The Shining TV Special

August 18, 2008

It was April 1 of this year (or May31, something) when I first saw the movie The Shining, the original, which starring Jack Nicholson.

The other day I bought the DVD of The Shining TV special which aired sometime on 1997 (Jack Nicholson movie was 1980, btw). Yesterday we watched the whole 6 hour/3 DVD set!

It was great!

You can read my post about it on my movie blog and on my daddy blog… 😀

Just want to mention here that I prefer the TV special, not that I don’t like Jack N. I do,.. it just that the TV is better, imho. Plus Stephen King directs it. 😀

Also, just want to mention here that there was no mortgage and refinancing story about the Overlook hotel. Movies showing there was also not about Redtube and TUbe8 ok? Just want to make it straight. 😀

Here’s something worth mentioning about a future project involving Stephen King

I first read the ‘news’ on Moose Jaw that the a short story from Mr. King’s Nightmares and Dreamscape called Dolan’s Cadillac will be produced and to be shown on 2009.

True or not, that was my thought too.

I then checked IMDB and saw that it is indeed in pre production!

Dolan’s Cadillac is about

“a dark revenge tale about Las Vegas middle school science teacher Tom Robinson whose beloved wife Francey witnesses an execution in the desert and is then targeted for death by the mobster who committed it, notorious Vegas crime lord Jimmy Dolan. Dolan’s vast wealth stems from his control of The Mandarin casino. Dolan succeeds in having Francey killed before she can testify against him. Faced with resistance from law enforcement, Tom sets out to avenge his wife’s death..”

The current issue that Mr. Stephen King is facing reminded me of the one with John Lennon’s “Popular than Jesus Christ” statement.

Common? Well, after the statement, people didn’t took notice until some days (weeks) later. Now, a particular blogger criticized Mr. Stephen King that apparently Americans can’t read.

Mr. Stephen King commented back saying:

“That a right-wing-blog would impugn my patriotism because I said children should learn to read, and could get better jobs by doing so, is beneath contempt,”

“I live in a National Guard town, and I support our troops, but I don’t support either the war or educational policies that limit the options of young men and women to any one career — military or otherwise,”

I’m sure Mr. King didn’t meant to say that America can’t read… then again, he’s the wordsmith..

I just read from Larry of The Fire Wire that Mr. Stephen King will be, could be, possible be coming out with a brand new (well, sort of ) book!

He mentioned that there’s this unfinished manuscript of Mr. King initially titled “The Cannibal’ first written in 1983 will be brought out of the trunk again and may be continued.

According to Stephen King who appeared on CSPAN2 this evening on the program, “A writing Discussion with Stephen, Tabitha, and Owen King”, the book has come back to life. He read an excerpt from what promises to be a very long novel entitled “Under the Dome”.

For Stephen King fans, this is big! I guess, we’ll just have to wait. If you guys have any update or news on these, please comment… I’m really excited on everything stephen king. 🙂