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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In the Book In the Movie
   Jack gives danny an empty bee hive as a present, which end up full of bees when it was supposed to be empty.( NOTE- This was also used for the remake 2007 shining movie, where instead of a bee hive it's a different insect nest which fills up that night when it was suppose to be empty. This part wasn't in the 1980 movie version.
   The hotel room number is 217. The hotel room number is 237.
   The book briefly mentions Grady's daughters. The twin girls are used a frequent visual scare
   Danny prefers Jack. Danny seems to be a lot closer with Wendy, there isn't much shown about Danny's bond with Jack.
   Wendy is hair is blonde wendy hair is black.
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