You nut jobs!!! Kubric's The Shining is a classic piece of cinema, forget the damn book! Who cares about the book! I read it, it was very good and suspenseful but King goes in to so much detail you couldn't even cram it into a 5nice hour long mini series. I coulda seriously skipped over whole chapters of that book and not have missed much. The original was made as a theatrical film so cuts and rewrites were pretty much necessary for it and I though want they did was brilliant along with the performances by everyone involved. That said I did enjoy the mini series also, I liked the approach they took with it, following the novel more closely and the actors played their roles very well.
I imagine my perspective may differ from others for a couple reasons
1. I watched The Shining loooong before ever reading Kings novel and its always been a favorite of mine. I only decided to read the book because I love the original so much.
2. I did read the book before ever seeing the mini series, in fact, that's why I decided to see the miniseries.
Just my opinion.
Best remake of this bunch, Body Snatchers.
Last edited by ChainSaW80 (2012-09-07 23:39:10)