Posted by Volksgirl at 220.127.116.11 on March 17, 2003 at 15:10:06:
In Reply to: Actually...(slight spoilers within for those who posted by Lithmick on March 17, 2003 at 15:02:47:
: The second one was truer to the book, I think.
: But the first is my favorite. But you sorta knew Jack was crazy from the onset - wheras in the re-make, it showed him slowly go nutty a little better.
: I don't mean to knock the first, but as far as I think keeping truer to what Stephen King wanted for a movie, the re-make was more accurate.
---allowing for the suspense to build slower. The fact is that Jack didn't just "go insane". The hotel took over and used him for what they intended to accomplish. So his "sane" moments are when the hotel was leaving him alone. I like them both, but I thought the remake did better to tell the whole story. And the reason they didn't use the line "Here's Johnny" in the remake, is because it wasn't part of the book. He never said that. I think it's great how everyone can interpret and appreciate the same things so differently. Makes life more interesting.
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