As with any adaptation of a beloved novel, however, certain things are bound to be left on the cutting-room floor. There are the larger changes, like the fact that the movie takes place in the 1980’s when King set the book in the late 1950’s. The novel also shifts between alternate timelines of child and adult versions of The Losers’ Club, while the movie remains entirely linear. As for smaller alterations, Georgie is found dead in the book, for example, while he is curiously listed as MIA in the film adaptation. And whereas Mike Hanlon is the tacit narrator and designated historian of the book, Ben Hascomb seems to have taken his place in the movie.