So there I was, proudly putting on the last film of this project, thinking to myself how well I'd done that I'd managed to get to the end of it considering my well-earned reputation for failing to fulfil a project.
On goes the film, was rather enjoying the first 15 minutes (especially the soundtrack) - and then I fell asleep. Right to the end.
Why do I even bother :(
What makes a 5 star film?
There are lots of different criteria floating around for what makes one. By their own admission, some people are a lot freer with dishing out such a grading whilst others insist a film practically has to become their all time favourite to receive full marks.
It is, of course, completely dependent on the individual. I've often wondered if I am quite strict or quite liberal with the amount of times I've handed out full…
I think that The Shining is, outside of one of its major plot points, a pretty good name for this film. It's a shining example of why no filmmaker should feel obliged to as closely mirror a book as possible when doing an adaptation.
When Stanley Kubrick released The Shining, Stephen King famously decried it, saying that it hardly resembled his novel at all. Quite often since then people have suggested that King simply does not understand cinema, an opinion…