A mini-series of Stephen King's "The Shining" brought things closer to the events of the book, but they still missed the scope of the story.
There was some occassional frightening imagery, but it's hard showing things inside little Danny's head.
The story was shot at the hotel where King based his book, which was charming, but the place looked like a country cottage compared to what the book described.
It was nice to finally see the hedge animals realized on-screen, with competent CGI effects.
There were scenes involving a wasp's nest which didn't fit very nicely.
There were goofy things like CGI ghosts, a dorky buck-toothed Danny and his seizures, and a dorky floating Tony dude with glasses. The whole series had a tacked-on happy ending which left me with a sweet aftertaste rather than affecting my waking hours in the darkness.
The fire-hose scene was very memorable from the book, but they botched it with a cheap CGI effect shot.
Stephen Webber, who played Jack Torrence, seemed nice to begin with, which made it more shocking when he turned evil. With a little computer wizardry, they bent his facial features into a twisted demon.
Rebecca De Mornay played a strong silent blonde mother and wife Wendy, just like in the book.
The haunted room with the lady in the bathtub was wonderfully done; it creeped me out a bit.
The Kubrick version at least captures the grandness of the story and setting.