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All work and no play..,

Discussion in 'Pet Sematary' started by rooster827, May 26, 2014.

  1. rooster827

    rooster827 Member

    Anyone notice on page 126 of original hardback of Pet Sematary that Steve Masterton says "all work and no play make jack a dull boy"? I know this proverb was used in the film of The Shining in 1980 and wasn't present in the novel, if my memory serves me correctly. Pet Sematary was published in 83 (Wikipedia says it was written around 78 though) three years after the film The Shining. I was wondering if this was merely coincidence or did King throw this in because of the shining?
  2. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    It seems more likely to me that Kubrick got the idea from Pet Sematary.
  3. rooster827

    rooster827 Member

    That might be the case if Kubrick had a time machine...the shining premiered in 1980, three years before Pet Sematary was published. Doubt king would have given him the manuscript.
  4. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    How many times have you said/thought that phrase?

    When I was a kid, I used to pair it with the older "Jack of all trades..." thing.

    Probably a coincidence. They kinda happen.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...not EVERYTHING in the King universe is necessarily intertwined...the line has been around since approx. 1659, so by my calculations-that would pre-date both Kubrick & King, but thanks for playing the home game of "Proverbs Am Us"....
  6. I don't know... according to wiki, the phrase appears in Stephen King's novel "The Shining" as a brief mention.
  7. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Welcome. Good point.
  8. fushingfeef

    fushingfeef Uber-in-waiting

    I'm sure it's just a coincidence, it's a common enough expression.

    Now, as to Danny's initials, "D.T.", what with Jack Torrance going through symptoms of alcohol withdrawal (delirium tremens or DT's)--now maybe that was planned! :umm:
  9. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    Steve also uses the word "the" occasionally.

    Maybe Bev has mapped the connections about that?
  10. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Or it could stand for d*mn Tony.

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