Differences Between The Shining Book And Movie

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The Shining is an iconic horror film release in 1980. It was produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick and starred Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, and Scatman Crothers. The film is based on the 1977 novel by Stephen King's that had the same name but there are significant changes. The story begins with Jack, Wendy, and Danny spending the winter at a resort in the Colorado mountains. It is Jack’s last chance at a job to get his writing and teaching career back on track. After arriving at the hotel, it becomes evident something is not right. The novel and the movie both use the same characters and hotel location but this is where Kubrick's and King's versions separate. Depending on the genre, Jack and Danny's experiences are what shapes each version. When the film was released many flocked to the theatre expecting to see the novel on film. However, the film had its own story twist. Stanley Kubrick's interpretation of the novel, “The Shining” written by Stephen King does not correspond to King's version of the story. Plot…show more content…
The film, The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick tells the story of a family who stays at a haunted hotel where previous murders took place. Jack, one of the main characters, is a writer. He takes the caretakers job in the hotel. His wife, Wendy and his son are also with him. Kubrick uses the supernatural as a major theme in his film. Jack and Wendy have a son Danny who has a gift where he can communicate with the dead. He also has psychic visions of past and future events. Jack eventually gets possessed by a supernatural presence. It drives him insane and makes him want to murder his family. The film continually shifts from the supernatural to reality. You never know which is which during the film. You wonder if the ghosts are real or in his

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