The shining. Mini Series

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Just moseyin' through...
Oct 9, 2013
Mise well take advantage of the site. Whats everybody's opinion on the tv mini series. I really like it. Havnt made it to the book just yet. I hear tho there pretty similar. Anways. Looking forward to what everyone has to say.
I liked the miniseries a lot. Not so much the Kubrick movie. The book is one of my favorites, so I liked the way the miniseries captured Jack--he's batshit crazy from the beginning of the movie, but the miniseries showed that he was a loving husband and dad before the hotel got him.

Dec 19, 2017
The Shining is my second favorite King read (first being The Stand). The mini-series had, in my opinion, poor acting and overall production value (early 90's TV for ya) but I really enjoyed it because it did a better job at capturing the true essence of the novel and its characters. I LOVE the Kubrick movie. However, I do so as a film fan. I love film and seeing all types of movies. Kubrick's The Shining was a great damn movie. But unfortunately (again, imo) it really just used King's story as a background. Almost like a fan-fiction lol Based on the thing, but only in the way that they used the same characters, backdrop, plot, etc. It didn't have the power and insight that the novel did. If The Shining novel did not exist. And this movie did. I would still love the movie. I just don't love it as an adaptation of the novel. Hope that drabble makes sense XD