Misery is a American psychological horror film directed by Rob Reiner based on Stephen King 's novel of the same namestarring James CaanKathy BatesLauren BacallRichard Farnsworthand Frances Sternhagen about a psychotic fan who holds an author captive and forces him to write her stories. The film was released on November 30, in the United States to positive reviews and was a box office success. Misery is the only film based on a Stephen King novel to win an Oscar.
Famed novelist Paul Sheldon is the author of a successful series of Victorian romance novels featuring a character named Misery Chastain. Wanting to focus on more serious stories, he writes a manuscript for a new novel that he hopes will launch his post- Misery career. While traveling from Silver Creek, Colorado to his home in New York CityPaul is caught in a blizzard and his car goes off the road, rendering him unconscious.
A nurse named Annie Wilkes finds Paul and brings him to her remote home. Paul regains consciousness and finds himself bedridden with broken legs and a dislocated shoulder. Annie claims to be his "number one fan" and talks a lot about him and his novels. Out of gratitude, Paul lets Annie read his new manuscript. While feeding him, she is angered by the profanity in his new work and spills soup on him, but apologizes.
Soon after, Annie reads the latest Misery novel, discovers that Misery dies at the end of the book, and flies into a rage.
She reveals to Paul that nobody knows where he is and locks him in his room. The next morning, Annie forces Paul to burn his new manuscript. When he is well enough to get out of bed, she insists he write a new novel titled Misery's Returnin which he brings the character back to life. Paul complies, believing Annie might kill him. One day, when Annie is away, Paul begins stockpiling his painkillers. He tries poisoning Annie during dinner but fails. Paul later finds a scrapbook of newspaper clippings about Annie's past.
He discovers that she was tried for the deaths of several infants, but the trial collapsed due to lack of evidence. Annie had quoted lines from his Misery novels during her trial. Annie later drugs Paul and straps him to the bed. When he wakes, she tells him that she knows he has been out of his room and breaks his ankles with a sledgehammer to prevent him from escaping again. The local sheriff, Buster, is investigating Paul's disappearance. When a shopkeeper informs the sheriff he has sold Annie considerable quantities of typing paper, Buster pays Annie a visit.
When he finds Paul drugged in the basement, Annie fatally shoots Buster with a shotgun; she tells Paul that they must die together. He agrees, on the condition that he must finish the novel in order to "give Misery back to the world". He conceals a can of lighter fluid in his pocket.
When the manuscript is done, Paul asks for a single cigarette and a glass of champagne, as is his usual ritual when completing a book, to which Annie complies, when she leaves, he sets the manuscript on fire in front of her. As Annie rushes to save it, I.
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Annie gets up and steps forward to attack Paul, who trips her and she hits her head on the typewriter. Believing her dead, Paul crawls out of the room, but Annie suddenly springs back to life and attacks him once again. Paul grabs a metal doorstop and viciously bashes her in the face, finally killing her. Eighteen months later, Paul, now walking with a cane, meets his agent, Marcia, in a restaurant in New York City.
The Cascade - Hyper - We Control discuss his first post- Misery novel, and Marcia tells him about the positive early buzz. Paul replies that he does not care and that he wrote the novel for himself. Marcia asks if he would consider a non-fiction book about his captivity, but Paul declines as he is obviously suffering some kind of psychological trauma from his experiences, and often suffers nightmares and hallucinations of Annie coming to get him for revenge.
Just as he says that Paul sees Annie and reacts with horror. However, that was only a hallucination, and in actuality it was a waitress, who tells Love Is Just Around The Corner - Jonah Jones - Jonahs Wail she is a big fan Misery (Someone Is Winning) - Scrawl - Misery (Someone Is Winning) / Just Plain Bad his.
Paul meekly replies "That is very sweet of you. Reiner eventually invited writer William Goldman to write the film's screenplay. In the original novel, Annie Wilkes severs one of Paul Sheldon's feet with an axe. Goldman loved the scene and argued for it to be included, but Reiner insisted that it be changed so that she only breaks his ankles. Goldman subsequently wrote that this was Aci Krank & Boxxxstar* präsentieren Tarek Gee - Schicksal correct decision as amputation would have been too severe.
Eventually someone suggested James Caan, who agreed to play the part. Caan commented that he was Dont Take Away The Music - Various - The Dance Decade 1973-1983 by how Sheldon was a role unlike any other of his, and that "being a totally reactionary character is really much tougher.
Roger Ebert enjoyed the film, giving a rating of Misery (Someone Is Winning) - Scrawl - Misery (Someone Is Winning) / Just Plain Bad stars out of four and stating, "it is a good story, a natural, and it grabs us.
Variety called it "a very obvious and very commercial gothic thriller, a functional adaptation of the Stephen King bestseller.
Goldman's screenplay as it is in Mr. King's novel. King himself has stated that Misery is one of his top ten favorite film adaptations, in his collection Stephen King Goes to the Movies. I fell asleep on the plane and had a dream about a popular writer it may or may not have been me, but it sure to God wasn't James Caan The film's score Misery (Someone Is Winning) - Scrawl - Misery (Someone Is Winning) / Just Plain Bad composed by Marc Shaiman.
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