History Film / TheShining

22nd Apr '16 9:40:49 PM MEGAJOHN
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* Arc Words: [[spoiler:All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy]]

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* Arc Words: ArcWords: [[spoiler:All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy]]
22nd Apr '16 9:39:31 PM MEGAJOHN
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* Arc Words: [[All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy]]

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* Arc Words: [[All [[spoiler:All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy]]
22nd Apr '16 9:39:03 PM MEGAJOHN
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* Arc Words: [[All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy]]
11th Mar '16 4:41:51 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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'''''The Shining''''' is a 1980 horror film loosely based on Creator/StephenKing's [[Literature/TheShining novel of the same name]]. It was directed by Creator/StanleyKubrick and starred Creator/JackNicholson and Shelley Duvall.

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'''''The Shining''''' ''The Shining'' is a 1980 horror film loosely based on Creator/StephenKing's [[Literature/TheShining novel of the same name]]. It was directed by Creator/StanleyKubrick and starred Creator/JackNicholson and Shelley Duvall.
6th Mar '16 8:03:19 PM stuffedninja
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* EldritchLocation: The hotel itself. [[spoiler:Judging by the film's AmbiguousEnding with the 1921 photograph featuring Jack, it seems that the hotel has made Jack's soul a part of it and has put him into a cycle of being reincarnated, going on a murderous rampage, dying, and being reborn again]].



** "I love you, Danny. I love you more than anything else in the whole world. And I would never [[{{Foreshadow}} do anything to hurt ya, never.]] You know that, don't ya? Huh?" to Music/BelaBartok's somber and menacing ''Music for Percussion, Strings and Celesta.''

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** "I love you, Danny. I love you more than anything else in the whole world. And I would never [[{{Foreshadow}} [[{{Foreshadowing}} do anything to hurt ya, never.]] You know that, don't ya? Huh?" to Music/BelaBartok's somber and menacing ''Music for Percussion, Strings and Celesta.''


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* StaircaseTumble: After being hit in the head with a baseball bat by Wendy, Jack takes a nasty fall down a flight of stairs that renders him unconscious once he reaches the bottom.


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* WhamLine: The caption of the [[SpookyPhotographs final image]] of the film. As if [[spoiler:Jack in the foreground]] wasn't significant enough, the shot lowers to the description of the picture: "Overlook Hotel - July 4th Ball - '''[[spoiler:1921]]'''".
6th Mar '16 4:54:12 PM stuffedninja
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* ChekhovsSkill: Danny walks through the maze with his mother near the beginning of the film. It comes in handy later on.

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* ChekhovsSkill: Danny walks through the maze with his mother near the beginning of the film. film and reaches the center. It comes in handy later on.on when [[spoiler:he is being chased through the maze by a deranged, axe-wielding Jack. Danny is able to make a false trail to throw Jack off and retrace his steps to escape the maze, knowing that Jack is following his footprints]].



* CreepyTwins: Grady's daughters are arguably one of the most famous examples, the TropeCodifier and provide the trope's image. Actually, they are specifically described in both book and film as not twins (ages 8 and 10) but in the movie they were played by real-life twin actresses.

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* CreepyTwins: Grady's daughters are arguably one of the most famous examples, the TropeCodifier TropeCodifier, and provide the trope's image. Actually, they are specifically described in both book and film as not twins (ages 8 and 10) but in the movie they were played by real-life twin actresses.



* HistoryRepeats: From the start of the film, during his interview for the winter caretaker job, Jack is warned that the last guy who took the job murdered his family and then himself. [[AxCrazy Take three guesses as to what happened to Jack]] [[SanitySlippage over the course of the film]]...
** Taken up a notch with the iconic final image, a cryptic photograph dating back to 1921 [[spoiler:which has Jack in the foreground. Interpretations have come to conclusions commonly fitting under the idea that Jack has been absorbed into the hotel along with all the other ghostly 'guests' in the picture, and the Jack we see in the movie is a reincarnation]].



* WhamShot: The final shot, no less, which focuses on a picture from a July 4th ball at the hotel in 1921. The cross-dissolves slowly zoom in on a person in the picture until you realize that person is [[spoiler:Jack]].

