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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   Danny prefers Jack. Danny seems to be a lot closer with Wendy, there isn't much shown about Danny's bond with Jack.
   Mr. Ullman introduces the chef as Richard Hollarann, Danny's shine tell him that he is known as Dick to his friends. Dick also asks Danny if he wants to go to Florida with him multiple times. Danny asks why the woman wanted to get in the car guy's pants. The conversation when Dick explains the shining takes place in his car, and he tests Danny to see how strong his shine is. Also Dick is very friendly and kind to Danny. Mr. Ullman introduces the chef as Dick. Dick asks Danny if he wants some Ice Cream. Dick explains the shining in the kitchen and is not very kind to Danny.
   The book briefly mentions Grady's daughters. The twin girls are used a frequent visual scare
   Jack never kills anyone. Jack kills Dick Hallorann.
   Jack struggles with alcoholism and authority issues. It is alcohol and severe writer's block.
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