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Stephen King's The Shining (MINI-SERIES)

Stephen King's The Shining (MINI-SERIES) (2003)


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Stephen King's The Shining is a new adaptation from the author himself, made for television, that bears very little resemblance to the 1980 Stanley Kubrick version. That's not surprising since Kubrick threw out most of King's novel and presented his own version of the story. Here King redresses the balance in a miniseries that follows his original almost to the letter, and manages to be effectively creepy despite the budget and censorship limitations of the TV format.

Stephen Weber



Jan 7, 2003

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Well I can obviously not put this on my list....but I'm gonna rate it was so long ago I saw now I'm just pissed....but it's good if not great...stupid non-existing movie if you wanna put it on the list
February 23, 2011
Martin Sahlin

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Stephen King's The Shining (extra emphasis on the "Stephen King's" part) is Mr. King's "correction" of what he thought was a botched opportunity by Kubrick. It just goes to show that faithful does not equal better. This is still a fantastic adaptation, fitting in a lot more due to it's 4 hour and 30 minutes running time. It's long, it's slow, but it's still an interesting and enjoyable watch. The best part of this film is watching Weber and De Mornay. In many ways they are better than Nicholson and Duvall. Nicholson looked crazy before he had went crazy and Duvall looked like she'd been haunted for a long time before the film even starts. With so much time to fill, Weber is able to go from apologetic and caring father, to angry father and finally going crazy. He lacks the raw intensity and power of Nicholson, but I was very surprised. What the film may have in character and story, it lacks in style, atmosphere, pure terror and overall quality. It's well made, but only a few scenes are able to have an effect on the viewer. Kubrick changed the hedge creatures coming to life because of a lack of technological capability, 17 years later and they manage to prove him right. The edited scenes of still creatures are hardly threatening and the CGI is amateur and cartoonish. This is certainly a great watch, especially for dedicated King fans, but you could get a better experience and spend less time watching Kubrick's classic.
July 24, 2009

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The shining is an ultimate horror because of the blur between reality and fiction. Not to be taken lightly. Get scared.
March 2, 2008

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