History Film / TheShining

30th May '18 9:56:58 PM hordak27
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* RuleOfThree: There are three scenes of Danny riding around the Overlook on his tricycle. The first time he does it, we see him riding around the Colorado Lounge and one of the adjoining hallways of the kitchen area. The second time, he rides a loop around the hallways by room 237, only noticing it after he goes bac on himself and passes it a second time, then trying the door and finding it locked. The third time, he rides along a kitchen corridor and then an upstairs hallway where he encounters the Grady girls.

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* RuleOfThree: There are three scenes of Danny riding around the Overlook on his tricycle. The first time he does it, we see him riding around the Colorado Lounge and one of the adjoining hallways of the kitchen area. The second time, he rides a loop around the hallways by room 237, only noticing it after he goes bac back on himself and passes it a second time, then trying the door and finding it locked. The third time, he rides along a kitchen corridor and then an upstairs hallway where he encounters the Grady girls.
18th Apr '18 12:18:41 PM DaBradGuy
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** Early on, Danny is watching a WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner cartoon on TV. Fans of the cartoon series will recognize the distinctive musical cue, which was used in "Stop! Look! And Hasten!" when the Coyote was chasing the Road Runner through a maze of railroad tracks. The film itself ends with a chase through a maze.
18th Apr '18 12:07:12 PM DaBradGuy
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** Hallorann has a subtle one when Danny asks him if there's something about Room 237. He [[BlatantLies denies being afraid of the room, and says there's nothing in it,]] but he [[{{Foreshadowing}} warns Danny to stay out anyway.]]
8th Mar '18 8:39:26 PM nombretomado
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* LargeHam: Jack Torrance, [[{{Troperithmetic}} summed up by]] "Jack Nicholson hardly does a subdued performance" + "EvilIsHammy". (Creator/StevenSpielberg first stated to Kubrick he felt Nicholson was too over-the-top. Kubrick replied by comparing him to Creator/JamesCagney)

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* LargeHam: Jack Torrance, [[{{Troperithmetic}} [[{{JustForFun/Troperithmetic}} summed up by]] "Jack Nicholson hardly does a subdued performance" + "EvilIsHammy". (Creator/StevenSpielberg first stated to Kubrick he felt Nicholson was too over-the-top. Kubrick replied by comparing him to Creator/JamesCagney)
19th Feb '18 11:47:48 AM fatescanner
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Although a commercial success the film was seen as a critical disappointment at the time of its release in 1980, ''The Shining'' is [[VindicatedByHistory now regarded]] as one of the most influential, widely-discussed, and analyzed horror movies of all time, renowned for its ability to emanate an inexplicable sense of [[NothingIsScarier creeping dread]] that grows throughout its runtime, masterfully accomplished by Kubrick's impeccable directing and camera work and Nicholson's, Duvall's, and Lloyd's incredible acting performances, that finally culminates in the movie's thrilling, terrifying climax, one that manages to stick with the viewer even long after the film's ending credits roll.

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Although a it achieved decent commercial success at the box office, the film was seen as a critical disappointment at the time of its release in 1980, with its most notable detractor being [[CreatorBacklash Stephen King himself,]] who ''hated'' it for the numerous alterations and creative liberties Kubrick took with the film compared to the events of the novel, to the point he would choose to direct his own more faithful adaptation of the book as a TV miniseries in 1997. However, these days ''The Shining'' is [[VindicatedByHistory now regarded]] as one of the most influential, widely-discussed, and analyzed horror movies of all time, renowned for its ability to emanate an inexplicable sense of [[NothingIsScarier creeping dread]] that grows throughout its runtime, masterfully accomplished by Kubrick's impeccable directing and camera work and Nicholson's, Duvall's, and Lloyd's incredible acting performances, that finally culminates in the movie's thrilling, terrifying climax, one that manages to stick with the viewer even long after the film's ending credits roll.
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16th Feb '18 12:45:17 PM LyricalPorcupine
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Although a commercial and critical disappointment at the time of its release in 1980, ''The Shining'' is [[VindicatedByHistory now regarded]] as one of the most influential, widely-discussed, and analyzed horror movies of all time, renowned for its ability to emanate an inexplicable sense of [[NothingIsScarier creeping dread]] that grows throughout its runtime, masterfully accomplished by Kubrick's impeccable directing and camera work and Nicholson's, Duvall's, and Lloyd's incredible acting performances, that finally culminates in the movie's thrilling, terrifying climax, one that manages to stick with the viewer even long after the film's ending credits roll.

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Although a commercial and success the film was seen as a critical disappointment at the time of its release in 1980, ''The Shining'' is [[VindicatedByHistory now regarded]] as one of the most influential, widely-discussed, and analyzed horror movies of all time, renowned for its ability to emanate an inexplicable sense of [[NothingIsScarier creeping dread]] that grows throughout its runtime, masterfully accomplished by Kubrick's impeccable directing and camera work and Nicholson's, Duvall's, and Lloyd's incredible acting performances, that finally culminates in the movie's thrilling, terrifying climax, one that manages to stick with the viewer even long after the film's ending credits roll.
19th Jan '18 8:14:20 AM Pren
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* PragmaticAdaptation: While the movie departs from the book quite a bit, it can stand on its own.

