What's the Difference between The Shining the Book and The Shining the Movie?


The Shining

Released: 1977
Author: Stephen King

The Shining

Released: 1980
Director: Stanley Kubrick
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Jack Torrance
Jack Torrance
Portrayed by: Jack Nicholson
Wendy Torrance
Wendy Torrance
Portrayed by: Shelley Duvall
Portrayed by: Danny Lloyd
The Shining Book vs Movie
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   The motivation of the ghosts is to possess Jack Torrance to get him to kill Danny; if Danny dies in the Overlook, his "shining" ability will be absorbed along with all the other awful energies that are manifest there; the hotel itself is a sentient entity and so would become far more powerful and able to extend its powers beyond the confines of its grounds. The motive is more ambiguous but seems to be to "reclaim" Jack , who is apparently a reincarnation of a previous caretaker of the hotel, as suggested by the 1920s photograph of Jack and Jack's repeated claims to have "not just a deja vu".
   Danny is 5 years old and like to watch pbs shows like sesame street Danny is 7 years old and like to watch cartoons.
   Wendy is hair is blonde wendy hair is black.
   Danny likes to eat sandwiches and soup. Danny likes to eat french fries and ketchup.
   The yard has hedges shaped like animals. The yard has a huge giant maze.
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