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and that the TV version follows the book more, but isn't as well liked. Is this true? I will be reading the book soon.
Shelley Duvall is the type of actress one either loves or hates. I'm in the former camp. She's one of my favorite parts of the Kubrick movie. Now Nicholson... not a fan at all.lol, Shelley Duvall was pretty big back then, she did Fairy Tale Theater back in the 80's if i remember right. If there was to be a new version to come out soon, would you want it to follow the book better than Kubrick's but still retain the atmosphere?
....yep, this pretty much sums up how I feel and much more politely...The Shining is an awesome book. While the Kubrick movie is an okay movie for what it is, he changed the story atmosphere a bit too much, in my opinion. I am one of the rare people, I suppose, who really likes the mini-series better than that movie. I think the actors did a better job portraying the characters as SK wrote them, if that makes sense. The mini-series is much more faithful to the book.
I really liked all three -- except for the Duvall woman. She was painful to watch.
Not a big fan of Danny either. But, I felt the finger gave a better performance than Shelley.Shelly doesn't bother me but I can't stand Danny. How horrible is that to hate a child actor's performance? I love the movie but Danny really gets on my nerves. I think what contributes to my dislike (which is not the fault of the kid) is the way that Tony appears. I do not like that talking to the finger stuff.