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 is portrayed as a man with good intentions who is overcome by evil. He starts out as kind of bad. He is irritated by his family.
   Jack finds a scrapbook that details all the bad things that happened at the hotel. A scrapbook can be seen by Jack's typewriter. We don't see him look through it.
   Jack, in a moment of sanity tells Danny and Wendy to get out and tries to relieve the pressure in the boiler. He fails and the building explodes killing him. Jack chases Danny outside and into the hedge maze. Danny retraces his steps and Jack gets lost in the maze and freezes to death.
   The Overlook Hotel is completely destroyed by a fire caused by an exploding boiler. The Hotel remains intact.
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