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** Room 217 from the book becomes 237, as the hotel asked them to use a room number that didn't actually exist.
3rd Jan '18 9:24:08 PM CrowTR0bot
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* KarmaHoudini: [[EldritchLocation The Overlook Hotel]] is SparedByTheAdaptation after it drives Jack to homicidal madness, and will likely continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
28th Dec '17 3:24:15 AM axle-k89
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* AbusiveParents: Jack towards Danny. He accidentally broke Danny's arm while drunk before the events of the film, and it's implied a few times he may have been sexually absuing Danny too. This could be backed up by Wendy accusing Jack of giving Danny the injuries he allegedly received in room 237.


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* AnimalMotifs: Tying in with the theme of implied sexual abuse, bears appear a bit throughout the film, usually regarding Danny/ Early on we see Danny with a bear pillow right beside his head, and in his room in the hotel, there is a photo of two bears (one sitting, one standing) right above his bed. And then of course towards the end there's the man in the bear suit who Wendy sees in one of the bedrooms.


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* ArcSymbol: Mirrors. Mirrors appear in every scene where Jack is with Grady (except when Jack talks to him through the store room door, as we don't see Grady in this scene) as well as on the wall outside the Gold Room and in room 237's bathroom. Also, when Wendy sees "redrum" written in lipstick on the bathroom door, she sees it in a mirror, where it reads "Murder".


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* CantLiveWithThemCantLiveWithoutThem: Lloyd says this of women in one of the scenes in the Gold Room.


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* ChekhovsGun: The store room in the kitchen. Halloran shows it to Wendy and Danny early on, then after knocking Jack out with a baseball bat, Wendy locks him in there.
** The hedge maze.Wendy and Danny are seen walking through it soon after arriving at the hotel, then Jack chases Danny into it at the end. [[spoiler:Danny tricks Jack by following his footsteps to escape, and Jack ends up freezing to death in the maze.]]


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* {{Foreshadowing}}: As Wendy and Danny find their way around the maze, Jack is seen looking at a scale model of it inside the hotel. At the end of the film, he chases Danny into the maze [[spoiler:and gets lost in it, freezing to death, while Danny is able to escape.]]
** Jack's description of his nightmare, where he killed Wendy and Danny and laments that he thinks he's losing his mind.
** The tricycle scenes. Danny rides in circles around the Overlook hallways, including the Colorado Lounge and the room 237 hallway, giving the illusion of being followed as the camera tracks his route. He later does a loop upon himself in the maze while being chased by Jack, only to break the loop and find himself at the center of the maze.
** Halloran specifically warns Danny to avoid room 237. This counts as SchmuckBait too, as when he finds room 237 later while riding his tricycle, he finds the room locked. He later finds the room open and ventures in, only to reappear later with bruises and his jumper torn.


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* HeroesGoneFishing: Danny having ice cream with Hallorann, as well as him and Wendy walking around the maze, him playing with his toys, and riding around the hallways on his tricycle.


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* NightmareSequence: As counts as {{Foreshadowing}}. Jack has a nightmare where he killed Wendy and Danny and laments that he is losing his mind.


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* OhCrap:
** Wendy's reaction to finding Jack's manuscript and its repeated typings of "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." Then again when he suddenly appears behind her.
** [[spoiler:Jack has one in room 237 when he sees in the mirror that the naked woman he's embracing has become a rotting, cackling corpse.]]
** Pretty much Wendy's reaction throughout the last part of the film during Jack's rampage.


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* RedIsHeroic / BlueIsHeroic: Danny is always wearing something red or blue, including his red trainers (sneakers), blue jeans, red shirt and blue Apollo 11 jumper.
** Also played straight with Wendy a few times, such as with the red coat and jeans she wears when walking through the maze with Danny.
** Averted with Jack, as he is slowly going insane while wearing a red jacket and jeans.
* RedIsViolent: Jack wears a red jacket from his nightmare scene onwards, and becomes more violent and insane as the movie progresses.


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* RuleOfThree: There are three scenes of Danny riding around the Overlook on his tricycle. The first time he does it, we see him riding around the Colorado Lounge and one of the adjoining hallways of the kitchen area. The second time, he rides a loop around the hallways by room 237, only noticing it after he goes bac on himself and passes it a second time, then trying the door and finding it locked. The third time, he rides along a kitchen corridor and then an upstairs hallway where he encounters the Grady girls.


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* TemptingFate: Jack tells Ullman that solitude and isolation will not become problems for him while looking after the hotel.
21st Dec '17 10:40:03 AM fatescanner
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One of the most influential, widely-discussed, and analyzed horror movies of all time, ''The Shining'' is renowned for its ability to emanate an inexplicable sense of [[NothingIsScarier creeping dread]] that grows throughout its runtime, masterfully accomplished by Kubrick's impeccable directing and camera work and Nicholson's, Duvall's, and Lloyd's incredible acting performances, that finally culminates in the movie's thrilling, terrifying climax, one that manages to stick with the viewer even long after the film's ending credits roll.

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One Although a commercial and critical disappointment at the time of its release in 1980, ''The Shining'' is [[VindicatedByHistory now regarded]] as one of the most influential, widely-discussed, and analyzed horror movies of all time, ''The Shining'' is renowned for its ability to emanate an inexplicable sense of [[NothingIsScarier creeping dread]] that grows throughout its runtime, masterfully accomplished by Kubrick's impeccable directing and camera work and Nicholson's, Duvall's, and Lloyd's incredible acting performances, that finally culminates in the movie's thrilling, terrifying climax, one that manages to stick with the viewer even long after the film's ending credits roll.
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