Yesterday I had the opportunity to see again Misery, a psychological thriller film (1990) based on Stephen King’s 1987 novel of the same name, and starring Kathy Bates and James Caan. A film that will remind many people, since it broke a box office record. And even though I knew the argument, Mysery to captivate me again.
One of the scenes of maximum suspense was when the writer realizes that she has tied him to the bed while he was sleeping. And then she, with an apparent naturalness, explains what made the landowners to the slaves who were trying to flee from the diamond mines…
You can see the scene in the video below:
Based on the Stephen King novel, Misery casts James Caan as romance writer Paul Sheldon. After a car accident, Sheldon is trapped in his vehicle in the middle of a blizzard; on the brink of death, he is rescued by Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), a former nurse who carries the writer to her home to recover. It turns out that Annie is a huge fan of Sheldon’s work, which consists of a series of romance novels about a character named Misery Chastain; Paul, wanting to explore more serious work, has decided to kill Misery in order to write a raw, autobiographical book about life on the streets. Annie, who has lived almost vicariously through the Misery Chastain books for years, is livid over the harsh language of Paul’s book, but becomes almost crazed upon discovering Misery’s fate. To teach the bedridden man a lesson, she forces him to burn the autobiographical manuscript and resurrect Misery; after learning of Annie’s murderous past, he knows that Misery’s return to life will mark the end of his own.