Review of The Shining mini-series

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César Hernández-Meraz

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I really liked the mini series.

Until I saw that fist picture, I had managed to block that Danny from my head. That was awful. jeeze.

The Wendy and Jack as described in the book worked for me.

Oh lord, I blocked that Danny. Now it's back. That was very distracting from the whole series. Shame.
Quickly! See the second Danny picture! It will help you use your attention in that and only that, blurring young Danny's image from your mind. :Z:
 
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Doc Creed

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#23
I really liked the mini series.

Until I saw that fist picture, I had managed to block that Danny from my head. That was awful. jeeze.

The Wendy and Jack as described in the book worked for me.

Oh lord, I blocked that Danny. Now it's back. That was very distracting from the whole series. Shame.
That last statement made me laugh. :) "oh lord, I blocked that Danny. Now it's back". (Sorry, haven't learned how to quote very well).
 

César Hernández-Meraz

Wants to be Nick, ends up as Larry
May 19, 2015
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Aguascalientes, Mexico
#24
That last statement made me laugh. :) "oh lord, I blocked that Danny. Now it's back". (Sorry, haven't learned how to quote very well).
I click the quote button and then manually delete what is not the phrase I want to quote.

But I noticed recently that, if you select the text you want to quote (dragging the cursor over the text while holding the mouse's button), it gives a small option to quote only that.

I have never used it, going back to the button every time, but I think it might be useful for others (and for myself, if I remembered the option is there before having already used the normal way).
 

Doc Creed

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#25
I click the quote button and then manually delete what is not the phrase I want to quote.

But I noticed recently that, if you select the text you want to quote (dragging the cursor over the text while holding the mouse's button), it gives a small option to quote only that.

I have never used it, going back to the button every time, but I think it might be useful for others (and for myself, if I remembered the option is there before having already used the normal way).
Thanks, I'll give it a try next time. I'm using a tablet, though.
 

fljoe0

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#39
I watched this over the weekend. I re-read the book after I received the new special edition and it made me want to give this another try. I didn't really like the mini-series the first time I watched it but I really did enjoy it this time around. I think the first time, I was disappointed that it was a network production and had kind of made up my mind that I wasn't going to like it because of that. This time, I went into it with more of an open mind about the production. It's a bit dated and suffers from network-itis but I think it's good. Steve did a great job with the screen play. With all of the taming down of the material that the network required, he was still able to keep the tension and creepiness at a high level. He even did a good job working around those commercial breaks. I saw this on dvd but those commercial breaks are still annoying with a production like this even though there are no commercials. Too many mini cliff hangers have to be included around those breaks but Steve's script handled that pretty well. I thought the casting of Steven Weber and Rebecca De Mornay worked very well too.

So, I've changed my mind since the first time I saw it and think this is actually very good. I didn't like the epilogue in the mini-series. It was way to positive ;-D.
That was probably a concession to the network to have a nice warm and fuzzy happily ever after ending.
 

Doc Creed

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#40
I watched this over the weekend. I re-read the book after I received the new special edition and it made me want to give this another try. I didn't really like the mini-series the first time I watched it but I really did enjoy it this time around. I think the first time, I was disappointed that it was a network production and had kind of made up my mind that I wasn't going to like it because of that. This time, I went into it with more of an open mind about the production. It's a bit dated and suffers from network-itis but I think it's good. Steve did a great job with the screen play. With all of the taming down of the material that the network required, he was still able to keep the tension and creepiness at a high level. He even did a good job working around those commercial breaks. I saw this on dvd but those commercial breaks are still annoying with a production like this even though there are no commercials. Too many mini cliff hangers have to be included around those breaks but Steve's script handled that pretty well. I thought the casting of Steven Weber and Rebecca De Mornay worked very well too.

So, I've changed my mind since the first time I saw it and think this is actually very good. I didn't like the epilogue in the mini-series. It was way to positive ;-D.
That was probably a concession to the network to have a nice warm and fuzzy happily ever after ending.
I liked it, too. It was more of a thriller and not scary like the book but I really enjoyed it. I especially liked visiting The Stanley Hotel where it was filmed and where it was conceived in King's mind. The hedge animals were veey well done for television at that time, I think.
 
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