Possible Nods to Kubrick in King's "The Shining" Mini-Series...
I recently re-watched the 1997 King scripted made for TV adaptation of "The Shining" and there were two things that struck me as possible references to the Kubrick adaption. I do not think they are especially meaningful, but...
First, there are at least one incident (but I believe 2) of a roque ball mysteriously rolling into shot, echoing the scene in the Kubrick film when ball that Jack repeatedly hurls against the wall in the Colorado room rolls up to Danny while he is playing with his trucks on the carpet. I do not recall a ball being used in this way in King's novel.
When Jack is speaking to Delbert Grady at the bar (Lloyd is inexplicably absent so Grady is used in this capacity instead) he at one point says "Women, can't live with them, can't kill them", to which Grady replies "Can't you sir?".
In the Kubrick film when Jack is at the bar talking with Lloyd he says he is having "a little problem with the ole sperm bank upstairs..nothing I can't handle though, Lloyd, right?". Lloyd's response to Jack is "Women, can't live with them, can't live without them". I do not recall any variation of this cliche used in King's novel.
I have to believe these are deliberate nods to the Kubrick film by King, but I am prepared to be wrong if anyone has other thoughts.