The Shining (TV Mini-Series 1997)

TV Mini-Series   |  Not Rated   |    |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror


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A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers.


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15 January 2002 | phil_haselbach
Why not read the book?
There always seems to be the same problem with those TV movies that stick so close to Stephen King's books, and 'Shining' is no exception. The Stanley Kubrick film from 1980 was highly entertaining, perhaps because it didn't follow the novel too close. This 1997 version is bland and unexciting.

Just another proof that Stephen King's fiction works much better on paper than as a movie. It seems his work is too difficult to be properly banned on celluloid.

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This mini-series came about largely because of Stephen King's dissatisfaction with the Stanley Kubrick film. King had always been quite publicly opposed to the changes that Kubrick had made to his novel but to re-obtain the rights from the Kubrick estate, he had to publicly recant his opinions.


Quotes

Jack Torrance: Love means never having to say you're sober.


Goofs

When the family runs out of the hotel following the first snow storm, a yellow rental truck is visible on the far right of the screen, at the corner of the hotel (possibly widescreen only).


Alternate Versions

DVD contains 11 deleted scenes:

  • Danny at the doctor's office; they briefly discuss Tony.
  • Brief scene with Danny and Jack conversing.
  • A brief scene where the Torrences step outside the hotel and observe that they are snowed in.
  • A scene which originally occurred after the "217 lady" scene. Jack says that Wendy and Danny can leave the hotel ASAP and that he will stay. He also shows Wendy the lipstick he found, and describes how he believes Danny's strangle wounds were self-inflicted.
  • A fireside chat between Wendy and Danny, in which he tells her that he hears the ghosts in the hotel, talking, laughing, and screaming.
  • Two scenes which originally occurred after Jack is locked inside the vault. Wendy leaves Danny to get some food, and Danny tells her that he called to Dick. Then a scene in which Wendy returns and Danny says that Dick may not have heard him.
  • A brief scene showing Grady releasing Jack from the vault, and Jack exiting and grabbing the mallet.
  • A brief scene in which Danny encounters a female ghost, and he tells her he isn't afraid of her, that only his father can hurt him now. The ghost vanishes, and Jack then appears to "punish" him.
  • A climatic ballroom scene in which the "party guests" and the orchestra all melt in gruesome fashion.
  • An outtake featuring orchestra conductor Gage Creed (played by Stephen King) melting in gruesome fashion.


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Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Written by
Don Raye and Hugh Prince

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror | Thriller

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