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Review of The Shining mini-series

Discussion in 'The Shining (1997)' started by Neil W, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    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.
     
  2. César Hernández-Meraz

    César Hernández-Meraz Wants to be Nick, ends up as Larry

    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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  3. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    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).
     
  4. César Hernández-Meraz

    César Hernández-Meraz Wants to be Nick, ends up as Larry

    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).
     
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  5. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I'll give it a try next time. I'm using a tablet, though.
     
  6. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    You just highlight the text, and a quote little tag should show up.

    Back to Danny and that lip. The hells? Kept wanting to wipe it or poke it or something. He had baby milk lips.

    And I forgot to quote. Doc Creed
     
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  7. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

  8. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    :rofl::rofl::thumbs_up:
     
  9. César Hernández-Meraz

    César Hernández-Meraz Wants to be Nick, ends up as Larry

    I have tried to imitate it. I can't.

    Either I get my cheeks that round or do a bad impression of that open mouth. I have big cheeks, but not balloon-round unless I fill them with air, which can't be done with the mouth like that.
     
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  10. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    Now we are all doing it. I am
     
  11. César Hernández-Meraz

    César Hernández-Meraz Wants to be Nick, ends up as Larry

    Practice will make perfect, Doc.

    "Doc", just what series-Danny was called as he stared dumbly at space with his open mouth (and no, that was not during his spells, that was his normal look).
     
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  12. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    I don't remember him having a look in the book. Hey! A rhyme!

    Blank Fishhook look came later.
     
  13. César Hernández-Meraz

    César Hernández-Meraz Wants to be Nick, ends up as Larry

    You can say he fell in the net of the Overlook! :D

    Wait! The joke was on the hook, so why a net? :cold:

    Never mind... :saddd:

    Bad joke time = leave work time. See you once I get home. Hopefully with better material.
     
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  14. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    LOL...
     
  15. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    I am sorry to report that I can make that look. It's somewhere between Elvis and Danny.


    Yeah, I've been doing it.
     
  16. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    And my windows are open.

    Nice to meet ya, new neighbors.
     
  17. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    :ghostface: Your neighbors called me and asked if you were ok. I just told them you had your wisdom teeth out and the meds were kicking in. :highly_amused:
     
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  18. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    'splains the lip thing. I say Thank ya. Tired of them herding children away from me..

    Annoying.
     
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  19. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    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.
     
  20. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    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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