Although one of the main themes of The Shining concerns the alcoholism and addiction of the main character Jack Torrance, this was largely the case was omitted from the film adaptation of 1980 by legendary director Stanley Kubrick. A criticism of the film is directed against the horror icon and the Shining author Stephen King, the youngest successor Doctor Sleep views this Topics have come to the fore again.
Doctor Sleep Star Ewan McGregor has commented on his approach to the alcoholism of his character Dan Torrance and how important the theme is for the film is.
"I feel as if we have re-addressed that, I think Mike [Flanagan] was always very clear that Stephen King .. I do not know Stephen, I have him unfortunately never met, but Mike was very certain that The Shining was a novel written about alcoholism and addiction, and Doctor Sleep is a novel who was written about recovery. "
According to McGregor, director Mike Flanagan could not do this. I was clearer about what the film should say about addiction, and I clearly wanted the adaptation of Closer to the Shining source material as Kubrick's groundbreaking masterpiece years ago. The seriousness and substance with which both director and star approached these sensitive issues is obvious, with McGregor realizing that this had a big part in making him a role at all.
"My character, of course, as the young of The Shining is, if we find him, on a kind of low point and he is an alcoholic, I think it was really the key. That was one of the reasons why I wanted to play him so much because it interests me and the fact that he then recovers and that it is central to his psyche to play him. "
Doctor Sleep Attacks Danny Torrance forty years after the terrible events of Stephen King's The Shining . Dan Torrance is still irrevocably drawn to the trauma he suffered as a child at the Overlook Hotel. He has struggled to find a semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he meets Abra, a brave teenage girl with her own strong supernatural talent known as "Shine."
Instinctively, Abra realized that Dan was sharing her power, and sought out him, desperate for his help against the merciless rose the hat and her followers, the true knot, who seek innocence in the search for immortality. Dan and Abra form an unlikely alliance and join Rose in a brutal battle for life and death. Abra's innocence and fearless embrace forces Dan to use his own powers as never before, facing up to his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.
McGregor's and Flanagan's approach has paid off since Doctor Sleep is a worthy sequel to his predecessor. Since the release, the film has been well received and critics praised the contemplative nature and balance of sharpness over the anticipated tingling chills. This comes from CinemaBlend .