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* WhamShot: WhamShot:
** The image of [[spoiler:Jack frozen to death]].
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The final shot, no less, which focuses on a picture from a July 4th ball at the hotel in 1921. The cross-dissolves slowly zoom in on a person in the picture until you realize that person is [[spoiler:Jack]].
6th Mar '16 4:43:22 PM stuffedninja
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* AmbiguousEnding: Probably one of the most famous examples in recent years of horror film history, and one that still garners discussion and interpretation to this day. As if [[spoiler:Danny exiting the maze, reuniting with Wendy, and escaping the hotel while Jack freezes to death in the maze]] wasn't enough, the film hits you with one last image: [[spoiler:a picture of the July 4th hotel ball in 1921...that has Jack in it]].
6th Mar '16 4:40:13 PM stuffedninja
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* GainaxEnding: The ambiguity of the final image presented by the film (a picture of a July 4th hotel ball in 1921 that has [[spoiler:Jack]] among the crowd) has been the source of lots of interpretations and debate.

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* GainaxEnding: The ambiguity of the final image presented by the film (a picture of a July 4th hotel ball in 1921 that has [[spoiler:Jack]] among the crowd) has been the source of lots of interpretations and debate.interpretations.
6th Mar '16 3:51:02 PM stuffedninja
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* FauxAffablyEvil: Jack sometimes creeps into this territory.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Jack sometimes creeps into this territory.after he snaps. His politeness to his wife and son (calling Wendy his "love" and the "light of [his] life" as well as telling Danny that he'd never hurt him) don't seem to help as his mental state gets worse.
6th Mar '16 3:43:51 PM stuffedninja
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'''''The Shining''''' is a 1980 horror film loosely based on Creator/StephenKing's [[Literature/TheShining novel of the same name]]. It was directed by Creator/StanleyKubrick and starred JackNicholson and Shelley Duvall.

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'''''The Shining''''' is a 1980 horror film loosely based on Creator/StephenKing's [[Literature/TheShining novel of the same name]]. It was directed by Creator/StanleyKubrick and starred JackNicholson Creator/JackNicholson and Shelley Duvall.



* EvilLaugh [=/=] LaughingMad: Jack lets out several during the course of his breakdown, such as the little creepy chuckle he gives out after he says "I'm gonna bash [your brains] right the fuck in!" to Wendy.



* FauxAffablyEvil: Jack sometimes creeps into this territory.



* 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]].

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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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[[http://michaelmhughes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/lloyd.jpg Lloyd doesn't do a bad one either]].



* NothingIsScarier: The scene with Hallorann navigating the empty lobby, since we know Jack is coming for him but the place is empty and silent. Eventually, Jack emerges from one of the pillars and hacks Hallorann to death with an axe.

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* NothingIsScarier: NothingIsScarier:
** The scenes of Danny riding his Big Wheel through the hotel, which have no sound other than the wheels.
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The scene with Hallorann navigating the empty lobby, since we know Jack is coming for him but the place is empty and silent. Eventually, Jack emerges from one of the pillars and hacks Hallorann to death with an axe.



* PrecisionFStrike: The first of abuse of Wendy by Jack is verbal, telling her quietly to "start [leaving him alone] right now and get the ''fuck'' out of here." As his sanity breaks, he starts using the word a little bit more liberally.

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* PrecisionFStrike: The first instance of abuse of Wendy by Jack is verbal, telling her quietly to "start [leaving him alone] right now and get the ''fuck'' out of here." As his sanity breaks, he starts using the word a little bit more liberally.



* SceneryPorn: The opening, which is about Jack's drive to the hotel.

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* SceneryPorn: The opening, which is about shows Jack's drive to the hotel.hotel alongside beautiful scenery shots of Saint Mary Lake.



** SubvertedTrope: His arrival with a Snow-Cat is [[spoiler:what allows Wendy and Danny to escape the hotel, so Hallorann technically succeeded in saving them]].

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** SubvertedTrope: His arrival with a Snow-Cat Snowcat is [[spoiler:what allows Wendy and Danny to escape the hotel, so Hallorann technically succeeded in saving them]].
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