Mar 23, 2014
Episode 8: Shiri and Luke freak themselves out with The Shining: both the glory that is the book and the compilation of boredom and giant teeth that is Stanley Kubrik’s film. The fact Stephen King disliked the movie stokes the boiler of the conversation about the author’s relationship to other-media translations of their work. There is Suck and there is Goodand then we traipse off into our respective arctic wastelands.
The Shining (movie): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081505/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Room 237 (documentary): http://www.room237movie.com/
The Shining (miniseries): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118460/?ref_=nv_sr_2 (which we have not watched and therefore cannot recommend or bash)
Stephen King and the Shining: http://www.salon.com/2013/10/01/what_stanley_kubrick_got_wrong_about_the_shining/