- Apr 24, 2016
I know Mr. King doesn't much like Kubrick's film, and it's easy to see why. SK'S original is warm and passionate. Kubrick's film is characteristically cool and ironic. I find great value in both. Few popular works address domestic violence, which is everywhere in the world. I have always thought SK's idea of setting a story about such abuse within a haunted hotel framework is brilliant. Both versions move me, though in different ways. The Shining remains my favorite novel.