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Claude S. Ayakawa
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I was able to get hold of a DVD copy of the TV miniseries of "THE SHINING" and watched only the first ten minutes of the film last night before I viewed the first five hours of a rental copy of Season 2 of "OZ".What little I saw of the "THE SHINING" looked very good. When I first saw the film on network television a few years ago, it was spread out over a couple of evenings and I enjoyed it very much but watching it without any commercials and stopping, except for a bathroom break is the best way to view this movie in my opinion.

-Claude

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Sam Hunter
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Do you think it's better than Kubricks version?

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Joe Redifer
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I sure don't.

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David Stambaugh
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I haven't seen the TV version. But Kubrick's is a masterpiece. I don't give a [bs] if it deviated from the book. [Big Grin]

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Claude S. Ayakawa
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Sam & David,

In my opinion, Stanley Kubrick's adaption is a classic and has been a favorite of mine for a very long time. The TV miniseries seem to go into greater detail that I assume was in original novel. I have not read the book but I am sure the newer version follows the original very closely because the teleplay was written my Steven King himself. I am very happy I now have both versions in my home video library on DVD.

-Claude

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Sam Hunter
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"Heres JOHNNY!!!! [evil]

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Dan Lyons
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I watched part of this, ended up turning the channel.
I'm not much of a fan of remakes in most cases.

Danny

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Paul Rich
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Why are we comparing Kubrick's film (there's the key phrase) to Mick Garris's miniseries? They're totally different pieces of art attempting to do different things.

Kubrick's The Shining is a masterpiece. It's not Stephen King's The Shining, that's a book. The two should not be confused. I could care less if Kubrick totally changes the meaning of the piece. If you want the book, read the book.

Mick Garris's The Shining is brilliant. It's very slow. So what? Attention spans sure are a problem for a lot of people today. Garris's work takes it time placing you in his world. Things slowly unfold and are revealed. It's clear that King, who wrote the screenplay for the miniseries, was more interested in individual characters and especially in the alcoholism of Jack. Kubrick's piece was more a commentary on man himself rather than an individual.

Kubrick's film is a hauntingly beautiful piece of art. Garris's version is a brilliant work of atmosphere and character development.

They're both wonderful. Why can't we all just get along? [Smile]

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