Stephen King on Stanley Kubrick

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October 25, 2012 by doorsfan


“I have my days when I think that I gave Kubrick a live grenade which he heroically threw his body on.”

“I’d admired Kubrick for a long time and had great expectations for the project, but I was deeply disappointed in the end result. Parts of the film are chilling, charged with a relentless claustrophobic terror, but others fall flat.”

“Kubrick is a very cold man—pragmatic and rational—and he had great difficulty conceiving, even academically, of a supernatural world.”

“What’s basically wrong with Kubrick’s version of The Shining is that it’s a film by a man who thinks too much and feels too little; and that’s why, for all its virtuoso effects, it never gets you by the throat and hangs on the way real horror should.”

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