Among the various film adaptations of the soap operas by Stephen King that have been made in all these years, without a doubt one of the most popular is The Shining, a film made by Stanley Kubrick which featured Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall in its cast.
The plot of the film tells us the story of Jack Torrance, a writer in low hours he accepts the position of watchman at the Overlook Hotel, an isolated place in the mountains of Colorado.
Over time and due to the influence of the evil that lives there, Jack will be immersed in a spiral of violence against his wife and son..
Why Stephen King prefers the television version of The Shining to Kubrick’s film
Although in general the film is quite good (especially if you don’t put it with the Spanish dubbing), Stephen King’s fans were quite unhappy to see how Stanley Kubrick took too many liberties in adapting the book in his movie.
They are not the only ones, since King himself has always been unhappy with Kubrick’s film adaptation of The Shining.
“I think one of the things that people identify with in my books is that there’s a warmth with which they reach out and tell the reader that I want you to be a part of this. With Kubrick’s The Shining, I felt like a long time ago cold… looking at these people… Jack Torrance in the movie seems crazy,” the writer explained in his day.
That is why the author prefers the adaptation of the book that was made for television in 1997, which was made by Mick Garris and featured Steven Weber as Jack Torrance and Rebecca De Mornay as Jack’s wife.
Do you agree with Stephen King’s statements about Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining? What King novels do you think have had good screen adaptations? We read you in the comments.
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