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The Woman in the Room (1983)

She is incurable ill. But she cannnot die. Only her son, a lawyer, could bring her relief. When he decides, to do so, starts his personal nightmare.

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She is incurable ill. But she cannnot die. Only her son, a lawyer, could bring her relief. When he decides, to do so, starts his personal nightmare. Written by Franz-Josef Brinkkoetter <franjo@amclust2.amclust.mcnet.de>

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A very good film for fans of King and film buffs
18 April 2001 | by (Norman, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Stephen King calls this the best film based on his works. It is easy to see what he likes about it.

Frank Darabont directed this short film at the age of 24. At about 30 minutes in length, it tells the story of a man who is watching his mother slowly die in great pain. He must make the decision of whether to allow her suffering to continue or to help release her from her pain forever.

The story was a tough one for King to write, and was loosly based on his own mother's death. The acting by Michael Cornelison is fairly good and the performance by Dee Croxton, who relies on simple facial movement, is also done well.

Don't watch the film if you are looking for King horror, for there is none (except one nightmare sequence). Darabont, in his directing debut, shows why he became such a force in the film world. His style here is very good, and forshadows his extraordinary King adaptions, The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile.

An interesting side note, is that Croxton later appears in The Green Mile. Brian Libby, who plays a prisoner in Woman, also reappears in both Shawshank Redemption and Green Mile.

If you are a fan of King's short stories or a film scholar who wants to see how a short film can be done right, check this out.


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