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Episode Info: This week, we are reviewing the prequel to Doctor Sleep, Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, and Stephen King’s least favorite adaptation of his work: The Shining. Plue we have a big announcement in “It Came From Social Media” and play another round of “Horror or Porno”. Skip to Intro – 0:55 Skip to Trailer – 6:24 Skip to Synopsis – 8:46 Skip to Review – 11:01 Skip to Score – 13:23 Skip to Spoilers – 25:22 Skip to Final Recommendations – 1:14:03 Skip to It Came From Social Media – 1:16:00 Skip to Horror or Porno – 1:21:23 Skip to Outro – 1:38:41 Synopsis of The Shining The Shining is the tale of an aspiring writer Jack Torrence (Jack Nicholson) taking his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and son Danny (Some kid named Danny) to The Overlook Hotel. It lies secluded, deep within the heavily forested mountains of Colorado. He is hired to be the caretaker of The Overlook in the winter off-season. While there he intends to write the next great american novel whose protagonist is worn down by the pressures of capitalism and the lack of leisure time. Meanwhile Danny Torrence is tutored by a magical negro about Danny’s ability to see the future and read minds. Also, the hotel is haunted and Jack goes crazy. Do you really not know the plot to THE SHINING? Review of The Shining OK, here we go. I appreciate this movie. It is one of Kubrick’s masterpieces. It’s visually stunning and meticulously crafted. It’s undeniably an great and important movie. I just don’t like it. It’s slow. The characters are empty shells of people that lack most semblance of humanity and motivation, other than to: be scared, or be menacing. To be frank, I couldn’t figure out what was going on and why most of the time. The book was better. COME AT ME HORROR FANS, I don’t like your precious SHINING. Original artwork by Dustin Goebel whose Instagram you should follow @Dgoebel00Score for The Shining Score 8/10 FIGHT ME. (It should be noted that this is the opinion of only one of the hosts of Horror Movie Talk, David gives it a 10/10) The Shining Add The Shining to your collection or rent the full movie on Amazon. Buy/Rent from Amazon Spoilers for The Shining Expand for Spoilers Differences Between the Book and the Film The start out, I wanted to talk about the differences between the book The Shining, and the movie The Shining. Dick Halloran In the book, Dick Halloran lives and ends up being instrumental in saving Wendy and Danny In the film, Dick gets pretty much instantly murdered, and only helps circumstantially by bringing up the snow cat. The Overlook The hotel is a real entity in the book, it is very literally trying to consume the Torrence family In the film, the hotel seems to be haunted and there are hints that it is steering Jack, but the connection between Jack’s psychosis and the hotel is unclear. Tony Tony in the book is Danny’s “imaginary...
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