The first page of Stephen King’s original screenplay adaptation of his novel, The Shining. Stanley Kubrick considered King’s screenplay, but soon decided that he would adapt the novel himself, with the collaboration of novelist Diane Johnson.
A 1983 Playboy interview with Stephen King, about his young hungry days before he was published. In the same interview with Playboy in 1983, Stephen King stated:
“The real problem is that Kubrick set out to make a horror picture with no apparent understanding of the genre. Everything about it screams that from beginning to end, from plot decision to the final scene — which has been used before on The Twilight Zone.”