October Stephen King Blogathon – Day 22 – Secret Window (2004) – Emma K Wall

My review of Secret Window for Rob and Darren’s amazing Stephen King blogathon!

Here’s a review of Secret Window (2004) by Emma of EmmaKWall for our October Kingathon.

Tnx to Emma fir this contribution and also for getting the ball rolling for this whole Blogathon idea! 🙂

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secretSecret Window (2004)

*this review contains spoilers*

Secret Window is based on the novella ‘Secret Window, Secret Garden’ from King’s Four Past Midnight collection. It tells the story of writer Mort (Johnny Depp) who, whilst trying to avoid finalising his divorce in the solitude of his country home, is accused of plagurism by the mysterious and sinister John Shooter (John Turturro).

This isn’t one of King’s strongest film adaptations but it’s still a lot of fun and much of this is down to Johnny Depp’s performance.

Mort isn’t the happiest of guys, in the middle of separating from his wife (Maria Bello) who has left him for the smug and annoying Ted (Timothy Hutton) he…

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13 Responses to October Stephen King Blogathon – Day 22 – Secret Window (2004) – Emma K Wall

  1. sweetarchive says:

    Funny, I just saw this one a few nights ago. Didn’t find it to be very good, but an opportunity to watch Johnny Depp is always golden for me 🙂

  2. Jay says:

    Yeah, I remember him but not a lot else.

  3. BunKaryudo says:

    Hi Emma, Good review. I left a comment on the site, but thought I’d say a quick hello here too.

  4. movierob says:

    thanks again for joining in Emma!

  5. Good job on the review. Not my fav adaptation either, but it was decent.

    • emmakwall says:

      Thanks Geoff 🙂

      Yes it was a very enjoyable film but nothing really more! Depp stands out in my memory more than anything really. And his cool house!

  6. I read this yesterday Ems and thought you were spot on. It’s not my favorite adaptation but I think Depp captured the character perfectly!
    #kindredspirits

  7. vinnieh says:

    Great work as always Emma.

  8. beetleypete says:

    You summed this up very nicely, Em. I actually like it a lot, and really enjoyed the performances of both Depp and Turturro. Just long enough to stay interesting, and not too long to get dull.
    As ever, Pete. x

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