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Bacon
01-01-09, 06:58 PM
If you don't like this movie Jack Torrance will stick that axe up your ass!!!!!

EdTheRipper
01-01-09, 08:13 PM
Love it. Nicholson scared the shit out of me when I was younger. And the quick flashes revealing the carnage caused by the previous caretaker always gave me the creeps.

TomOpus
01-01-09, 08:28 PM
I don't hate it but I don't love... and there wasn't an inbetween selection.

If I had never read the book, I'd probably love it.... BUT having read the book before the movie was made, I have big issues with several aspects of the movie.

Ginwen
01-01-09, 08:49 PM
I was really disappointed when it first came out since it was so different from the book. Now, though, I completely separate it from the book and I love it.

dollfins1
01-01-09, 10:21 PM
liked the book alot more than the movie but nicholson was great.

Darth Maher
01-02-09, 10:20 AM
Liked it, but didn't love it.

Where's that option?

TomOpus
01-02-09, 10:38 AM
liked the book alot more than the movie but nicholson was great.He was one of the things I found wrong with the movie. Problem is Jack is supposed to gradually go under the influence of the hotel... but Jack looks nutso from the get-go.

DarthVong
01-02-09, 01:02 PM
The book was better, but I still love the film. Scared the shit outta me when I was younger.

Darth Maher
01-02-09, 01:51 PM
I remember being afraid of the cover of the book when I was a kid. The kid's eyes were white and it creeped me out.

http://www.sweetbooks.com/images/king_shinings.jpg

TomOpus
01-02-09, 02:38 PM
Dang, Danny definitely looks creepy... and the topiary is getting frisky!

GoldenJCJ
01-03-09, 06:16 PM
I didn't care for it too much the first time I saw it when I was younger, but the older I get the more I like it.

But boy do I hate Shelley Duvall!

EdTheRipper
01-03-09, 09:03 PM
But boy do I hate Shelley Duvall!

Same for me. I love the movie but she just annoys the ever-lovin' shit out of me.

jones
01-05-09, 02:43 AM
I think this is one of Kubrick's finest moments and this film will always be in my all time top 5 Horror films.

Kurtie Dee
02-10-09, 04:19 PM
Dang, Danny definitely looks creepy... and the topiary is getting frisky!

That topiary lion is so cute!:)

Seriously though, Loved the movie, loved the book.

They're apples and oranges (or best looked at that way) and are both great.

The movie barely resembles the book, and I think that's OK - tons of eerie style making for a disturbing disorienting flick, while the book is obv vintage King.

Two great tastes.