A critical review of the battleground by stephen bate

The King tale bears resemblances to two well-known television horror stories. Merritt Silence can indeed be golden. Joe Vietnam Footlocker, sent to him by the mother of the toy-maker he had recently killed. The story was originally published in.

Renshaw defeats the final commando, only to find it has armed a thermonuclear weapon that then explodes and kills him. The origin of the sinister action figures are bereft of explanation, which adds suspense and wonder to the tale. Originally airing on Wednesday July 12,the episode was directed by Brian Henson and starred William Hurt as Renshaw the assassin.

Brilliantly rising to the occasion and subsequently winning an Emmy for his score composer Jeff Beal carefully considered an approach to the theme: The result was television history. There is no dialogue in the entire episode. John Renshaw has just returned from Florida where he assassinated the president of a toy company.

Plot summary[ edit ] Renshaw is a professional hit-manwho returns from his assassination of a toy-maker to find a package delivered to his penthouse apartment. The short story was our template and our guide. There are no additional images for this Short Story. Renshaw eventually plots to destroy the soldiers with a Molotov cocktail constructed from a bottle of lighter fluid, but before the cocktail detonates, the entire apartment explodes, and kills him.

The episode featured a longer ending than the short story, in which Renshaw is attacked again and makes it out of the penthouse for a final showdown in the elevator shaft with an angry plastic commando played by an uncredited Bill Barretta. Musical arrangement, for example, would by necessity play a more prominent role: I thought of this music as a form of dramatic foreplay, i.

Renshaw picks up a package on his way to his apartment and carefully opens it once alone. Inan hour-long television adaptation of a Stephen King yarn also garnered gilded trophies. The story was also made into an animated short film, Srazhenie Russian: High school students who have not read his novels.

The editor traces the genesis and evolution of an idea from written draft to pre-production to finished product. Also noticeable is a lack of Stephen King commentary.

In this case, we are about twenty minutes into the story before the soldiers start their attack. Renshaw cannot believe what is happening at first, but then begins to fight the soldiers. Captivating storyboards round out the collection. As with similar volumes of Richard Matheson, Rod Serling, and Charles Buemont scripts, Battleground presents an insightful and entertaining story-behind-the-story.

And references, as well as homages, abound. Gauntlet has been one of the few specialty presses to give such lavish treatment to the craft of scriptwriting. At one point, the toy soldiers even give Renshaw the chance to surrender on a small sheet of paper passed under a door.Stephen King's Battleground is a definitive collection of Stephen King's classic short story with which was adapted for television by Richard Christian Matheson.

The book begins with King's short story and then moves to R.C. Matheson's script for the opening episode of "Nightmares and Dreamscapes /5.

Stephen King Short Story Project, # “Battleground” “Battleground” isn’t the sort of story that invites deep reflection or discussion. There’s just something wonderfully appealing about the thought of a troop of little green plastic soldiers running around performing cute little military maneuvers.

But let me point out a few. "Battleground" is a short story by Stephen King, first published in the September issue of Cavalier magazine, and later collected in King's collection Night Shift. Secular Humanism Essay Examples. 7 total results. 1, words. 3 pages. The Characteristics of Ralph Waldo Emerson's Ideologies.

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See search results for this author. Are you an author? Average Customer Review: out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews5/5(2). Battleground Summary. John Renshaw has just returned from Florida where he assassinated the president of a toy company.

Renshaw picks up a package on his way to his apartment and carefully opens it once alone.

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