History Film / TheShining

18th May '17 3:48:39 PM NightShade96
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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: See MythologyGag below.
* AdaptationalHeroism: In the book, Mr Ullman is a condescending, overbearing SmugSnake who epitomises everything Jack hates about authority figures and makes it clear that he doesn't want Jack at the hotel. In the film, he is very friendly, polite and completely approves of Jack as the caretaker.



* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: See MythologyGag below.
* AdaptationalHeroism: In the book, Mr Ullman is a condescending, overbearing SmugSnake who epitomises everything Jack hates about authority figures and makes it clear that he doesn't want Jack at the hotel. In the film, he is very friendly, polite and completely approves of Jack as the caretaker.
18th May '17 3:43:34 PM NightShade96
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness:
** Inverted with Wendy. She's described as being a conventionally attractive in the book, whereas in the film she's portrayed by Shelley Duvall, who is more [[TheWoobie waif-like and fragile-looking]] than her novel counterpart.
** Inverted with Jack, who is at least reasonably handsome in the books, but played by Creator/JackNicholson. Needless to say, [[SlasherSmile he wasn't chosen for being the typical Hollywood stud]].

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness:
AdaptationalUgliness:
** Inverted with Wendy. She's Wendy is described as being a conventionally attractive in the book, whereas in the film she's portrayed by Shelley Duvall, who is more [[TheWoobie waif-like and fragile-looking]] than her novel counterpart.
** Inverted with Jack, who is at least reasonably handsome in the books, but is played by Creator/JackNicholson. Needless to say, [[SlasherSmile he wasn't chosen for being the typical Hollywood stud]].
26th Mar '17 3:21:01 PM ElectroKraken
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** Jack is certainly counts too. He makes the offhanded comment about the white man's burden and repeats Grady's phrase about a "nigger cook," as well as several misogynistic remarks about women.

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** Jack is certainly counts too. He makes the offhanded comment about the white man's burden and repeats Grady's phrase about a "nigger cook," as well as several misogynistic remarks about women.
14th Mar '17 5:29:38 AM CombativeBoil
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* RealityEnsues: Unlike the novel, Wendy is not a stunning blonde who for some reason is devoted to her average-looking, alcoholic, abusive husband (who has shown some promise as a writer but has only had a single story published). Instead, as played by Shelley Duvall she is a sweet, mousy woman who is cowering and ingratiating around Jack to the point of being irritating...that is, the type of wife someone like him would probably end up with. She also acts as most people would when confronted with an axe-wielding maniac--she blubber and whimpers rather than showing heroic dignity. [[spoiler: She does prove to have enough inner strength and resourcefulness to save Danny and herself.]] Kubrick's refusal to play to genre stereotypes has led to fans (and Stephen King himself) dumping on Shelly Duvall's performance for years.
6th Feb '17 8:14:26 AM Gosicrystal
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* CorneredRattlesnake: Wendy.

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* DeathByAdaptation: Dick Hallorann.

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* DistinctionWithoutADifference: This line, as Jack has lost it and starts menacing his wife.
-->'''Jack:''' I'm not gonna hurt ya. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just gonna bash your brains in. I'm gonna bash them right the fuck in!



* NoExceptYes: This line, as Jack has lost it and starts menacing his wife.
-->'''Jack:''' I'm not gonna hurt ya. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just gonna bash your brains in. I'm gonna bash them right the fuck in!
21st Jan '17 6:24:21 AM HulkingChevon
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* CorneredRattlesnake: Wendy.
14th Dec '16 8:18:15 AM Prinzenick
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* SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification: The film is interesting in that it starts out as a Type 4 (Near Identical Adaptation), but it gradually deviates further and further from the book until it becomes a Type 2 (Recognizable Adaptation).
13th Dec '16 11:05:29 PM Jibster
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* TheUnreveal: Was the Overlook really haunted or was it just cabin fever? Just what exactly was Tony? Why did the "ghosts" want [[spoiler:Jack to kill his family?]] All these questions and MANY more are never answered, but hey, that's Kubrick for you.
18th Nov '16 4:55:37 PM drone5
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** ...forever and ever and ever.
29th Oct '16 11:37:11 PM nero666
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* CaliforniaDoubling:Like any later Kubrick films, England Doubling - this time for Colorado.
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