Stanley Kubrick's movie is very different from the book--why is that? This is one of those rare instances where both the movie and the book are enjoyable in their own ways and for different reasons. King's book is, like most of his writing, very 'human'--it's driven by its characters and our sympathy, as readers, to their plight. Kubrick's movie is more nihilistic. It is surreal and irrational and very creepy. I've wonder, every time I watch the movie, how Kubrick was able to create such a vision from King's text. I find this image of Kubrick's notes in King's book very interesting... What do you think?
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An award-winning author know for blending elements of fantasy with horror in his surreal, literary style. Author of WITHIN, MARROW'S PIT and A GAME FOR GODS.