Re: the Shining.

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Posted by Slavei at on August 22, 2003 at 16:58:42:

In Reply to: the Shining. posted by NigelTufnel on August 22, 2003 at 16:53:40:

: I loved the Kubrick film and have just finished reading the book, and it's almost like two seperate stories. Sure they have simmilarities, but there were many things left out. I was just wondering if anyone here had seen the other version of the flick, starring DeMornay, and the guy from Wings? It had some good write ups over at amazon, and Stephen King on the DVD commentary track. I don't think anyone could top Kubrick's masterpiece, but I was curious if the other film is closer to the novel.
: Any feedback is appreciated
: thanks

I saw the mini-series when it first aired years back.

Kubrick's film was something I grew up with since I first saw it in the early 80's. It scared the crap out of me then & still scares me a bit now.

Then I read the novel, and even though it was scary too, it didn't scare me as much as Kubrick's version. I think Stanley was going more for the scares.

The mini-series is true to the book. Including the ending. I didn't find it as scary as the book or Kubrick's vision, but I still thought it was pretty good.

If they combined both films, they'd make one great movie.

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