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    Default The Shining: Secret Of The Twins REVEALED [VIDEO]

    Yes it's true, once upon a time Hollywood did produce good movies. And The Shining is a :shining: example of one of them.


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    Interestingly, Stephen King hated Stanley Kubrick's cinematic rendition of his novel. I think Shelley Duvall's character was miscast. Her performance made the movie hard to watch at times. The poor woman has lost her mind and now believes that aliens are inhabiting her body. Maybe she's right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epiphany View Post
    Interestingly, Stephen King hated Stanley Kubrick's cinematic rendition of his novel. I think Shelley Duvall's character was miscast. Her performance made the movie hard to watch at times. The poor woman has lost her mind and now believes that aliens are inhabiting her body. Maybe she's right.
    Novels make for terrible movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal+ View Post
    Novels make for terrible movies.
    Not always.

    In fact, a few of King's stories translated very well to screen with little modification. It depends on the story.

    Quote Originally Posted by Epiphany View Post
    Interestingly, Stephen King hated Stanley Kubrick's cinematic rendition of his novel. I think Shelley Duvall's character was miscast. Her performance made the movie hard to watch at times. The poor woman has lost her mind and now believes that aliens are inhabiting her body. Maybe she's right.
    I think Kubrick's version is decent... but it's not really the same story as the book. it's like looking at a twisted reflection or a pond image after you beset it with ripples.

    I saw most of it not all of the TV version made years later, the one that King liked better; I think that movie had more heart to it and I could see why King preferred it, but I wouldn't necessarily call it better, it was a little too "TV-movie-ish" soft.

    Putting King's books on TV is a tough sell to being with -- the subject matter + the copious number of pages means a lot (and a LOT) of editing, that typically kills the patient on the table.
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    I like this movie because I think it was really nice of Kubrick to let us know that he helped to fake the moon landing. I'm glad he had a change of heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msg_v2 View Post
    I like this movie because I think it was really nice of Kubrick to let us know that he helped to fake the moon landing. I'm glad he had a change of heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    M-O-O-N, laws yes, that spells MOON!
    Now that was a book (and miniseries) I liked far more than the shining.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal+ View Post
    Yes it's true, once upon a time Hollywood did produce good movies. And The Shining is a :shining: example of one of them.


    I hated that movie.

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    Someone played this version while we were gaming on Sunday.



    or maybe this version is preferable:

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    I think hating on something because it's not "true to the book" is kind of stupid. If it's exactly the same, why does the movie even exist? I like it when things are changed from the book, on many occasions. People still have the book, and can always read the book if they feel a need to know what "really" happened.
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