Because I'm always fascinated by what Stephen King has to say about writing--especially in his novels--I'll pass along this nice bit of film criticism by James Parker from the Atlantic. Basically King didn't like Kubrick's version of The Shining. In this analysis of one scene, Parker lays out why:
Parker's comments on the opening credit sequence are also interesting. Kind of makes me want to watch the film. I don't think I ever made it through the whole thing; and I am likely still too much of a wuss.