Most people seem to think he totally hates the film (hence he likes to joke about Kubrick calling him on the phone). But why did he include the film in the list at the end of Danse Macabre of films that contributed something valuable to the horrorgenre? Is it right to say he likes it as a FILM, just not as an ADAPTATION? He must have explained his exact feelings about the movie somewhere, but I can't remember where he goes on about it most indepth. I know for one thing that he felt that in Nicholson's interpretation Jack Torrance is more or less mad to begin with and we don't experience so much how he's changing (I fully agree with this). I can't remember his other problems with the film exactly. But, still, why did he put it in the list? He must feel at least as a film separate from the book it's good and important, even though it is no more his vision of what the book was. But he can't HATE it as often is said, or he would have let it out all together.