‘The Outsider’: Stephen King Reaffirms His Hatred of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ in New Novel

IndieWire | 5/21/2018 | Staff
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Have you ever hated an adaptation of one of your novels so much that, 38 years later, you decided to casually throw shade at said adaptation in a new book? Stephen King has, as he introduces a character in “The Outsider” by noting that she’s watching Stanley Kubrick’s “Paths of Glory” because, in her words, it’s “better than ‘The Shining.'”

“The Shining” is widely considered one of the best horror films ever made, but King has never been shy about expressing his disdain for it. He’s referred to Shelley Duvall’s Wendy as “one of the most misogynistic characters ever put on film,” Kubrick as someone who “thinks too much and feels too little,” and the film itself as “a big, beautiful Cadillac with no engine inside it.”

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