AN ESSAY ON STANLEY KUBRICK'S THE SHINING:
Kubrick's The Shining isn't a faithful adaptation to King's novel, but i sure love it.
Kubrick took out the main structure of King's Novel and molded it into his own. The outcome: a masterpiece. Every frame, every angle is filled with discomfort and horror. Kubrick made the hotel scary without any paranormal force showed on screen and scarier when there is: from unsettling angles, to custom colors and a creepy set design. The cast was just superb: Jack Nicholson is so good and fantastic, Shelly Duvall sure can be terrified and Danny Lloyd was great. The story relied on the outline of the novel and main plot points, the ending was completely different but somehow felt more appropriate to such a story (it might have worked on the novel too). During my first watch i was bored to death; because i wasn't concentrating on the film and i didn't sleep well overnight. The film is slow and has boring parts but they'll make you fall in love with Kubrick's shots and the cinematography. Let me add that the music plays a huge part in making this film what it is. After i read the novel, i rewatched it and i enjoyed it. Then i noticed something; you need to read the novel to understand the film but don't be pissed off because it isn't faithful to it.
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