History Film / TheShining

19th Jan '16 9:56:24 PM jamespolk
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** Wendy watches ''Summer of '42'' on TV, and later Danny watches [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner Road Runner cartoons]].
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** Wendy watches ''Summer of '42'' ''Film/SummerOf42'' on TV, and later Danny watches [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner Road Runner cartoons]].
11th Jan '16 4:53:50 PM aye_amber
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** Also, when talking to Lloyd, when taking his first drink, he says "Here's to five months on the wagon, and all the irreparable harm it's done," calling to mind how Wendy said Jack had stopped drinking when he hurt Danny, yet just a moment later, he makes the "three years" comment. It may have been to show just how much Jack is losing it, that he can no longer correctly recall important things like that, and can only focus on his desire for alcohol.
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** Also, when talking to Lloyd, when taking his first drink, he says says: "Here's to five months on the wagon, and all the irreparable harm it's done," calling to mind how Wendy said Jack had stopped drinking when he hurt Danny, yet just a moment later, he makes the "three years" comment. It may have been to show just how much Jack is losing it, that he can no longer correctly recall important things like that, and can only focus on his desire for alcohol.
20th Dec '15 11:29:10 AM Prfnoff
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* RandomlyReversedLetters: Danny, who's channeling the hotel's evil, writes his MadnessMantra, "REDRUM" ("MURDER" in reverse) in crayon on the bathroom door with the middle two letters backwards.
5th Dec '15 9:29:50 PM MaskedAndDangerous
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* {{Gaslighting}}: The film does this to the viewer in a number of subtle ways, from disappearing/reappearing furniture to the AlienGeometries mentioned above. It adds to the mazelike quality of the Hotel, increasing the tension.

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* TheMaze: The Overlook Hedge Maze. Wendy and Danny are shown exploring through it midway through the movie, [[spoiler:Giving Danny an advantage in the finale as he flees the insane Jack through it, trapping his father there until the possessed man freezes to death]]
29th Nov '15 8:57:56 PM kyeo
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* RealityWarper: The hotel is hinted as having elements of this; see AlienGeometries above, but also the last shot may imply that the spirits of the people the Overlook absorbs now exist outside time.
5th Nov '15 11:35:07 AM kyeo
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* NeverTrustATrailer: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b726feAhdU original trailer for the movie]] shows the credits overlaid over the elevator doors, and then a torrent of blood flooding the hallway and blanketing the camera. While this scene does appear in the movie, it hints at a much gorier, murder-heavy film than it actually is. Particularly when you consider that [[spoiler:only two characters die, and only one of those is murdered.]]
2nd Nov '15 3:50:46 PM jmparker78
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the book Jack is a loving husband and father (but still recovering from alcoholism) made vulnerable to the hotel's influence by demons. In the film, his seething resentment of his family is played up a hundredfold, and almost completely removes the positive traits and the struggle against evil of his character, making him more of a VillainProtagonist.
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the book Jack is a loving husband and father (but still recovering from alcoholism) made vulnerable to the hotel's influence by demons. In the film, his seething resentment of his family is played up a hundredfold, made obvious from the very beginning, and almost completely removes the positive traits and the struggle against evil of his character, making him more of a VillainProtagonist.
30th Oct '15 1:01:10 PM kyeo
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* KubrickStare: Jack, naturally, as his sanity [[SanitySlippage begins to wane]]. [[spoiler:He even dies with this expression.]]
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* KubrickStare: Jack, naturally, as his sanity [[SanitySlippage begins to wane]]. [[spoiler:He even dies with this expression.]]]] [[http://michaelmhughes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/lloyd.jpg Lloyd doesn't do a bad one either]].
30th Oct '15 9:19:52 AM Shippudentimes
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* ColorMotif: The Overlook is brimming with this. Primary palettes for the hotel itself include various shades of red/deep (almost brown) red, orange, yellow, green, and blue/steel-blue. Danny and Wendy are also dressed in almost identical bright blue and red-patterned clothes.
28th Oct '15 4:53:44 PM beack7
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* IndianBurialGround: The Overlook is built on one. In 1987 ''San Francisco Chronicle'' columnist Bill Blakemore penned a [[http://www.drummerman.net/shining/essays.html rather intriguing essay]] arguing that the film is basically a [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory hidden commentary on the genocide of the American Indian]].
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* IndianBurialGround: The Overlook is built on one. In 1987 ''San Francisco Chronicle'' columnist Bill Blakemore penned a [[http://www.drummerman.net/shining/essays.html rather intriguing essay]] arguing that the film is basically a [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory hidden commentary on the genocide of the American Indian]].

* NoExceptYes: This line, as Jack has pretty much lost it and starts menacing his wife.
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* NoExceptYes: This line, as Jack has pretty much lost it and starts menacing his wife.

* SlasherMovie: The movie was a much different take on the kind of slasher movies that were becoming popular at the time. It's much more psychological; basically it's what happens when Creator/StanleyKubrick makes one. Notably, there are only [[spoiler: two]] deaths in the film.
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* SlasherMovie: The movie was a much different take on the kind of slasher movies that were becoming popular at the time. It's much more psychological; basically it's what happens when Creator/StanleyKubrick makes one. Notably, there are only [[spoiler: two]] deaths in the film.
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