5 Things to Know Before Viewing IT
- The story from the novel is basically the same. None of the main characters were morphed into composite ones. Yes, the screenwriters had to shed quite a bit from the book; however, the characters remain.
- The 7 kids in the Loser’s Club are 10 years old in the novel. In the movie, the kids are tweens verging on full teenhood.
- The novel is set in 1957-58 with the kids and 1984-85 as the adults. The movie has the kids in 1988-89. Chapter Two will have the adults in 2016-17, respectively.
- “Beep, beep, Richie” is used in both the novel and the movie. One of the boys, Richie Tozier, has a warped mind. He says inappropriate things. When he goes too far, the other kids say, “Beep, beep, Richie” for him to shut up.
- Just like the novel, all 7 kids survive the initial confrontation with Pennywise.