I completely agree with King. Even without having read the book or knowing about the dispute with Kubrick I thought the movie was hopeless because of the Jack Nicholson character.
I desperately needed to believe in him but all I got was a two dimensional cartoon-caricature . As King said, the character needed to start off believable and relatively normal and then we see him evolve into the dangerous character that he became. This is such a serious flaw that it completely ruined the movie for me . I saw an interview with Steven Spielberg In which he spoke to Kubrick about the Jack Nicholson character being “over the top”. I can't remember what Kubrick replied..
thanks very interesting..
a lot of these examples look like advertisements. I think they should rather look like a drama, not too slick.. REAL. I usually supply about an hour max, then 10 minute highlights
Extremely conservative choice- only American movies, nothing from Europe or even "art" moves. And at least one bad one - the Monty Python one..