During my Seventies childhood, View-Master discs and paperback novelizations were often the closest I came to watching the great majority of 'grown-up' movies that were in theaters back then, at least until (or if) they appeared on network TV, in censored form with commercial interruptions. The 'good ol' days' weren't always good.
I've been alive nearly fifty years. I had never heard the word 'adaption' used EVER-- not in books, not in films, not on television, in classrooms, in casual conversation, etc.-- until I discovered this particular YouTuber's channel.
When I first discovered Sneak Previews in 1980, Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert's Dogs Of The Week feature, introduced by Spot The Wonder Dog, quickly became my favorite part of the show.
But, since sometime after 2012…as one of those parents…when it comes to Pet Sematary, I just haven’t been able to get through it. The anguish in the story is just too overwhelming.
Every time I see someone post that John Wayne "Life is hard" meme, I just shake my head in frustration as I realize so few have seen the motion picture it originated from.