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Postby szabolcs » 18 Jul 2009, 21:59

brain_of_j wrote:
szabolcs wrote:Crap film,huge disappointment.


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

what? What?? WHAT???

you sure you watched the right film? The Shining? with Jack Nicholson, yeah?

THAT FILM IS AMAZING!!!


Well, Nicholson is great, he's an alien, from outta space.
The film being different from the book does not bother me that much, although I've got to admit that -finishing the book 2 days ago- certain amount of comparison was inevitable...and Kubrick left ELEMENTAL parts out of the film.
As for the film itself, there was no logical explanation for the evil changes of Jack, the lack of psychological background of the whole story annoyed me. Here's an example: in the book Jack had been an alcoholic, but when starting at the Overlook Hotel he hadn't had a drink in 14 months and he was having massive withdrwal symtomps - which kinda explains his behaviour.
In the film there was not one word about it. All of a sudden (more or less) he became a monster out of control.
Also, apart from Joker, the other actors were trash.
Now as for being scary: I know the standards of being scary were different in 1980 and I can imagine that that time it was a real thriller, but nowadays it doesn't do much for me when it comes to being frightening...
I watched Psycho for example a few months back, and that - despite being an old movie - scared the s**t out of me.
My opinion about The Shining might be different had I not read the book though.
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Postby brain_of_j » 19 Jul 2009, 13:17

szabolcs wrote:
brain_of_j wrote:
szabolcs wrote:Crap film,huge disappointment.


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

what? What?? WHAT???

you sure you watched the right film? The Shining? with Jack Nicholson, yeah?

THAT FILM IS AMAZING!!!


Well, Nicholson is great, he's an alien, from outta space.
The film being different from the book does not bother me that much, although I've got to admit that -finishing the book 2 days ago- certain amount of comparison was inevitable...and Kubrick left ELEMENTAL parts out of the film.
As for the film itself, there was no logical explanation for the evil changes of Jack, the lack of psychological background of the whole story annoyed me. Here's an example: in the book Jack had been an alcoholic, but when starting at the Overlook Hotel he hadn't had a drink in 14 months and he was having massive withdrwal symtomps - which kinda explains his behaviour.
In the film there was not one word about it. All of a sudden (more or less) he became a monster out of control.
Also, apart from Joker, the other actors were trash.
Now as for being scary: I know the standards of being scary were different in 1980 and I can imagine that that time it was a real thriller, but nowadays it doesn't do much for me when it comes to being frightening...
I watched Psycho for example a few months back, and that - despite being an old movie - scared the s**t out of me.
My opinion about The Shining might be different had I not read the book though.


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Postby szabolcs » 19 Jul 2009, 13:56

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Postby Airborne Plumber » 19 Jul 2009, 14:50

I absolutely LOVED The Shining 8)

Its pivotal part is the conversation between Jack and the waiter / former guy in charge in the hotel, in the bathroom, IMO.

Haven't read the book yet, though...
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Postby szabolcs » 19 Jul 2009, 15:46

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Postby Airborne Plumber » 19 Jul 2009, 16:06

szabolcs wrote:Image


"WENDY!... I'm home :twisted: "
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Postby day_tripper » 19 Jul 2009, 17:01

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All work and no play makes Jack a very dull boy. :shock:
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Postby szabolcs » 19 Jul 2009, 17:05

day_tripper wrote:
szabolcs wrote:Image

All work and no play makes Jack a very dull boy. :shock:


whoa, loved that bit.
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Postby day_tripper » 19 Jul 2009, 17:08

szabolcs wrote:
day_tripper wrote:
szabolcs wrote:Image

All work and no play makes Jack a very dull boy. :shock:


whoa, loved that bit.

Me too! I think that part when you realize what he's been typing/working on the whole time freaked me out the most.

That, and the bathtub scene and the last maze scene and pretty much the whole thing. Great horror flick! Need to read the novel as well. :(
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Postby szabolcs » 19 Jul 2009, 17:11

day_tripper wrote:
szabolcs wrote:
day_tripper wrote:
szabolcs wrote:Image

All work and no play makes Jack a very dull boy. :shock:


whoa, loved that bit.

Me too! I think that part when you realize what he's been typing/working on the whole time freaked me out the most.

That, and the bathtub scene and the last maze scene and pretty much the whole thing. Great horror flick! Need to read the novel as well. :(




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