Always the blue-collar guy, Stephen King will be the first to downplay his literary merit. But he’s got themes and symbols the same as anyone working in what Terry Southern dubbed “The quality Lit game.”
For example, water figures into It as a constant symbol, appearing in dialogue and visuals. See for yourself in this video.
Kevin Maher is an Emmy-nominated comedy writer and an award-winning filmmaker. He hosted AMC’s THE SCI-FI DEPT and currently hosts the live video-variety show KEVIN GEEKS OUT in Brooklyn. www.KevinGeeksOut.com