THE SHINING (1980 U.K.) D/W/P: STANLEY KUBRICK W: DIANE JOHNSON P: ROBERT FRYER/MARY LEA JOHNSON/MARTIN RICHARDS
While it is definetely one of the better Stephen King adaptations, Kubrick is not really well suited for the horror genre. Jack Nicholson is the wannabe writer acting as caretaker at a remote snowed-in hotel during the winter. Shelley Duvall is his wife and Danny Lloyd is their psychic little boy who gets flashbacks and visions concerning the previous caretaker who had slaughtered his family with an axe. It has it`s moments, but didn`t need to be over two hours long. With Scatman Crothers, Joe Turkel, Barry Nelson and Anne Jackson. Remade in 1997. Kubrick made FULL METAL JACKET next.

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