The Shining Inspired - All Work And No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy T-Shirt [Customizable]

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The Shining was adapted from Stephen King's 1977 novel The Shining and put to screen in 1980. DAMN, that was ages ago now and still, this psychological horror produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick is recognizable to folks who weren't even alive in 1980. Granted, this also might have something to do with the new release of Dr. Sleep which is stirring up some new love for the the original movie. 

No matter the case, many are aware that Stephen King's dissatisfaction with Stanley Kubrick‘s adaptation. 

King has stated that Wendy is, “one of the most misogynistic characters ever put on film.” Ok, we can't deny that she is one of the weaker points of the movie. If you're a fan, sorry! We really think she could have been replaced by just about anyone and the movie would have been the same or better. However, we think Jack Nicholson makes up for it which is NOT aligned with King. Although he doesn't trash Nicholson's performance directly, King is cited stating, "the character of Jack Torrance has no arc in [The Shining] movie. Absolutely no arc at all. When we first see Jack Nicholson, he’s in the office of Mr. Ullman, the manager of the hotel, and you know, then, he’s crazy as a shit house rat. All he does is get crazier. In the book, he’s a guy who’s struggling with his sanity and finally loses it. To me, that’s a tragedy. In the movie, there’s no tragedy because there’s no real change. The other real difference is at the end of my book the hotel blows up, and at the end of Kubrick’s movie the hotel freezes. That’s a difference. But I met Kubrick and there’s no question he’s a terrifically smart guy. He’s made some of the movies that mean a lot to me, ‘Dr. Strangelove,’ for one and ‘Paths of Glory,’ for another. I think he did some terrific things but, boy, he was a really insular man. In the sense that when you met him, and when you talked to him, he was able to interact in a perfectly normal way but you never felt like he was all the way there. He was inside himself.”  King continued in an attempt to summarize his thoughts about the movie itself, “I think ‘The Shining’ is a beautiful film and it looks terrific and as I’ve said before, it’s like a big, beautiful Cadillac with no engine inside it. In that sense, when it opened, a lot of the reviews weren’t very favorable and I was one of those reviewers. I kept my mouth shut at the time, but I didn’t care for it much."

Well, OK then Stephen King. 

Specs & Sizing

This T-shirt is made of a heavier cotton, but is still soft and comfy. You'll enjoy the double stitching on the neckline and sleeves.

• 100% ring-spun cotton

• Sport grey is 90% ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester

• Dark heather is 65% polyester, 35% cotton

• 4.5 oz/y² (153 g/m²)

• Pre-shrunk

• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping

• Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the center

• Size measurements can vary by 1-2 inches

Length 28 29 1/4 30 1/4 31 1/4 32 1/2 33 1/2
Width 18 20 22 24 26 28