of Stephen King's THE STAND: the original novel, the revised paperback novel, the "complete and uncut" novel, the TV adaptation, and the Marvel Comics series. How do they all compare, and what do they bring to the table? Find out now in the latest episode of the Stephen King Dissections! Featuring a pairing of 10 Barrel Brewing's Apocalypse IPA.

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That's a wrap on Stephen King's first short story collection, NIGHT SHIFT! This episode features a whiskey pairing with Asylum Distillery's Fifth State Aged Corn Whiskey.

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Watch some of the mentioned videos here:

The Lawnmower Man (Jim Gonis): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caKZdPlEu2U

The Man Who Loved Flowers (Christopher Harrison): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s0O3...

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Continuing the critical look at Stephen King's first short story collection, NIGHT SHIFT, with a beer pairing of Paradox Beer Co.'s Strawbasill.

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A critical look at the first short story collection from Stephen King, NIGHT SHIFT, and a beer pairing with Kent Falls Brewing Co.'s Multiverse.

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A critical discussion of Richard Bachman's (Stephen King's) RAGE, and how it's such an unfortunate reminder not much has changed in forty years.

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A critical discussion of Stephen King's THE SHINING and its 1980 film adaptation directed by Stanley Kubrick. Featuring a pairing and review of Tröegs' BLIZZARD OF HOPS. THE SHINING is available wherever books and films are sold. Ask your local retailer about Tröegs' BLIZZARD OF HOPS. "Here's Johnny!" compilation by AFX. ----------------------------------------

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A critical discussion of Stephen King's 'SALEM'S LOT and its 1979 film adaptation directed by Tobe Hooper, also featuring a pairing and review of the 2014 La Patache MÉDOC BORDEAUX. 'SALEM'S LOT is available wherever books are sold. Ask your local retailer about the La Patache.

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The first of the Stephen King Dissection series! A critical discussion of Stephen King's CARRIE and its 1976 film adaptation directed by Brian De Palma, also featuring a pairing and review of Dogfish Head's FLESH & BLOOD. CARRIE is available wherever books are sold. Ask your local retailer about FLESH & BLOOD.

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What to do with a bunch of books that didn't get their own videos? Well, why not MINI dissections?! Featuring reviews and commentary on: Roger Crowley's EMPIRES OF THE SEA (available here: https://www.amazon.com/Empires-Sea-Battle-Lepanto-Contest/dp/0812977645) John Berendt's MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL (available here: https://www.amazon.com/Midnight-Garden-Good-Evil-Savannah/dp/0679751521) Erik Larson&...
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Robert M. Edsel's THE MONUMENTS MEN, available now wherever books are sold, is a must-read for any fan of history, and gives an eye into a little-known facet of World War II. ---------------------------------------- Brought to you in part through the patronage of Karen and Andrew Pawlowski. Become a patron now at drunkonwriting.com! ---------------------------------------- Get early shows, vote on what's published, an...
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