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Stephen King celebrates 75 years of success in literature and film

There was a time when watching films based on Stephen King’s books was as popular as finding the works of an American writer in bookstores in the United States and also in the rest of the world, where Hollywood’s fascination with everything he made was always enormous. This has changed quite a bit in the past decade, with comic book superheroes dominating the big screen, which has ended up putting horror productions in the background, even then the biggest box office winners in the region.

Despite continuing to fight for Earth with characters from Marvel and DC Comics, from 2017 onwards, King has returned to star multiple times before in his successful career due to the hit that became a movie adaptation of one of his greatest literary successes. “It is – the thing.” The film opened five years ago in theaters and grossed more than $701.8 million (3.7 billion R$) at the worldwide box office.

The second part of the plot about the beyond-terrifying clown, “It – Chapter Two”, was released two years after the first part and brought in more than 473.1 million US dollars (2.5 billion Brazilian reals) from ticket sales. The author of several other classics that have also turned into feature films, such as “The Shining” and “Carrie”, King has sold over 350 million books and is one of the richest writers in the world, with an estimated fortune of at least US dollars. 400. Million Brazilian Real (2.1 billion Brazilian Real).

The writer is also one of the most famous of those who can’t take to the streets without attracting a crowd of fans, which is unusual for anyone who makes a living writing, even in the case of best-selling authors (and one reason for this led him to choose to live in a small manor, Maine).

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This bad fame of the king, who celebrates his 75th birthday this Wednesday (21), is precisely due to the undeniable talent that the so-called “king of horror” must come up with with situations and characters that seem to be tailored to the seventh day. art.