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Adamantoise Adamantoise 26 October 2017

A series that just won't die

Who would have ever thought that The Shining would reach the level of stardom and fame that it has? It's certainly not ephemeral. The series gets its humble starts from a Stephen King stay at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. It would only take one night for the bare bones of the story to be written and it was that third novel that would spark decades of love and debates. Stanley Kubrick, looking for a change of pace from his standard film-making style, wanted to do something nobody else had done before. He read The Shining and fell in love. He bought the rights for the film, but also reserved the right to change the story where he felt necessary. It was these changes that Stephen King would forever despise. Kubrick would rea…

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