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Subj: Re: New banner! Thanks Superman's Pal! So which did you like better -
Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 at 01:08:22 pm EDT (Viewed 678 times)
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Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 at 09:21:04 pm EDT (Viewed 945 times)



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    - the 80s Shining or the '97 Shining?



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    And why?

I think I turned off the '97 version without finishing, so I'll let that speak for itself.


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    I'll make a confession. I never saw either one. Another confession: I'm not a Jack Nicholson fan. I didn't even like him as the Joker. The only movie I liked him in was - believe it or not - Terms of Endearment. (Which, by the way, came out in 1983, which makes it on topic for us. Actually, a lot of Nicholson films are on topic for us. Hmm.)

Both The Shining (Kubrik version) and Terms of Endearment would make my Top 50 movies. The scene in Terms where a dying Debra Winger says goodbye to her children and that poor little kid struggles to keep from crying for her sake makes me sob every time I see it. And I agree, Nicholson is excellent. He essentially plays a boor who eventually - reluctantly - shows that he has a bit of heart. It's an understated performance for a famous over-actor, but it wouldn't work without the chemistry with Shirley Maclaine.


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    I'm also not a Stephen King fan. The only Stephen King novel I like is It. (Which, by the way, came out in 1986, which makes it on topic for us. Actually, a lot of Stephen King novels and their adaptations in various media are on topic for us. Hmm.)

I find his books almost unreadable, but a lot of the movies that spin out of his work are incredible. Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me, Misery, The Shining. The Green Mile - all great movies (although I think I'm alone in this world for thinking Shawshank is overrated).






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