History Film / TheShining

15th Sep '17 7:02:27 PM WildeOscar
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* DualityMotif: The film uses a lot of this, with mirror reflections, opposites (renovated/modern vs. retained/original rooms) and symmetrical items such as double-doors, to reinforce the dual-nature of the hotel (which is practically a character itself) as well as Jack Torrance with his inner demons.

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* DualityMotif: The film uses a lot of this, with mirror reflections, opposites (renovated/modern vs. retained/original rooms) and symmetrical items such as double-doors, to reinforce the dual-nature of the hotel (which is practically a character itself) as well as Jack Torrance with his inner demons. When the twins turn around they pivot in a very strange-looking way as if they were joined at the hip.
9th Sep '17 3:44:18 PM tropeminer
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* AnAxeToGrind / AxeBeforeEntering: One of the most famous examples, played straight but also turned UpToEleven in that, while Jack is hacking his way through the door, the camera ''follows the motion of the axe'', thereby briefly making the axe a POV character.

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* AnAxeToGrind / AxeBeforeEntering: AxeBeforeEntering[=/=]AnAxeToGrind: One of the most famous examples, played straight but also turned UpToEleven in that, while Jack is hacking his way through the door, the camera ''follows the motion of the axe'', thereby briefly making the axe a POV character.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Dan and Wendy survive and manage to escape the crazed Jack. But, Halloran is dead and Jack has frozen to death. It's likely that both Dan and Wendy will be forever traumatized by the events. Oh, and the hotel will probably still be around and so it can mess up more families.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Dan [[spoiler:Danny and Wendy survive and manage to escape the crazed Jack. But, Halloran is dead and Jack has frozen to death. It's likely that both Dan and Wendy will be forever traumatized by the events. Oh, and the hotel will probably still be around and so it can mess up more families.]]



* CentralTheme: Kubrick included a lot of Native American imagery, as well as stories of the hotel having to fight off Native Americans for being built on an IndianBurialGround. Jack throws his ball against the Native American tapestry as well. Danny defeats Jack with an old Native American trick.

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* CentralTheme: Kubrick included a lot of Native American imagery, as well as stories of the hotel having to fight off Native Americans for being built on an IndianBurialGround. Jack throws his ball against the Native American tapestry as well. [[spoiler: Danny even defeats Jack Jack]] with an old Native American trick.trick. See also Indian Burial Ground below.



* 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.

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* EvilLaugh [=/=] LaughingMad: 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.
7th Sep '17 12:46:56 PM Kalaong
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In a serious case of either TemptingFate or ParanoiaFuel, ''The Shining'' is screened every year at midwinter for those "wintering-over" at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, alongside ''[[Film/TheThing1982 The Thing]]''. The Stanley Hotel in Colorado, which inspired King's novel, has a channel on their cable TV that plays the film twenty-four hours a day.

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In a serious case of either TemptingFate or ParanoiaFuel, ''The Shining'' is screened every year at midwinter for those "wintering-over" at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, alongside ''[[Film/TheThing1982 The Thing]]''. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stanley_Hotel The Stanley Hotel in Colorado, Colorado]] -- which inspired King's novel, novel -- has a channel on their cable TV that plays the film twenty-four hours a day.
9th Aug '17 11:47:04 PM PaulA
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** Creator/StephenKing himself considered Jack Nicholson's casting to be sort of a spoiler in this regard also, considering Nicholson's best-known film at the time was ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' - where he plays a "crazy" guy.

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** Creator/StephenKing himself considered Jack Nicholson's casting to be sort of a spoiler in this regard also, considering Nicholson's best-known film at the time was ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' - where he plays a "crazy" guy.
10th Jul '17 3:15:25 PM 4444jdm
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Allegedly Kubrick told the MPAA that the torrent rushing out of the elevators was rusty water and not blood in order to get the movie's trailer shown. At the time the MPAA did not allow blood to be depicted in trailers.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Allegedly Kubrick told the MPAA that the torrent rushing out of the elevators was rusty water and not blood in order to get the movie's trailer shown. At the time the MPAA did not allow blood to be depicted in trailers. However, see NeverTrustATrailer below.
30th Jun '17 10:16:37 PM creader
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Dan and Wendy survive and manage to escape the crazed Jack. But, Halloran is dead and Jack has frozen to death. It's likely that both Dan and Wendy will be forever traumatized by the events. Oh, and the hotel will probably still be around and so it can mess up more families.]]
25th Jun '17 11:09:36 PM Origamidragons
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** In fact, besides the Shining itself, there are only a few events in the film that directly imply supernatural intervention: [[spoiler:the bruises around Danny's neck]], [[spoiler:Grady unlocking the pantry door]], and, of course, [[spoiler:the infamous final image of Jack in a picture from 1921.]]
18th May '17 3:48:39 PM NightShade96
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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: See MythologyGag below.
* AdaptationalHeroism: In the book, Mr Ullman is a condescending, overbearing SmugSnake who epitomises everything Jack hates about authority figures and makes it clear that he doesn't want Jack at the hotel. In the film, he is very friendly, polite and completely approves of Jack as the caretaker.



* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: See MythologyGag below.
* AdaptationalHeroism: In the book, Mr Ullman is a condescending, overbearing SmugSnake who epitomises everything Jack hates about authority figures and makes it clear that he doesn't want Jack at the hotel. In the film, he is very friendly, polite and completely approves of Jack as the caretaker.
18th May '17 3:43:34 PM NightShade96
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness:
** Inverted with Wendy. She's described as being a conventionally attractive in the book, whereas in the film she's portrayed by Shelley Duvall, who is more [[TheWoobie waif-like and fragile-looking]] than her novel counterpart.
** Inverted with Jack, who is at least reasonably handsome in the books, but played by Creator/JackNicholson. Needless to say, [[SlasherSmile he wasn't chosen for being the typical Hollywood stud]].

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness:
AdaptationalUgliness:
** Inverted with Wendy. She's Wendy is described as being a conventionally attractive in the book, whereas in the film she's portrayed by Shelley Duvall, who is more [[TheWoobie waif-like and fragile-looking]] than her novel counterpart.
** Inverted with Jack, who is at least reasonably handsome in the books, but is played by Creator/JackNicholson. Needless to say, [[SlasherSmile he wasn't chosen for being the typical Hollywood stud]].
26th Mar '17 3:21:01 PM ElectroKraken
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** Jack is certainly counts too. He makes the offhanded comment about the white man's burden and repeats Grady's phrase about a "nigger cook," as well as several misogynistic remarks about women.

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** Jack is certainly counts too. He makes the offhanded comment about the white man's burden and repeats Grady's phrase about a "nigger cook," as well as several misogynistic remarks about women.
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